AGU Fall Meeting 2021: Press registration now open

1 September 2021

AGU press contact:
Hope Garland
+1 (202) 777-7396
[email protected]

WASHINGTON—Press registration is now open for Fall Meeting 2021, the largest worldwide conference in the Earth and space sciences. #AGU21 convenes more than 20,000 scientists, students, and those in affiliated fields to share scientific findings and identify innovative solutions.

This year, the meeting will run in-person at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and online everywhere from 13-17 December 2021.

We know that many of you want to help individuals who were affected by the destruction caused by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana and Mississippi. If you would like to volunteer or donate, please read the From the Prow post for details.

In addition, some of you have asked what happens now with #AGU21. We are in close contact with state and local officials as they continue to assess the situation. Based on current updates, we are confident that we will have our meeting in New Orleans, LA and online everywhere.

Staff journalists, freelance journalists, press officers and student journalists will be able to register as press attendees up to and throughout Fall Meeting. Additional information for press can be found in the Fall Meeting Media Center.

About AGU Fall Meeting

#AGU21 is incorporating the best aspects of Fall Meeting 2020, as well as the latest tools and technology, to create a customizable in-person or online experience. The hybrid format will allow all participants to engage in the meeting through sessions, speaking events, networking opportunities, live discussions, field trips, workshops, side meetings and the exhibit hall.

To ensure a safe and productive experience for all participants, only fully vaccinated people may attend Fall Meeting 2021 in person. AGU will fully comply with CDC guidance and local requirements regarding safety, including the use of masks, that are in effect at the time of the meeting. Please consult the COVID-19 Protocols page for updates.

Journalists attending #AGU21 can learn about the latest research on topics such as climate change, extreme weather events, community science and unlearning racism in geosciences. The preliminary program includes more than 22,000 proposed sessions across the Earth and space sciences. Please note, the preliminary program is subject to change; the final scientific program will be available in early October.

Media registration for Fall Meeting
Please visit the media registration page and click on the “Register Now” button to start your registration. Press registrants will be prompted to create an AGU account or log in to their existing AGU account before registering. If you are directed to your profile page after resetting your password or creating an account, please return to this media registration page link to continue your registration.

AGU provides complimentary press registration to members of the media for the express purpose of gathering news and information to produce media coverage of AGU meetings. For eligibility information, please visit the Press Registration Eligibility Requirements page.

Press registrants receive, at no charge, access to all scientific sessions and press events. Some events and activities, including but not limited to invitation-only events and communications workshops, are not open to press badge holders.

Registrations are approved at the discretion of the AGU Media Relations office and approval may take up to five business days.

Housing at Fall Meeting

Members of the press can make hotel reservations through the media registration process.  You can also log back into the media registration site to add/modify your hotel reservation.

The deadline to book a hotel room at the special AGU room rate is 17 November.

Press events at Fall Meeting

AGU will host a series of press conferences and informal media roundtables to help journalists report on new findings presented at the meeting. All press events will allow in-person and online participation. The schedule of press events will be announced the week before the meeting’s scientific sessions begin.

AGU will make available many additional resources on the Fall Meeting Media Center to help reporters cover the meeting, including press releases, tipsheets and FAQs. This information will be available in the weeks leading up to the meeting.

Public information officers of universities, government agencies and research institutions can use #AGU21 as an opportunity to present research to reporters through press releases, press conferences and media roundtables. Pitch an idea for a press event through the AGU Press Event Proposal Form or AGU Media Roundtable Proposal Form by Friday, 15 October.

For questions, email the AGU Media Relations team at [email protected].

AGU ( supports 130,000 enthusiasts to experts worldwide in Earth and space sciences. Through broad and inclusive partnerships, we advance discovery and solution science that accelerate knowledge and create solutions that are ethical, unbiased and respectful of communities and their values. Our programs include serving as a scholarly publisher, convening virtual and in-person events and providing career support. We live our values in everything we do, such as our net zero energy renovated building in Washington, D.C. and our Ethics and Equity Center, which fosters a diverse and inclusive geoscience community to ensure responsible conduct.