American Sociological Association

2019 ASA Annual Meeting Press Policy and Registration

ASA’s 114th Annual Meeting — Engaging Social Justice for a Better World

Aug. 10-13, 2019 ▪ New York Hilton Midtown and the Sheraton New York Times Square ▪ New York, NY

The American Sociological Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting is expected to bring more than 5,500 of the nation’s leading sociological minds to New York from August 10-13 (media registration can be found here).

This year’s theme is “Emgaging Social Justice for a Better World.” However, sessions will cover a wide range of topics. A searchable up-to-date program and the preliminary program in PDF format are available on the 2019 Annual Meeting homepage.

Who is eligible for a press badge?

Complimentary press registration to ASA’s Annual Meeting is provided to qualified reporters who are employees of or freelancers on assignment to locally, nationally or internationally recognized print, broadcast, or online media outlets with a demonstrated history of reporting on relevant issues.  We encourage registration in advance, although onsite applications for press badges will be considered.  

At the time of registration, journalists will be asked to provide contact information and information about the media outlet for which s/he is covering the Annual Meeting.  Journalists will also be required to indicate in writing that they have read and agree to the conditions of press coverage for the Annual Meeting (see below).  ASA reserves the right to refuse press registration to any individual.

In order to receive a press badge onsite, credentials must be presented. Acceptable credentials include an official press badge, a business card from a news media outlet, or an original copy of a masthead with the journalist’s name on it.  Freelance journalists should provide a letter of assignment from a media organization or, if they intend to submit articles to media outlets for consideration after the meeting, clips of previous stories that have been published or aired on topics germane to sociology or the ASA.  

Conditions of press coverage

Reporters covering the Annual Meeting must register in the ASA press office upon arrival to receive a press badge.  Press badges must be worn at all times.  Reporters failing to wear a badge will be asked to do so.  Should the reporter be unwilling to meet that request, s/he will be asked to leave the meeting.  

Press access is open to any sessions that are open to all meeting registrants.

Audio and video recording of meeting sessions and events by the press is not permitted.  Still photography is permitted with advance permission of the association.  

Press Room Availability 

ASA provides a press room onsite (New York Hilton Midtown, Concourse H) for the convenience of registered media. Wi-Fi connection is also provided throughout the meeting. ASA press registration is required for use of the press room. ASA’s Communications Office staff are available during the meeting to help facilitate interviews with ASA leadership, speakers, and researchers, between 9AM and 5PM.  During the meeting, please contact Communications Director Naomi Paiss at (202) 440-0875 or Senior Communications Associate Johanna Olexy at (202) 251-6251 for assistance. 

2019 ASA Annual Meeting Press Registration