Media Registration

Complimentary media registration entitles journalists and public information officers (PIOs) from geoscience-related organizations to access all scientific sessions and the exhibition area, as well as 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, ISWA, CSWA, ACS, ABSW, EUSJA, or evidence of work pertaining to science published in 2012 or 2013.
  • PIOs of scientific societies, educational institutions and government agencies.

Journalists and PIOs must pay for any short courses or field trips in which they wish to participate.

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.

Media preregistrations must be received by 18 October.  After that date you may register on-site in the GSA newsroom. Online registration is available in early June. Watch for the Annual Meeting media release for the special code allowing media to register at no charge (contact Christa Stratton if you need to get the code). Alternatively, you may complete the paper form and bring it with you to the Newsroom.

Contact Christa Stratton, GSA Director of Communications and Marketing,, for additional information and assistance.

Read our Policy Statement on
Blogging at the Annual Meeting.