The pre-Sochi Olympics Team USA Media Summit is scheduled to take place Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2013, in Park City, Utah: http://www.teamusa.org/Home/Road%20t...%20Summit.aspx
I'm told there is no set, or published, criteria and that the USOC, not USFS, selects the athletes for these media events.
In May 2009, the figure skaters that went to the media shoot in L.A. were:
Czisny, Flatt, Zhang, Wagner, Nagasu (top 5 at 2009 Nationals) plus Sasha Cohen;
Abbott, Mroz, Lysacek (top 3 at Nationals/World team) plus Weir (Bradley was 4th at Nationals but was not in L.A.); McLaughlin/Brubaker in pairs; Belbin/Agosto & Davis/White in dance.
ETA Ashley Wagner's tweet:
"Starting up my day for @NBCOlympics promo shoot! I have a crazy fun filled day and then straight back to tour"
Here's a photo of her on the now familiar "mountains & ice" set: http://instagram.com/p/YiL1o7vngU/
Wagner will be joined by Evan Lysacek and Caydee Denney/John Coughlin in L.A. today. As mentioned earlier, Max Aaron will be there on Friday.