53rd DPS Meeting
DPS 53 Press Information
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 DPS Press Officer Dr. Shantanu Naidu with your name and media affiliation (or “freelance” if applicable). Upon confirming your eligibility, he'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 53 registration page.
Advance press registration deadline: Sunday, 3 October 2021. 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 events.
Press Registration Instructions
Since we will not be meeting in person, there will be no physical press office, press conference room, or press interview room. A very special “Thank you!” goes out to the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) for generously sponsoring the DPS 53 virtual press office!
- Dr. Shantanu Naidu, DPS Press Officer, +1 917-373-8840
- Dr. Susanna Kohler, AAS Communications Manager & Press Officer, +1 202-328-2010 x127
We will hold daily press conferences via Zoom Monday-Thursday, 4-7 October, to showcase some of the most exciting discoveries being presented at the meeting. These will occur at 11:00 am US Eastern Daylight Time, i.e., 8:00 am PDT on the US West Coast and late afternoon (15:00 UTC) 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.