25 April 2013
13-17 May 2013
Contents of this message:
- Pre-registration deadline: this Friday, April 26
- Virtual Press Room and PIO Uploader – Now live
- 2013 Meeting of the Americas scientific program
- See Who’s Coming!
- Mexico visa regulations for international reporters
1. 2013 Meeting of the Americas pre-registration deadline is this Friday, April 26
Click here to register: 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.
2. 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.
3. 2013 Meeting of the Americas scientific program
Around 1,500 scientists are expected to present new findings in the Earth and space sciences in Cancún at the 2013 Meeting of the Americas. To see the presentation 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.
4. 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/.
5. 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 [email protected] 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.