Ecological Society of America

ESA 89th Annual Meeting Virtual Press Room

VIP SUITE B Oregon Convention Center

August 1:       8 AM - 5 PM
August 2-5:   7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
August 6:       7:30 AM - NOON

Phone: 503-963-5702 (during press room hours only, PDT)

Whether you plan on attending the meeting in Portland and need a bit more information, or plan to cover the meeting from afar, you can find everything you need to know about the Ecological Society of America’s 89th Annual Meeting here.

Media services will be headquartered in the Second Floor VIP Suite B at the Oregon Convention Center  during the ESA 89th Annual Meeting. The Press Room is offered as an amenity for reporters, freelance journalists, and radio and television correspondents who attend the meeting and report on the scientific presentations. Reporters will have access to computers, Internet, copier, fax, and phone lines.

Speaker Highlights

ESA press releases

Click here for an overview of Symposia, Oral Sessions, Workshops, and other events at the meeting. A full searchable schedule, including abstracts is currently available online.

For those attending

ESA policy on Press Credentials
We are able to waive registration for reporters with: a recognized press card or current membership in the National Association of Science Writers, the Canadian Science Writers Association, the International Science Writers Association, or the Society of Environmental Journalists. Registration is also waived for Public Information Officers who can demonstrate membership in one of the above professional organizations.

We do not waive registration for editors of peer-reviewed journals, ad sales representatives, publishers, program officers or marketing professionals.

For those covering from afar

The ESA Public Affairs Office can also coordinate with members of the press who wish to cannot attend the meeting but wish to cover events. Please call 503-963-5702 (during press room hours only, PDT) or email Annie Drinkard, ESA Public Affairs Officer, at

Press Room Hours:
8 AM - 5 PM, August 1
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM, August 2-5
7:30 AM - NOON, August 6

For institutional press officers
Press officers may request copies of all abstracts related to their institution. ESA will distribute any relevant press releases in the Annual Meeting press room. Please contact Annie Drinkard ( for more information.

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