The AAS offers complimentary in-person meeting registration to bona fide working journalists and public information officers (PIOs) who will be attending on site in New Orleans.
At AAS 243, there will be a dedicated press office and a reservable interview room. We will hold press conferences Monday through Thursday, and Friday will feature an optional press tour to the LIGO Livingston installation (details to follow at a later date).
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AAS 243 will be an in-person meeting only; there will be no virtual attendance option for the general meeting. The press conferences, however, can be attended both in person and virtually via Zoom.
In-Person Press Attendance:
The AAS offers complimentary in-person meeting registration to bona fide working journalists and public information officers (PIOs). To request press registration, first check our eligibility criteria, then contact the AAS Press Office with your name and media affiliation (or “freelance” if applicable); please specify "AAS 243 IN-PERSON press registration" in the subject line. If your eligibility is confirmed, you'll receive a special promotional code that you can use to register for the meeting the same way regular attendees do, i.e., via the AAS 243 registration page.
Virtual Press Attendance (press conferences only):
If you do not plan to be on-site in New Orleans but you would like to attend the press conferences virtually, contact the AAS Press Office with your name and media affiliation (or “freelance” if applicable); please specify "AAS 243 VIRTUAL press conference attendance" in the subject line. You will be added to a virtual press conference attendance list and will be sent the press conference schedule and Zoom webinar links in advance of the meeting.
Press registration deadline: Wednesday, 3 January 2024.
In-Person Press Registration Instructions
Thanks to the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) for generously sponsoring the press office with refreshments for press registrants!
Location: Room 230, Level 2, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130)
Press Office Hours
- Sunday, 7 January, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- Monday, 8 January, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Tuesday, 9 January, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Wednesday, 10 January, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Thursday, 11 January, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Press Office Staff
- Dr. Susanna Kohler, AAS Communications Manager & Press Officer, +1 202-328-2010 x127
- Dr. Kerry Hensley, AAS Communications Specialist & Deputy Press Officer, +1 202-328-2010 x138
- Benjamin Cassese, AAS Media Fellow
The AAS 243 Astrobites Media Intern, Briley Lewis, will also assist in the Press Office.
Location: Room 228, Level 2, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Use the online signup sheet to reserve this room for use for press interviews at specific dates and times.
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the LIGO installation in Livingston, Louisiana on Friday, 12 January 2024. More information will be announced soon; in the meantime, please fill out the expression of interest form here.
If you have been invited to present at an AAS press conference, you may have questions about what happens at a press conference, how to prepare a presentation, or how to prepare a press release. The resources at the following link should address those questions: