Registration is required for access to symposia, press briefings, and special events at the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago 13-17 February 2014. Online press registration, available until 22 January 2014, is strongly recommended and will allow you to pick up your press badge simply by presenting valid photo identification to AAAS staff. On-site registration will also be available.
Career communicators, including reporters (staff or freelance), public information officers (PIOs), journalism professors and journalism students qualify for complimentary press registration. Press badges will not be issued to representatives of lobbying, special interest or advocacy organizations. Similarly, scientists, scientific journal editors, advertising or marketing professionals and investment analysts must register as general attendees and pay the applicable rates.
Special hotel rates are available to all meeting attendees, including press, who register online before 22 January 2014. Once credentials are approved, AAAS staff will provide an email with instructions on how to make reservations through the AAAS Housing Bureau.
The 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting Newsroom will be located in the Event Centre on the 2nd floor of the Swissôtel Chicago hotel. Only individuals with a press badge will have access to the embargoed news briefings, workrooms, interview rooms, the library, and coffee lounge. The newsroom registration desk and facilities will be open at the following hours: