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News Release August 30, 2001
GSA Release No. 01-38
Contact: Ann Cairns
Director–Communications and Marketing, 303-357-1056

The Geological Society of America 2001 Annual Meeting: "Boston 2001: A Geo-Odyssey"

I. Introduction IV. Newsroom
II. Highlights V. Media Registration Policies and Procedures
III. Media Briefings & other Events VI. Additional Information for Public Information Officers

(V) Media Registration Policies and Procedures

Registration entitles journalists and public information officers (PIOs) from geoscience and other related organizations to access to all scientific sessions and the exhibition area, as well as to the Newsroom and events specifically for media representatives.

Eligibility for media registration is as follows, all of whom have equal access:

  • Working press representing bona fide news media with a press card, letter, or business card from the publication.
  • Freelance science writers, presenting a current membership card from NASW, ISWA, regional affiliates of NASW, or evidence of work pertaining to science published in 1999 or 2000.
  • PIOs of scientific societies, educational institutions and government agencies.

Representatives of the business side of news media, publishing houses, and for-profit corporations must register at the main registration desk and pay the appropriate fees.

Eligible persons are encouraged to pre-register via the media registration form (PDF format) on GSA's web site. Completed forms can be emailed to Ann Cairns ( or faxed to her at 303-357-1074. The deadline for media pre-registration is Oct. 26. Onsite registration will take place at the Newsroom.

Pre-registrants will receive the full book of abstracts via first class mail, while supplies last. For delivery via means other than the U.S. Postal Service, send the preferred carrier name and an account number to Ann Cairns. Those who register on-site will receive the abstract book upon arrival. All media registrants will receive the Program book upon arrival at the Newsroom.

Information on hotel accommodations is available on the GSA web site. Reservations at convention hotels can be made through GSA at special reduced rates through Sept. 28. Media are encouraged to make their arrangements as soon as possible.

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