LPSC µblogger Contact:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Application Deadline February 18, 2013
Are you a frequent user of social media? Would you like the opportunity to provide coverage and commentary about what’s going on during LPSC in real time? Then we invite you to apply to be one of the official LPSC Microbloggers!
In response to requests from the community, this year we are inviting interested participants to apply to be one of our official conference microbloggers during the week of LPSC. A limited number of selected participants will be given password-protected access to a dedicated WiFi network that will be available in the oral session rooms (Monday 8:00 a.m. through Friday 5:00 p.m.) (Remember that the LPSC WiFi network is deactivated in the oral sessions, and 3G/4G phone service is spotty at best.)
All we ask in exchange is that you use your social media outlets to comment on what’s going on during the week of the conference. Heard a great talk? Send out a tweet. Went to a great session? Post something on your Facebook page. Ran into a former colleague and had a great time catching up with their research? Post a comment!
We are looking for a good mix of participants to help provide extended social media coverage of the conference, and applications will be accepted from the working press, college students, scientists, retired professionals, etc.
Rules and Responsibilities —
- The hashtag #LPSC2013 must be used on postings
- Microbloggers are expected to maintain professional courtesy in their postings associated with the meeting hashtag
- The password provided is for the sole use of the selected participant, and must not be shared with friends and colleagues
- Flash photography is not allowed during talks
- Standard copyright and intellectual property right laws must be observed (i.e., do NOT capture an entire presentation on video and post it without the presenter’s explicit consent)
- Selected participants must check in at the registration desk upon arrival at the conference to receive the network name and password, and must wear a ribbon attached to their badge that identifies them as one of the LPSC Microbloggers
- Microbloggers are required to register for the conference; only credentialed members of the press are allowed to register as worki0.ng press
USRA/LPI reserves the right to terminate access to anyone found to be in violation of the policies stated above.
The application deadline is February 18, 2013. To apply, submit the LPSC Microblogger Application Form.
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.