52nd DPS Meeting

Press Information

DPS 2020
52nd Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences
Virtually Anywhere
26 – 30 October 2020

Press Registration

The AAS/DPS offers complimentary meeting registration to bona fide working journalists and public-information officers (PIOs). To request complimentary press registration, first check our eligibility criteria, then send an email message to either of the contacts listed below with your name and media affiliation (or “freelance” if applicable). Upon confirming your eligibility, they’ll email you a special promotional code that you can use to register for the meeting the same way regular attendees do, i.e., via the DPS 52 registration page.

Once you’ve received your promo code, go to the DPS 52 registration page and click the orange “Register for 52nd DPS Meeting” button. That will take you to the registration site, where you can sign in if you already have AAS credentials, which is likely if you’ve attended a recent AAS or DPS meeting. If you’re not sure, or if you’ve forgotten your AAS credentials, click the “Forgot username?” or “Forgot password?” link and follow the instructions that pop up, or email [email protected] for assistance. Otherwise you can create a new account.

After you sign in, click the “Register Myself” link if you’re not already on the registration page; then you can complete the registration process. You may see several options at different prices; it doesn’t matter which one you choose, because when you get to the payment screen, enter your promotional code, and click the “Apply” button, the system will recognize you as a press registrant and zero out the fee. If you encounter any problems during registration, email [email protected] or either of the contacts below.

Please register as soon as possible. There’s no hard deadline, but if you wait till the meeting is under way, we may not be able to process your registration in time for you to attend that day’s sessions or press conference. See our current list of press registrants to find out which of your fellow science writers are already planning to join us online.

USRA LogoThanks to the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) for generously sponsoring the DPS 2020 virtual press office!

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Press Conferences

We will hold daily press conferences via Zoom Monday-Thursday, 26-29 October, to showcase some of the most exciting discoveries being presented at the meeting. These will occur at midday Eastern Daylight Time, i.e., early morning on the US West Coast and late afternoon in Europe. They’ll also be live-streamed on the AAS Press Office YouTube channel (where you will not be able to ask questions; to do that, you will need to participate via Zoom) and archived there afterward.

Media Advisories