Reporting on the Conference

Professional journalists are welcome to apply for accreditation to report on the Climate Engineering Conference 2017 in Berlin. Please follow the guidelines below and submit the required information by Wednesday, 4 October at 4 pm CEST (Central European Summer Time). To obtain accreditation after this deadline, please contact the IASS Press Team by telephone or e-mail: +49 331 288 22 479, Please contact us as soon as possible. Due to limited capacity at the conference venue, we can only accredit a certain number of journalists.

Accreditation allows journalists to attend all events at the conference. The preliminary conference programme can be found here.

Please note that the parallel sessions at the conference are conducted under the Chatham House Rule, i.e. participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) may be revealed without their explicit consent. This does not apply to the plenary sessions.

Interviews can be arranged in advance via e-mail or at the conference itself. A separate room for interviews will be available on Tuesday, 10 October and Wednesday, 11 October. Subject to capacity, it can be reserved in advance.

Journalists who wish to film at the conference require a separate filming permit to do so. They can apply for this permit together with the accreditation. No special permission is required for photography and audio recordings.


Please e-mail the following information to:

  • Surname, Name
  • Current position and media outlet
  • Address and telephone number
  • Dates on which you wish to attend the conference

Due to limited capacity at the conference venue, we can only accredit a certain number of journalists. There is no automatic entitlement to accreditation. We reserve the right to demand further proof of your journalistic work as well as a valid photo ID.

Filming permit

If you wish to film at the conference, please submit confirmation of your assignment from your editorial desk (original copy) in addition to your application for accreditation. This confirmation must contain the following information:

  • Current date
  • Author’s name
  • Name of the media outlet and programme
  • Planned topic or working title
  • Planned format and length
  • Planned air date
  • Stamp/signature of supervising editor

We also require the following information:

  • The number of people in your film crew and their names
  • Day(s) and times of the planned filming
  • Do you intend to pass on film material to third parties? Yes/No

Please adhere to the rules and regulations for filming at the conference, which are appended to the filming permit.

Permission to film at short notice

To obtain permission to film at short notice, please contact the IASS Press Team by telephone or e-mail.

Independent film projects

In lieu of confirmation from an editorial desk, independent film makers are asked to submit a description of their project and samples of their previous work.

Blogs and podcasts

If you work for new media outlets such as blogs, podcasts or YouTube channels, please submit the following supporting documents:

  • 2–3 samples of your journalistic work
  • Proof of the consistency, frequency, and range of your channel

Click here to see the Press Kit.