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April 24 Visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Press Coverage Is Invited

April 14, 2009

Essential Information Concerning Mandatory Press Credentials
Ascribe Newswire
April 9, 2009

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 9 -- His Holiness
the 14th Dalai Lama will soon make a historic
fourth visit to UC Santa Barbara for two sold-out
public lectures on Friday, April 24, at the UCSB Events Center.

A news conference with him in the same building is also planned.

Press coverage is welcome, subject to the
conditions described below. Security and space
considerations will likely limit the number of
press credentials issued. Submission of a request
does not guarantee a credential or admission.

We thank you for your cooperation and
understanding, and apologize in advance for any
inconvenience or disappointment.

Requesting Mandatory Press Credentials - by April 14:

All members of the press - reporters,
photographers, videographers - seeking to cover
one of these events, and/or the news conference,
must submit by e-mail a request for a special
media credential and/or admission ticket no later than 4 p.m. April 14.

All media representatives seeking a credential
should possess a press pass with photo issued by
a local police department or other
law-enforcement or government agency and should
confirm this in their request. For security
reasons, individuals requesting a credential who
do not hold such a press pass must include their
date of birth and Social Security number. In
addition, ALL requests should include name, media
outlet, telephone, e-mail address, and supervisor's name and title.

Press credential and/or press ticket requests
should be sent to this e-mail address: George.Foulsham@ia.ucsb.edu

All requests will be acknowledged in due course.

Covering the Lectures:

The Dalai Lama will lecture on The Nature of Mind
from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and on Ethics for Our Time from 2 to 4 p.m.

Reporters seeking to cover a lecture will be
provided a ticket for a seat, as available
(probably for one lecture or the other, but not both).

Photographers and television camera personnel
will be issued credentials but not given tickets
or seats. They will be allowed to shoot directly
in front of the stage for a very brief period
when the Dalai Lama first enters. Thereafter they
will be limited to shooting from a considerable
distance and not allowed to roam the auditorium.

News Conference:

A planned news conference with the Dalai Lama is
scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in a room at the Events
Center. The media should plan to obtain their
credentials (if they have not already done so)
and be in place in the room by 1 p.m. For
security reasons, the doors to the news
conference will be closed before the event begins
and no one will be admitted after that time.

Press Table and Registration:

All media representatives must check-in at the
Press Table to obtain their credentials and/or
tickets. A Press Table will be located outside
the Events Center (and one inside for the news
conference). They will be staffed starting at least one hour before each event.

Parking, Television Vans:

Parking at UCSB will be free on April 24 and
available to all on a first-come, first-served
basis. No general press parking will be reserved.

By prior request and arrangement, space for
television vans will be reserved in close proximity to the Events Center.

Audio Feed:

A press box will be available for audio feeds at
the press conference and at the lectures.

CONTACT: George Foulsham, 805-893-3071, George.Foulsham@ia.ucsb.edu

Media Contact: See above.

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