Media Policy

Plant Biology Media Contacts

Sarah Black:


Press passes are issued to individuals representing a recognized news organization, including journalists reporting for online media outlets and freelancers who contribute to such organizations. Individuals involved with public relations, marketing, sales, circulation, advertising, journal editorial boards, or other individuals who are not actually reporting on the meeting are not eligible for press passes. Plant Biology reserves the right to inspect the credentials of anyone requesting a press pass and to refuse to issue a press pass. Plant Biology does not make public any list of press attendees or their affiliations.

Representatives of a media source, outlet, or platform whose revenue depends solely on coverage of Plant Biology are also ineligible to receive press passes. In addition, representatives of a media source, outlet, or platform that uses Plant Biology name or logo to imply endorsement from the event or ASPB are also ineligible to receive press passes. Individuals who receive exhibitor passes are not eligible for press passes.


Credentialed media have access to all general sessions, including plenary, poster discussion, and concurrent sessions. Access to ticketed events with limited enrollment is restricted to ticket holders only. Plant Biology reserves the right to restrict attendance at any session. Press attendees are required to check-in at registration upon arrival.

Requests for Interviews

If you are interested in conducting an interview with a speaker or presenter, Plant Biology staff can assist with coordinating a time for you to meet with the person or persons while onsite during the meeting.


Reproduction, including photographic reproduction, of materials such as abstract data, posters, presentation slides, etc., requires first obtaining permission from the listed author(s) and/or presenter(s), as well as from ASPB and any other individual or group that may hold copyright on the material. Journalists violating copyright restrictions may have their press access denied the in future years. Photography of sessions, trade show booths, event set up, etc. is prohibited and allowed only with written approval from Plant Biology staff and/or presenter(s). Posters may not be photographed for any purpose, at any time.

Use of Program Content

Please be aware that the information and materials displayed and/or presented at all sessions of this meeting are the property of Plant Biology, the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), and/or the presenter and cannot be photographed, copied, photocopied, transformed to electronic format, reproduced or distributed without the written permission of the content owner. Use of the Plant Biology, ASPB, or CSPB/SCBV names and/or logos in any fashion by any commercial entity for any purpose is expressly prohibited without the express written permission of the content owner(s).


Coverage of research being presented at the annual meeting is under embargo until the date of presentation. Academic institutions, private organizations, and companies with products whose value may be influenced by information contained in an abstract may issue a press release to coincide with the availability of an abstract. However, Plant Biology continues to require that information that goes beyond that contained within the abstract, e.g., discussion of the abstract done as part of a scientific presentation, is to be embargoed until the start of the scientific sessions. Violation of this policy may result in the abstract being withdrawn from the meeting and other measures deemed appropriate.

Journalists failing to abide by the embargo may have their press credentials revoked.

Submit Media Application

    Please submit ONE of the following credentials:

    Email to one of the following:
    • Press card
    • Business card showing media affiliation and position
    • Letter of assignment on official letterhead