Media Registration

Complimentary media registration entitles professional journalists and public information officers (PIOs) from geoscience-related organizations to access scientific sessions and the exhibition area, for the express purpose of gathering news and information to produce media coverage of GSA meetings. Press badges will also admit holders to the onsite newsroom, as well as events specifically for media representatives. All press badges are issued at the sole discretion of the GSA Press Office, and are not transferrable.

All presenters must pay the registration fee to attend the Annual Meeting. Journalists and PIOs must pay for any short courses, field trips, or ticketed events, in which they wish to participate.

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

  • Working press (journalists, photographers, videographers, bloggers, authors, and filmmakers) representing bona fide news media organizations 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 2017 or 2018.
  • PIOs or institutional communicators from scientific societies, educational institutions and government agencies.

All registrants must provide credentials regardless of whether they have received press registration for past GSA meetings.

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. Editors of journals or other publications who do not report for or edit their outlet’s news section are not eligible for complimentary press registration.

Media preregistration is encouraged, and must be received by midnight on Monday, 29 October 2018. After that date you may register on-site with your appropriate media credentials. Preregistered members of the media should check-in and pick up their badges and programs in the main registration area.

Contact Christa Stratton, GSA Director of Education, Communications and Outreach, with questions or for additional information.
Phone: +1-303-357-1093


By accepting complimentary
media registration,
you agree to abide by the
GSA Events Code of Conduct.

Read our Policy Statement on
Blogging at the Annual Meeting. 


Journalists: Sign up to receive GSA press releases
PIOs: Submit your press releases for the Annual Meeting Newsroom
Authors/Presenters: inquire about presenting your work to the media