Blogging, tweeting, and discussing science online from LPSC does not violate our conference policies. Restrictions on recording technical sessions are in place to protect the intellectual property rights of the speaker.
Social Media Guidelines
- Use the official conference hashtag on all postings.
- Maintain professional courtesy in all postings associated with the conference hashtag.
- Respect copyright and intellectual property right laws (i.e., do not capture an entire presentation on video and post it without the presenter’s explicit consent).
- Refrain from using photos, screenshots, audio, or video recording devices in all oral sessions. Refer to the Photography Policy for complete details.
Media credentials entitle journalists and public information officers from space-science-related organizations to access all scientific sessions, the exhibition area, and events specifically for media representatives. Having access does not imply “permission” to report or discuss subjects.
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. Members of the working press are expected to adhere 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.
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 livestreaming of presentations (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.