2010 Meeting of the Americas: Media Advisory 3

10 August 2010

Joint Release

Rafain Hotel and Convention Center
Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
8–12 August 2010

Additional Press Conference: Wed., 11 August

The following event has been added to the 2010 Meeting of the Americas press schedule. The time of the press conference is BRT time (local time in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil), which is one hour later than U.S. East Coast time (Eastern Daylight Time).

Reporters are invited to attend this event in the Press Room (Paraná IV, Level 1) or to participate remotely. The press conference will be webstreamed (for instructions, please see below).

Reporters are also encouraged to call in to a toll-free number to hear the speaker (For instructions, see below).

The added event is:


Wednesday, 11 August

Researchers who conduct ultraprecise studies of changes in Earth’s shape and motion (geodesy) have observed extraordinary behavior of the crust in and around Chile in the aftermath of the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the region in February. An unprecedented record of the effects of such a massive earthquake is emerging from a geodetic observatory (TIGO) in Concepción, Chile, in the heart of the quake zone, which kept its instruments operating straight through the disaster by running them on auxiliary power.


Hayo Hase
Head, Geodetic Observatory TIGO, Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile.

Session: U41A

In order to participate in the press conference via the Internet, please click on the link below prior to the event in order to register for the site, and to download the free Adobe Flash Player required for viewing the streamed event (unless you have Flash Player already). Once you have completed this easy registration process, you can log in to participate live in the event at this same link:http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja10/newsmedia/livestream/login.php

You should be able to listen in real time to the press conference speakers while simultaneously viewing their slides (and any video that might be in those slides) on the Internet. You will be able to ask questions and receive answers by means of the chat feature of the streaming service. (The chat box is below the viewing screen).

Please note: Although AGU has previously streamed its press conferences to the Internet, we are doing it in a new way (of necessity) for this meeting. We have been having technical problems with this new approach, so we can’t guarantee that the process will work for this event.

We encourage you also to call in to press conference by telephone. If you’re in the U.S. or Canada, please call the toll-free phone number +1-888-481-3032. (If you are elsewhere, please see below.) When prompted, enter the code 115139.

If you are outside of the U.S. or Canada, please follow these instructions:
Go to: http://www.btconferencing.com/btmeetme_v2/globalaccess/?bid=78&dialin=888 481 3032. Look for the access phone numbers for your country. Call the appropriate number. When prompted, enter the code: 115139.