Newsroom Information

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

ESA invites press and institutional public information officers to attend for free (see our credential policy). To register, please contact ESA Public Information Manager Zoe Gentes directly at, (202) 833-8773 x211. Walk-in registration will be available during the meeting.


On site Press Room

Pre-registered reporters and press officers may pick up their credentials in the Press Room and enjoy coffee, tea, internet access, a printer, telephones, and an interview area. Journalists may also register on site in the Press Room, which is adjacent to main registration.

Location: Room 256, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Press Room phone #: (504)670-6402

Press Room hours:

  • Opening day, Sunday, 5 August: 
    1:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • Monday – Thursday, 6 – 9 August: 
    7:30 am-5:30 pm
  • Closing day, Friday, 10 August: 
    7:30 am-Noon

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 Zoe Gentes at or (202) 833-8773 x211.

Meeting abstracts are not embargoed.