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Media Center

Press Room

Onsite, the Press Room (located in Room #401 at the Tampa Convention Center) serves as a base of operations for reporters covering the meeting. Here media representatives’ network, conduct interviews, and consult with GSA's communications staff.

Meeting Program and Mobile App

GSA offers an online interactive meeting program, with an app coming soon. Using these tools, you can browse the program of conference sessions by speaker, title, date, and time, or use the search feature to find presentations by topic areas, presenters’ last names, and keywords.

Media Registration

GSA extends complimentary registration to all working members of the media. This includes reporters, editors, publishers, electronic media producers, columnists, bloggers, and other editorial communicators who reach general or specialized audiences on a regular basis with news reports or fact-based analysis.

Applicants for media registration must provide:

  • An editorial title that is verifiable or proof of an editorial assignment to cover the conference.
  • A hard copy or link to a recent bylined article or audio/video story credited to you.

Online media must meet the following criteria:

  • Online content must be produced for an established news entity, rather than for a personal website or social media account.
  • Website or e-news content must extend beyond links, forums, personal diaries, opinion, personal analysis, or information about the publishing organization’s activities and programs.
  • A blog must reflect current aging-related news that is posted on a consistent daily or weekly basis.

Freelancers are asked to:

  • Provide a letter or e-mail from a publisher, editor, or executive-level producer indicating that you are covering the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • (For those without advance assignments) Provide evidence of journalistic work previously produced or published in a subject area related to concerns in aging; or provide proof of membership in the Association for Health Care Journalists.


Contact GSA Director of Communications Todd Kluss at for instructions on how to register. Upon providing the credentials described above, you will be given a unique code to register for the meeting at no charge. (Journalists are responsible for their own hotel and transportation costs.)


The Gerontological Society of America is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that of our 5,500 members — is to promote the study of aging and disseminate information to scientists, decision makers, and the general public. Founded in 1945, GSA is the driving force behind advancing innovation in aging — both domestically and internationally. Our members come from more than 50 countries. To further fulfill our mission, GSA assembles more nearly 4,000 professionals from around the world to an Annual Scientific Meeting. This monumental event now features more than 500 sessions each year. Additionally, we publish the field’s preeminent peer-reviewed journals.



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Washington, DC 20005-5601
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