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On-Site Media Centre



The Media Centre will serve the needs of print, radio and broadcast journalists covering IAS 2013. Services provided to registered journalists include: computer work stations, Internet connections, ISDN lines, printers and photocopying machines (for limited numbers of photocopies). A multi-lingual communications staff will be available to assist journalists with editorial, technical and logistical support. A room will be available for interviews, and a press conference room will be used for the official daily briefing and third-party press conferences.

Access

Access to the Media Centre is reserved for conference-accredited journalists. Should journalists arrange to interview non-media conference delegates, kindly meet the interviewee at the entrance to the Media Centre. Unaccompanied interviewees will not be allowed access to the Media Centre. On completion of the interview, kindly escort guests back to the entrance of the Media Centre.

Opening Hours

Media Centre operations begin on Saturday, 29 June, at 13:00. The Media Centre will be staffed between 08:00 and 20:00 each day, and will remain accessible from 6:00 to  24:00 every day and until 20:30 on Wednesday, 3 July.

Media Information Office

An information office in the Media Centre will be available to assist journalists. A multilingual communications staff will be on hand to assist journalists with stories and facilitate interviews with conference officials before and during the event.

The official language of the conference is English.

Third-party Press Releases and Materials

A special area within the Media Centre will be available for the distribution of third-party press releases and materials.

Interview Space

Two interview rooms (a small room for one-to-one interviews and a slightly larger room that can accommodate 4 people) are available in the Media Centre. From 10 June, journalists can reserve a slot by sending a booking request at with date/time of the requested slot, or directly on-site. Bookings will be approved on a first-come first-served basis.

The Newsroom

The Media Centre will be equipped with a wireless network (Wi-Fi). In addition, the Media Centre will have work stations, equipped with Internet lines for filing via personal laptops and printers. Journalists are responsible for the security of any personal laptops brought into the Media Centre.

Press Conference Room

The Media Centre will be equipped with a press conference room. When not in use by conference organizers, the press conference room will be available for use by third parties (this refers to all parties other than the conference organizers, including presenters, NGOs, international organizations or agencies, and/or industry representatives).

An initial schedule of each day’s press conferences will be provided on the IAS 2013 website and in your media kit distributed at on-site check in. Updates will be posted at the information office in the Media Centre. Only accredited members of the media and press conference speakers will be allowed to attend press conferences.

IAS 2013 Speakers’ Corner

In addition to the Press Conference room, a smaller meeting room, the Speakers’ Corner, is available. The Speakers' Corner can accommodate up to 20 people and it is ideal for press conferences on very specific topics.

45 minutes slots for the Speakers’ Corner (Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 July, from 10:00 to 15:00; Wednesday 3 July from 10:00 to 12:00) can be reserved in advance by sending a booking request at with the title of your event and date/time of your requested slot, or directly on-site. Bookings will be approved on a first-come first-served basis.

Official Daily Press Conferences

An official opening press conference will be held at 18:00 (6:00 pm) on Sunday, 30 June, and will feature speakers from the opening session.

At 11:00 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, conference organizers will hold press conferences featuring that day’s plenary speakers and other newsmakers from special sessions. All official press conferences will be in English.