AGU Annual Meeting 2023: Press event schedule and tipsheets now available

7 December 2023

AGU press contacts:
Liza Lester and Rebecca Dzombak, [email protected] (UTC-5 hours)

WASHINGTON — The press event schedule for AGU’s Annual Meeting 2023 (#AGU23) is now live and topical tipsheets are available. #AGU23 will be held 11-15 December at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and online everywhere.

Staff journalists, freelance journalists, student journalists and press officers will be able to register as press attendees up to and throughout the meeting. Additional information for press can be found in the Annual Meeting Press Center and in previous media advisories.

Recordings of AGU23 press conferences and roundtables are on a YouTube playlist.

In this media advisory:

  1. Press event schedule at-a-glance
  2. Accessing press events
  3. Tipsheets
  4. Press information exchange portal
  5. Health and safety information
  6. Keynotes and plenaries

Note: Additional information for on-site and online press attendees, including press registration and badge pickup, will be included in a media advisory later this week.

Quick links: #AGU23 press event program | Tipsheets | Press registration | Press center

  1. Press event schedule

The press event schedule is now available. Press conferences and roundtables will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT, Monday, 11 December through Friday, 15 December. A press event schedule-at-a-glance is below, and additional information, including event descriptions and participants, is also available in the Press Center.

All press conferences and roundtables will be hybrid, taking place in person and broadcast via Zoom. Media must be registered for the meeting as press in order to attend, in person or virtually. Links to the zoom sessions will be in the online conference platform, and they should appear on each event’s page roughly 30 minutes prior to the event’s start time.

All press conferences and roundtables will also be recorded and uploaded to AGU’s YouTube channel on the same day as the event. Slides and other materials from press presentations will be available in the Press Information Exchange on AGU Connect.

Note: The press conference schedule is subject to change before or during #AGU23. Press conferences may be added or dropped; their titles, emphases or participants may change. Updates, changes and additions to the press events schedule will be posted to the Media Events page in the Annual Meeting Press Center.


Press conferences and roundtable discussions
Monday, 11 December
(all times listed in Pacific Time)
1:30 p.m. — Roundtable: The Heliophysics Big Year: Solar Eclipses, Exciting Missions, Collaborative Science, and More
3:30 p.m. — Roundtable: Disappearing solar wind: New results from the NASA MAVEN mission

Tuesday, 12 December
9:00 a.m. — Press conference: Latest ice dynamics in Antarctica
10:00 a.m. — Press conference: 2023 NOAA Arctic Report Card *NOTE NEW TIME FOR NOAA ARC*
1:30 p.m. — Press conference: 1000 Sols and Counting: Perseverance Rover’s Latest Science and Future Plans

Wednesday, 13 December
11:00 a.m. — Press conference: Marine carbon removal research, funding, applications and ethics (with AGU President and climate scientist, Lisa Graumlich)
1:30 p.m. — Media workshop: Can we map our way out of water shortages?

Thursday, 14 December
9:00 a.m. — Press conference: Change and resilience under fire in Ukraine’s agricultural landscapes
11:00 a.m. — Roundtable: To be just, dam removals need to consider both science and society
1:30 p.m. — Media workshop: NCA Atlas – A powerful new climate reporting tool
3:30 p.m. – Roundtable: Beavers: helping or hindering?

Friday, December 15
No press conferences or roundtables are scheduled on Friday.

NOTE: Press rooms close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday.

Media availabilities
4:30 PM – Probing the atmospheres of “hot Jupiters”: New results from NASA’s first astrophysics smallsat

2:30 PM – Monitoring the air we breathe from space: How NASA’s TEMPO instrument will revolutionize air quality forecasts
3:30 PM – Mapping the world’s water: New satellite provides game-changing data *NOTE UPDATED TIME*
4:30 PM – How do we build broad and durable climate action in America?

10:00 AM Earth science at a rapid PACE: A preview of NASA’s new ocean and atmospheres mission
2:30 PMUnderstanding open science: NASA’s role and real-world insights

No media availabilities.

10:00 AM – Using fiber optics to study Arctic seafloor permafrost
2:00 PM – Pam Melroy, NASA Deputy Administrator


  1. Accessing press events

Press events will be held in Level 3 of Moscone South, rooms 306-307 (map available here). Members of the press must be registered with a press badge to access these events. On arrival, press should first go to a main registration area to pick up their badges, then proceed to the press room to get a green press ribbon.

All press events are hybrid and will be broadcast via Zoom, with Zoom links available through the online portal approximately 30 minutes prior to the event’s start. Members of the press must be registered to access these links.

  1. Tipsheets

Topical tipsheets of curated, interesting abstracts from AGU23 are now available, covering everything from groundwater to galaxies. Check out our “top tips,” which highlight some of our favorite stories. There is also a tipsheet for Bay Area- and California- local abstracts. Enjoy!

  1. Press information exchange

Registered journalists and public information officers can use the Press Information Exchange on AGU Connect to share press releases, multimedia and other meeting content and network. Log in using the same credentials you used to register for the conference.

  1. Health, safety, and accessibility

AGU is not checking vaccination status for AGU23 attendance.

At this time, AGU highly recommends that masks be worn at all official indoor events to reduce the risk of transmission and illness related to COVID-19. A masking requirement may be implemented as we monitor recommendations from health officials and conditions as the meeting date approaches.

Full information on health and safety and any updates are available here.

Press events will have closed captions enabled on Zoom. For assistance with mobility, please visit the accessibility desk in Moscone West. More information on the Moscone Center’s accessibility is here.

Locations for nursing parents are:

  • Mamava Pod 1: Moscone South, 50 Exterior Lower Mezzanine
  • Mamava Pod 2: Moscone South, 50 Exterior Lower Mezzanine
  • Mamava Pod 3: Moscone West, 2024 Alcove
  • Mother’s Room: Moscone North, Room 113 – includes a refrigerator for milk storage. AGU is not liable for things left in the refrigerator.
  • Mother’s Room: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Juniper Room
  • Mother’s Room: InterContinental San Francisco, Yerba Buena Room

The Safe AGU program was designed to promote safety and offer support to meeting attendees who may feel harassed, threatened or unsafe in any way when participating in AGU meetings. Volunteers and staff wearing Safe AGU buttons have been trained to assist those who experience unsafe or inappropriate behavior. They may be confidentially contacted to report issues concerns or to request help.

  1. Keynotes and plenaries

View the schedule for keynote lectures and plenary talks here. A schedule at-a-glance is below.

  • Monday 11 December, 1:00 PM: Amitav Ghosh, author
  • Tuesday 12 december, 1:00 PM: Stephen Pyne. Emeritus professor, author
  • Wednesday 13 December, 1:00 PM: DEI Plenary Panel, moderated by Lisa J. Graumlich, AGU President
  • Thursday, 14 December, 1:00 PM: Rebeca Méndez. Artist, designer, educator
  • Thursday, 14 December, 2:10 PM: Dr. Geraldine Richmond. DOE Undersecretary for Science and Innovation
  • Friday 15 December, 1:00 PM: Pam Melroy, NASA Deputy Administrator. NOTE: Pam Melroy will be available for the media in the Press Room at 2:00 PM, following her plenary talk. Contact Karen Fox (karen.[email protected])