On-site Newsroom


The 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting Newsroom is located in the Washington State Convention Center, Level 2, Room 203. As of 13 February, reporters with questions may call Newsroom Headquarters at (206) 219-4504 to speak with Annual Meeting Newsroom staff. Otherwise, please email Newsroom staff at media@aaas.org.




Newsroom Hours

Thursday 13 February 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday - Sunday 14-16 February 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM



The 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting Newsroom will offer an array of news opportunities and resources:


Embargoed News Briefings

Daily briefings about breaking research being presented at the Meeting will provide press registrants with access to the world's premier scientists.

Please note: All newsroom registrants are required to observe embargoes, which will coincide with the date and time of the scientific session or related news briefing, whichever comes first.

A full schedule of news briefings will be available to registered reporters who have EurekAlert! access via the AAAS Annual Meeting online newsroom on EurekAlert!, beginning Monday, 10 February 2020. All press registrants also will receive a complete schedule upon arrival.

News briefings will begin on the morning of Thursday, 13 February 2020.

Attendance at press briefings is restricted to press registrants only. For more information about press registration, read our credentialing information.


Speaker Materials

Newsroom registrants will have full access to background materials, speaker presentations and embargoed news releases via the Online Newsroom on EurekAlert!. If you require such resources and do not have access to EurekAlert!, please visit the Newsroom headquarters in the Washington State Convention Center, Level 2, Room 203 for assistance.


Private Interview Rooms (during select times only)

At the Newsroom Headquarters in the Washington State Convention Center, Level 2, Room 203, reporters may request private rooms for interviews.