Media Registration

ESA invites press and institutional public information officers to attend for free. To apply, please contact ESA Communications Officer Liza Lester directly at Walk-in registration will be available during the meeting.

Meeting abstracts are not embargoed. Reporters who would like help locating presenters and outside sources for in person or phone interviews should contact Liza Lester.


ESA Policy on Press Credentials

We will waive registration fees for reporters with a recognized press card and 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.

We do not waive registration fees for editors of peer-reviewed journals, ad sales representatives, publishers, program officers or marketing professionals.


Institutional Press Officers

We will waive registration fees for press officers. If you cannot attend but would like to promote presenters from your institution, we are happy to distribute your press releases in the meeting’s Press Room.  Press officers may request copies of all abstracts related to their institution. For registration, more information, or help finding your scientists in our meeting program, please contact Liza Lester at or (202) 833-8773 x211.


Newsroom Operation

Members of the press are exempt from registration fees and may attend all meeting sessions (*field trip fee still apply). A staffed Press Room, including computers, a printer, telephones and an interview area, will be available.

  • Location:         North Show Office, to the right of the Exhibition Hall
  • Phone:             410-649-6066;  410-649-6110


The Press Room will be open on these dates:

  • Sunday, August 10:  1:00– 5:00 pm
  • Monday, August 11 Thursday, August 14th:  7:30 am–5:30 pm
  • Friday, August 15:  7:30 am–Noon