Journalists, freelance science writers and public information officers may sign up for complimentary media registration. Online pre-registration is open from December 2014 until 13 March 2015.
Media registration gives access to the Press Centre and other meeting rooms and includes a public transportation ticket, the information and schedules book and a USB flash drive with the abstracts presented at the General Assembly, as well as extra material regarding this year's theme. Media participants also have access to high-speed Internet (LAN and WLAN) and complimentary breakfast, lunch, coffee and refreshments at the Press Centre.
Please read the eligibility requirements for media registration below.
If you pre-register online and your registration is approved, your name and affiliation are listed under Who's coming?. To have access to the Press Centre at the General Assembly, you will have to pick up your badge from the Press Counter in Hall Z. Please bring identification and your business card (or equivalent) to present at the Austria Center Vienna. Note that pre-registered media participants will be included in the EGU list of media contacts to receive General Assembly media advisories and other EGU press releases (you can unsubscribe at any time by emailing Bárbara Ferreira).
To see who has pre-registered, see Who's coming?.
Eligibility for complimentary media registration is limited to the following individuals:
- Working press employed by bona fide news media. (For on-site registration, must present a press card, business card, or letter of introduction from an editor of a recognised publication.)
- Freelance science writers. (For on-site registration, must present a current membership card from a WFSJ recognised association or from SEJ; or evidence of a by-lined science story intended for the general public published within the past year; or a letter from the editor of a recognised publication assigning you to cover the EGU General Assembly.)
- Public information officers of scientific societies, educational institutions, and government agencies. (For on-site registration, must present a business card.)
Note that representatives of publishing houses, for-profit corporations, and the business side of news media must pre-register through the normal registration website or register at the main registration desk at the conference and pay the appropriate fees.
Scientists are not eligible for media registration, with the exception of scientists who are also reporters with traditional media. They can register as journalists provided they plan on covering the meeting and can submit proof that they've recently written stories for recognised publications. If they are presenting talks or posters at the EGU General Assembly, they must first register as scientific participants for the day(s) they will be presenting.
If you satisfy the eligibility requirements above, please register here.Please note that we are unable to provide letters of invitation for media participants. Participants who need to receive an official letter of invitation to obtain a visa, to raise travel funds or for administrative purposes should register through the EGU2015 website, paying the appropriate fees, and request a letter through the Letter of Invitation section.