Journalists, freelance science writers, and public information officers may sign up for complimentary media registration. Online pre-registration is now closed.
On-site registration is available in the main registration area of the Austria Center Vienna during the opening hours of the conference office.
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 have pre-registered online, and your registration was 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 ID and your business card (or equivalent) to present at the Austria Center Vienna.
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 – World Federation of Science Journalists – recognised association or from SEJ – Society of Environmental Journalists; 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.