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Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
The Woodlands, Texas
March 19-23, 2018

Media Policies

Blogging, tweeting, and discussing science online from LPSC does not violate our conference policies. Restrictions on photos and recording devices in technical session rooms and the absence of Wi-Fi in the oral sessions are in place to protect the intellectual property rights of the speakers and curtail activities that could be distracting to speakers during their presentations.

Media credentials entitle journalists and public information officers from space science-related organizations to access all scientific sessions and the exhibition area, as well as events specifically for media representatives. Having access to USRA/LPI’s assistance in facilitating reporting does not imply “permission” to report or discuss subjects or not.

As a professional courtesy, USRA/LPI asks that members of the media discuss research of interest with the authors before publishing stories regarding their work, as a means of ensuring that authors’ works are accurately represented and cited. If a member of the press receives complimentary media registration to “report” on the meeting, adherence to this professional ethical standard is expected.

No presenters at the meeting may attend for free under the guise of being a member of the media. Complimentary media registrations are approved on a case-by-case basis, and those registering as members of the media should be expected to verify that they are not attending as a presenter.

Photography Policy —

Attendance at, or participation in, any workshop or conference organized by USRA/LPI constitutes consent to the use and distribution by USRA/LPI of the attendee’s image or voice for informational, publicity, promotional, and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic communications media. Video recording or streaming presentations live (e.g., using apps such as Periscope or Facebook Live) is expressly prohibited by anyone other than official meeting representatives. Photographs of copyrighted PowerPoint or other slides, as well as images that are labeled as confidential and/or proprietary, are also expressly prohibited.

USRA/LPI reserves the right to terminate access to anyone found to be in violation of the policies stated above.