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Welcome to the online newsroom of the 2017 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings

Media representatives and public information officers are cordially invited to attend our 2017 Annual Meeting, Oct. 22-25, Tampa, FL. Those with appropriate credentials may receive complimentary newsroom registration, which includes all the benefits of regular annual meeting registration plus use of our on-site newsroom.

We strongly encourage all newsroom participants to register in advance. Your press badge can then be picked up simply by presenting your valid photo identification to ASA, CSSA, SSSA newsroom staff on-site. You can also register on-site, with appropriate credentials and photo ID. 

Media registration--eligibility:

The newsroom registration option is available only to those whose primary occupation is science communications. Eligible communicators include:

  • Working journalists representing the news media with a press card, letter, or business card from the outlet.
  • Freelance science writers presenting a current membership card from the National Association of Science Writers (NASW); a comparable association in another country (e.g., Canadian Science Writers' Association, International Science Writers Association); or evidence of work pertaining to science published within the last two years.
  • Public information officers (PIOs) at scientific societies, educational institutions, companies, and government agencies with a business card showing their position (e.g., communications officer, editor, writer, public affairs director, public information specialist).

I’m a researcher, professor, or scientific journal editor, but I also have a blog, website, or print publication whose purpose is to communicate science to the public. Can I register through the newsroom? No. To receive complimentary newsroom registration, you must be a career science communicator whose primary occupation is science communications. If you don’t qualify for a newsroom credential but want to attend the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA meetings as a general registrant, please visit:

To receive press credentials and register through the newsroom, please contact: Susan Fisk, 608-273-8091,