(202) 833-877 esahq@esa.org


Welcome, members of the media. We are here to help you, whether you are joining us on-site or covering the meeting from afar.

ESA invites press and institutional public information officers to attend for free (see credential policy below).

To register, please contact ESA Communications Officer Liza Lester directly at llester@esa.org, (202) 833-8773 x211. Walk-in registration will be available during the meeting.

On site Press Room

  • Location: Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, room 119
  • Phone number: (954) 762-4954
  • Press Room Hours:
    • Opening day, Sunday, 7 August:
      1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    • Monday-Thursday, 8 – 11 August:
      7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    • Closing day, Friday, 12 August:
      7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


ESA Policy on Press Credentials

ESA’s press office provides complimentary registration for professional journalists attending to gather news and information to produce media coverage of the Annual Meeting. Credentials considered for press eligibility include a recognized press card or current membership in the National Association of Science Writers, the Canadian Science Writers Association, the International Science Writers Association, and the Society of Environmental Journalists. Freelancers must be currently active in journalism and able to present recent bylined news stories in the natural sciences.

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

Members of the press may attend all research presentations but some events, workshops, and field trips may not be open to press without prior arrangement.


Institutional Press Officers

We offer complimentary registration for press officers and public information officers. Press officers who cannot attend, but would like to promote presenters from their institutions, are welcome to prearrange distribution of press releases and other author materials on the meeting website in the on-site Press Room. Press officers may request copies of all abstracts related to their institution. For registration, more information, or help finding scientists in our meeting program, please contact Liza Lester at llester@esa.org or (202) 833-8773 x211.


Meeting abstracts are not embargoed.