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News Release August 30, 2001
GSA Release No. 01-38
Contact: Ann Cairns
Director–Communications and Marketing
acairns@geosociety.org, 303-357-1056

MEDIA ADVISORY
The Geological Society of America 2001 Annual Meeting: "Boston 2001: A Geo-Odyssey"

I. Introduction IV. Newsroom
II. Highlights V. Media Registration Policies and Procedures
III. Media Briefings & other Events VI. Additional Information for Public Information Officers

(IV) Newsroom

GSA's Newsroom, located in HCC Room 108 on the main floor, will open Sunday afternoon, Nov. 4, at 1:00 p.m., and remain in operation through the final day of the technical program, which is Thursday, Nov. 8. Monday through Thursday, Newsroom hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please note that on Thursday the Newsroom will be fully operational from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. After 1:00, the room will remain open but equipment and supplies will be removed during the course of the afternoon.

Newsroom facilities, available for use by registered media representatives and public information officers, will include:

  • Computer with Internet access and printer
  • Telephones
  • Fax
  • Copier
  • Message boards
  • Tables for distribution of press releases related to the meeting

The Newsroom telephone number for incoming calls is (617) 954-3214. The fax number is 617-954-3219. Please provide these numbers to those who may need to contact you during the meeting. There is no charge for outgoing business calls and faxes.

Scheduled media briefings will be held next door in HCC 109. This room will be equipped with a raised platform for speakers and AV equipment including slide projector, overhead projector, and screen. A mult box for audio recordings will be available, but no special lighting for video is provided.

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