Keystone Symposia recognizes that presenters of scientific data may have reasons for not wanting early results reported to the general public prior to peer review. We also recognize, however, that raising society's level of science knowledge and awareness is essential for appropriate scientific input into public policy and decision-making by political leaders, which is in everyone's best interest. We therefore encourage and will try to facilitate interactions between the scientists attending our conferences and the media. We ask both to be understanding when considering each other's objectives and the overarching goal of raising science literacy worldwide. If approached with sufficient advance notice, Keystone Symposia can provide assistance to journalists to contact our speakers. We can prearrange interviews with specific meeting organizers, speakers, authors or Keystone Symposia staff.
We ask that all writers attending a Keystone Symposia conference gain approval from a speaker or poster presenter prior to quoting or publishing that individual's scientific results. This policy applies whether you are a professional writer/journalist or a non-journalist blogging about the conference or otherwise sharing information among a group of individuals.
Audio, still photo and video recording by any device (e.g., cameras, laptops, PDAs, cell phones, watches) is strictly prohibited during the sessions, unless in certain circumstances when prior permission must be obtained from Keystone Symposia. Photographs taken by Keystone Symposia may be available on request.
Keystone Symposia welcomes members of the scientific and general media at our meetings. Due to the costs of providing meals and other facilities, registration and the payment of the regular registration fee are required. Keystone Symposia may be able to give some consideration to journalists from non-profit organizations, as well as to journalists who wish to attend the meeting for just one day. Such inquiries and arrangements should be made in advance.
Keystone Symposia does not require our presenters to submit papers, nor do we record or transcribe our sessions. Speaker abstracts are available to attendees in our secure mobile app and on our website.
Keystone Symposia provides a venue for scientists to come together and share their ideas with each other in a relaxed setting. While we wish to accommodate members of the press, we ask that all members of the media respect our mission and the freedom we allow our scientists to discuss their work in a protected and informal environment.
If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact Nick Dua, Senior Director of Communications, +1 970-262-1179.