2016 About EB Press

For Members of the Media

EB 2016 is open to members of the media from print, broadcast, Web, general interest, trade and medical publishing outlets. Public relations representatives must register as nonmembers.

Complimentary registration is available for qualified press to cover EB 2016. Pre-registration for members of the media and freelance writers is encouraged. A letter of assignment is necessary. Please view our full press credentials policy below. Send your completed request to media@experimentalbiology.org.

Registered journalists must wear their press badges when attending the meeting and when covering EB-sponsored events. All of the scientific sessions are open to the press. Camera crews must register all members and wear badges at all times.

Press Room: Overview 

Qualified members of the media and freelance writers are invited to apply for complimentary press registration to cover the annual scientific meeting Experimental Biology (EB) 2016, in anticipation of their reporting on the science and related presentations being offered. Press registration allows qualified members of the media access to all scientific, general, special, and poster sessions and exhibits (but not closed or ticketed events). Additionally, EB provides a fully equipped and staffed newsroom with workstations for media attendees.

Press Credentials Policy

  1. Media representatives, such as reporters, writers and videographers, are welcome to attend the meeting. Journalists who have press credentials (such as a press club badge) should bring their credentials to the EB Press Room in the San Diego Convention Center for registration or submit their credentials in advance to pre-register for the meeting.  Questions and additional information can be obtained by contacting the EB media team at media@experimentalbiology.org. Click here for a Media Registration Form.
  1. Journalists who do not have press credentials, such as freelancers, must (1) provide a letter of assignment, on official letter head, from the publication or broadcast outlet for which they are covering the meeting and (2) submit recent samples of their bylined work, along with appropriate identification, to apply for credentials.
  1. Individuals representing other news outlets, such as online media, must provide a letter of assignment on official outlet letterhead and three recently published articles that relate to EB’s scientific coverage. Note that online outlets must provide content that is original and independent of advertising and sponsorship. Personal online websites do not qualify.
  1. Individuals interested in blogging about the conference should contact media@experimentalbiology.org for additional information about the requirements.
  1. Representatives of journals that do not contain news sections are not eligible for press passes; nor are editors of journals or other publications who do not edit their outlet’s news section. This rule will be strictly enforced.
  1. Representatives of book, magazine and journal publishers as well as advertising and marketing representatives are ineligible for press passes.
  1. Public information officers and individuals representing public relations firms must register as nonmembers and pay the nonmember conference rate.
The conference organizers reserve the right to limit the number of passes provided to any organization and the right to deny pass requests. 

Policy on Non-EB Materials

Organizations are, under certain circumstances, invited to place media materials inside the EB newsroom. All materials must relate directly to specific research being presented at EB and must be approved by EB press staffers no later than four weeks prior to the opening of the meeting.
 
To have your materials reviewed, please make certain they arrive at the EB media office (media@experimentalbiology.org) at least six weeks prior to the meeting. Onsite review and displaying of unapproved materials is not allowed.  Any unauthorized materials will be discarded. EB newsroom staffers are responsible for replenishing approved organization’s material in the newsroom.

For Bloggers

EB will accept a limited number of requests for credentials from bloggers will be attending the meeting. Applicants must be members of the host societies and have track records of blogging on the topics being presented at the meeting. For more information, contact Angela Hopp at ahopp@asbmb.org.
 
If you are interested in being an official EB 2016 blogger, which is not the same as a regular blogger, please contact media@experimentalbiology.org and/or download and fill out the application here.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact media@experimentalbiology.org.

Press Releases

January 16, 2016
Press Passes Available for Experimental Biology 2016 in San Diego