Who are our Newsroom Registrants?
Press badges granting access to AAAS Newsroom resources and news briefings are freely available to all career science communicators, with appropriate credentials. Working reporters (staff or freelance), public information officers (PIOs), journalism professors and journalism students qualify for complimentary registration to the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting through the AAAS Office of Public Programs. The badges give access to meeting symposia and lectures.
Who are our General Registrants?
Newsroom badges will not be issued to representatives of lobbying, special interest or advocacy organizations. Similarly, scientists, scientific journal editors, advertising or marketing professionals and investment analysts must register as general attendees and pay the fee. General registration for the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting is available online at meetings.aaas.org.
I am a scientist, lobbyist or investment analyst, but I also have a newsletter and a Web page where I help to communicate science to the public. May I register as Press?
No. To receive complimentary Newsroom Registration, you must be a career science communicator whose primary occupation is science communications. Scientists or investment analysts who also communicate science are not eligible for complimentary newsroom registration. If you do not qualify for a newsroom credential but want to attend meeting symposia as a general registrant, you may register online at meetings.aaas.org.
Okay, I am a career science communicator. How can I register?
All career science communicators who are NASW members and who meet the credentialing criteria will receive a complimentary press badge. Current NASW membership and valid photo identification are required. Advance registration using the simple online form is strongly recommended. But, NASW members also may register on-site by presenting their current membership card and valid photo identification.
ALL OTHER NEWSROOM REGISTRANTS
If you are a career science communicator but not a member of NASW, you will be welcomed after you provide the following credentials:
Public Information Officers
Journalism Professors and Journalism Students