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25-Apr-2013

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Contact: Mary Catherine Adams
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American Geophysical Union
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2013 Meeting of the Americas media advisory 2

Pre-registration deadline is April 26, Virtual Press Room open, scientific program is online

About 1,500 scientists are expected to present their latest Earth and space science findings next month at the 2013 Meeting of the Americas in Cancún, Mexico, May 13-17. The pre-registration deadline for is this Friday, April 26 but onsite, complimentary press registration will be available.

Check out the scientific program and the press Who's Coming list online. The meeting's Virtual Press Room and PIO Uploader are now live. Visa information is also available.

Click here to register as a member of the news media: http://moa.agu.org/2013/media-center/press-registration/.

Friday, April 26, is the last day for online press pre-registration, which assures that your badge will be waiting for you when you arrive.

You may also register at the meeting; however, you must bring valid media credentials to do so (see eligibility criteria at the link above). Registration for press, whether in advance or on site, is complimentary.

News Media registrants receive, at no charge, a badge that provides access to all scientific sessions of the meeting. Eligibility for press registration is limited to science reporters, freelancers and public information officers.

All press badges will be issued solely at the discretion of the AGU Public Information Office. Please note: AGU will not operate a Press Room at the meeting.

Virtual Press Room and PIO Uploader - Now live

The Virtual Press Room is the online place for journalists to find meeting-related materials such as press releases, images, and videos about newsworthy research being presented at the meeting. To access the Meeting of the Americas Virtual Press Room, go here: http://moa.agu.org/2013/media-center/virtual-press-room/.

Public Information Officers can upload press releases (along with accompanying images, videos, audio files and external links) about research presented at the Meeting of the Americas to the Virtual Press Room. To access the Uploader, PIOs must first register here: http://moa.agu.org/2013/media-center/for-pios/. Only registered PIOs will be allowed to upload content.

2013 Meeting of the Americas scientific program

Scientists have submitted more than 1,500 abstracts about new findings they plan to present at the meeting. To see the abstracts on topics including anthropogenic influences on the natural environment and extreme events like tsunamis, hurricanes, heat waves and more, please go to the scientific program: http://moa.agu.org/2013/scientific-program/. All scientific sessions take place in the Cancún Center, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

See Who's Coming!

The online list of journalists who have pre-registered for the Meeting is updated daily. To see it, go here: http://moa.agu.org/2013/media-center/whos-coming/.

Mexican visa regulations for international reporters

International reporters, including those from the United States, must have a valid passport to enter Mexico. Those without an up-to-date passport are urged to apply for one immediately. Passport information for U.S. citizens may be found at: http://travel.state.gov/passport/.

Journalists who are U.S. citizens, or have a valid U.S. visa, do not need a special visa to report from the meeting, as long as they are staying less than 180 days and not being paid by a Mexican company. However, camera operators bringing gear into Mexico should fill out a specific form; please email news@agu.org for more information.

International reporters from countries other than the United States should contact their country's Mexican embassy (http://www.sre.gob.mx/index.php/representaciones/embajadas-de-mexico-en-el-exterior) to inquire about possible visa requirements.

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