Media Advisory – Gorbachev at Colorado State


GORBACHEV AT COLORADO STATE: Media reservations required for attendance

WHAT:     Mikhail Gorbachev, former leader of the Soviet Union, will speak at Colorado State University at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in Moby Arena on campus. A press conference will be held immediately before the lecture from 6:25-6:40 p.m. in the McGraw Athletic Center Auditorium. An interpreter will provide simultaneous translation at the press conference and lecture. Media RSVPs by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 are REQUIRED for attendance to the press conference and to the address.

DETAILS:     For press credentials, email Dell Rae Moellenberg at by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. Media wanting to attend should e-mail credential requests with their full name, along with the name of the media outlet they are representing.

The press conference will be from 6:25-6:40 p.m. in the McGraw Athletic Center Auditorium. Gorbachev will open the press conference with a short statement and then accept questions.

Media will be required to check in at one of two locations for access to the press conference and event. A media check-in table will be located outside of the McGraw Athletics Center Auditorium for reporters wishing to attend both the press conference and the address or only the press conference. A media check-in table will be located at the North entrance to Moby Arena at the doors farthest west for those attending the public address only. Media will not be required to check in at both locations. Media attending the press conference will be shown to areas reserved for media in the general address seating immediately following the press conference.

Gorbachev will begin his public address after a short introduction at 7 p.m. At the speaker’s request, flash photography will not be allowed; photography, television cameras and audio recording will be allowed for the first 15 minutes of the presentation only; and all cameras will be required to remain behind a designated line, about half-way across the room from the stage.

Because of the large crowd expected to attend as general admission guests, a special seating section for media needing access to the multiple outlet box has been arranged. Print media photographers will also be seated at this area. A different seating area is reserved for print reporters without cameras.

General tickets, which were free but are required for admission, are no longer available because maximum capacity for the address has been reached.