Media Policies

Meeting participants may blog, post, and tweet highlights of any conference, meeting, or workshop using the official hashtag. We welcome social media use as a way of sharing scientific findings with your social networks.

Social Media Guidelines

  • Use the official hashtag on all postings.
  • Maintain professional courtesy in all postings associated with the hashtag.
  • Respect copyright and intellectual property right laws (i.e., do not capture a presentation or poster on video or with images/screenshots 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 under the Code of Conduct for complete details.

Working Press

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.

USRA/LPI requires that members of the media discuss any 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.

Presenters at the conference are not eligible to register as working press. Complimentary media registrations are approved on a case-by-case basis. Those registering as working press should expect to upload their credentials and verify that they are not attending as a presenter.

Photography Policy

Attendance at, or participation in, any meeting organized and/or supported 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 live streaming of presentations is expressly prohibited by anyone other than official meeting representatives as designated by USRA/LPI. Photographs of copyrighted PowerPoint or other slides and images that are labeled as confidential and/or proprietary are also expressly prohibited.

For more information, visit the Code of Conduct.