Press Room

Annual Meeting Press Registration

Registration Open!

Credentialed working journalists will be provided complimentary press registration to cover the American Anthropological Association's 113th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C, December 3-7, 2014.

Please read the AAA Press Credentials Policy before submitting your registration.

To register for press credentials, please send the following information in the body of an email to josten@aaanet.org:

First Name:   

Last Name: 

Outlet/Organization:

Title:   

Email:

Address:

City:   

State:  

Zip Code:   

Phone:   

Fax:   

Registration prior to the meeting is strongly recommended.

On-site press registrants will be asked to provide verification of editorial status. Accepted credentials include a business card from a news media outlet, a recent bylined article, or a letter of assignment from a media organization.

AAA Press Credential Policy

Press credentials to cover meetings presented by the American Anthropological Association will be granted to journalists who are employed by accredited news organizations attending the meeting for the purpose of editorial coverage.   

Journalists who have press credentials such as a press club badge should bring these credentials upon arrival for registration to the AAA Press Office. Media representatives welcome to attend include reporters, editors, writers, photographers and videographers.   

Journalists who do not have press credentials such as freelancers should provide a letter of assignment in English from the publication or broadcast outlet on letterhead for which the journalist is covering the meeting or submit recent samples of their work with the journalist's byline along with appropriate identification.   

Representatives from publications and other news media must represent the editorial staff. Publishers of books and magazines and advertising and marketing representatives of publications and broadcast outlets will not be registered as press.  

Companies or organizations producing publications, videos and/or other products intended for marketing, advertising, financial analysis or public relations purposes may not register as media. Financial analysts, public relations personnel and/or individuals from communications, print and online promotion services may register as regular attendees. Information regarding press registrants is proprietary. AAA does not give, rent or sell current or past media registration lists.   

Writers for online media outlets may register as press, provided that: the website provides original, editorial news coverage; editorial content is independent of advertising and sponsorship; advertising on the website is clearly identifiable as such; any sponsors of the website are clearly identified as such and are multiple in number, i.e., no single-sponsored websites. Personal websites will not qualify for media credentials.

Bloggers must provide the URL of the blog for which they are writing prior to registering for press credentials and supply examples of posts that demonstrate recent coverage of anthropological topics.AAA reserves the right to grant bloggers press credentials on a case-by-case basis.

Only officially contracted AAA vendors and working journalists with AAA-approved press credentials are permitted to record video or audio during the meeting. Credentialed reporters wishing to record any proceedings, including presentations, events or interviews, must be accompanied by AAA Press Office staff or have prior approval from AAA's Public Affairs Department and consent on camera or in writing by individual(s) to be recorded. Recording with personal audio/video equipment such as smartphones, digital cameras, audio recorders or other recording devices without proper credentials or permission is prohibited. No audio or video recording or photography is permitted on the Exhibit Hall floor unless approved and accompanied by Press Office staff. For more information, read AAA's Video and Audio Recording Policy.

Any journalist or credentialed media individual, who is an official participant of the program (i.e. - listed on the official program) is not eligible for complementary press registration.

All media wishing to attend AAA's Annual Meeting must register with the Association's Public Affairs Department. AAA reserves the right to grant press privileges to individuals on case-to-case basis. Please limit media registration to no more than two individuals per outlet. Media are highly encouraged to pre-register by e-mailing josten@aaanet.org.

Registered media are required to wear press badges at all times during the meeting. A reporter's credentials may be revoked for abuse of any access or privileges obtained.   

AAA Press Office Access 

Members of the media with AAA-approved press badges may have access to the AAA Press Office during its hours of operation. Additional interview space may be available by appointment only. Please contact the Press Office for reservations.

Please contact the AAA Public Affairs department at 703/528-1902 x1171 or josten@aaanet.org with any questions.

Video and Audio Taping Policy

Only officially contracted AAA vendors and working journalists with AAA-approved press credentials will be permitted to record video or audio during the meeting. Credentialed reporters wishing to record any proceedings, including presentations, events or interviews, must be accompanied by AAA Press Office staff or have prior approval from AAA's Public Affairs Departmentand consent on camera or in writing by individual(s) to be recorded. Individuals recording with personal audio/video equipment such as smartphones, digital cameras, audio recorders or other recording devices without prior permission from AAA or without proper credentials will be asked to cease recording immediately. Those found violating this request will be asked to leave the session. Working journalists wishing to obtain press credentials must register with the AAA Press Office.



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