Press Information

ESA acknowledges the importance of communicating science to the public and provides support and resources for science journalists reporting on our Annual Meeting.

Press Credentials

Members of the press interested in attending the ESA Annual Meeting should contact ESA’s communications officer, Katie Kline, at Katie Kline or 202-833-8773 ext. 211 to register for the meeting.  

ESA will waive registration fees for reporters with a recognized press card. Registration is also waived for current members of the National Association of Science Writers, the Canadian Science Writers Association, the International Science Writers Association and the Society of Environmental Journalists.

ESA will not waive registration for editors of peer-reviewed journals, ad sales representatives, publishers, program officers or marketing professionals. Scientists, advertising or marketing professionals and other non-press room participants must register through general registration and pay the registration fee.

Media attendees are responsible for any fees associated with workshops and fields trips they choose to attend. Please keep in mind that field trips and workshops fill up early.

Press Room

The ESA newsroom is offered as an amenity for reporters, freelance journalists and radio and television correspondents who attend the meeting and report on the presentations. The room will be equipped with internet access, computers and phone lines.

Newsroom hours:

Public Information Officers

Press officers may request copies of abstracts related to their institution. ESA is happy to distribute any relevant institutional press releases in the press room. Please contact Katie Kline, at Katie Kline for more information.

Embargo Policy

Please note that specific content related to the abstracts and presentations at the Annual Meeting are strictly embargoed until the day of the session. 


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