Media Room

Welcome to the Conference Media Room!

The Society for Marine Mammalogy holds biennial international meetings with the goal of enhancing collaboration, sharing ideas, and improving the quality of research on marine mammals within the scientific community. The next conference will be the World Marine Mammal Conference – a joint conference between European Cetacean Society and SMM to be held in Barcelona. The meeting will bring together leaders in the field from every continent. The gathering of interdisciplinary experts enables discussion amongst marine mammal scientists and policy makers, enhancing collaboration and training the next generation of scientists and practitioners, and is a key opportunity to foster international partnerships and collaborations. In addition to keynote lectures and oral presentations, there will be poster presentations and workshops on hot topics in marine mammal science.

To visit the official WMMC’19 Media Room, click HERE.

Media registration information

Media Passes

The Conference Media Committee will grant complimentary media passes to qualified media professionals who wish to attend and cover our conference. If you would like to be a part of our conference, please contact with your eligibility information to be considered for a complimentary media pass to the conference.

Eligibility requirements

Review media pass eligibility requirements HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will there be a press room?

To help you report on newsworthy scientific findings presented at the meeting, SMM’s conference media committee will be available to provide daily press summaries and connect reporters, press officers, bloggers and others with our special guests and keep members of the media apprised of recent and upcoming noteworthy highlights.

Will press releases or press conferences be made available to the media?

SMM will make copies of media stories and press releases about developments in marine mammal science and other news presented at the meeting available to members of the media through the conference’s online media section and in person during the conference. We will also post a detailed conference schedule online and upload it to our app at least a week before the meeting’s scientific sessions begin.

Will there be quiet rooms or a designated place for scientists to meet with journalists?

We will coordinate opportunities for members of the media to meet with our special guests and presenters just prior to and during the conference. Check back here for more information about quiet rooms and arranging meetings with our special guests closer to the meeting.

What are the official WMMC’19 social media channels, handle and hashtag?

You can find us on Facebook or Instagram. Tags us at @wmmc19. The official conference hashtag is #WMMC19