AGU Fall Meeting 2021: Scientific program now online

6 October 2021

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

WASHINGTON—Today, AGU published the scientific program for  Fall Meeting 2021, the largest worldwide conference in the Earth and space sciences, which 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.

Staff journalists, freelance journalists, student journalists and press officers 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 and in the AGU Fall Meeting 2021: Press Registration Now Open announcement.

Access the scientific program
The scientific program for Fall Meeting 2021 can be accessed through the Fall Meeting website. To search the more than 1,000 sessions and nearly 22,000 submitted abstracts, click on the search button on the left-hand menu. To browse sessions by AGU’s scientific sections or disciplines, click “Browse by sections” on the left-hand menu.

The schedule at a glance provides an overview of the entire scientific program.

Meeting schedule and session information
#AGU21’s hybrid format will allow both in-person and online participants to actively engage in the meeting through sessions, speaking events, networking opportunities, live discussions, field trips, workshops, side meetings and the exhibit hall.

All scientific sessions will be held 13-17 December 2020 between 8:00 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. U.S. Central Standard Time (1:00 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. UTC). The Session Formats page provides an overview of the types of scientific sessions including keynotes & plenaries, named lectures, union sessions, innovations, oral discussion sessions, eLightning discussion sessions, poster discussion sessions, town halls and scientific workshops.

Media registration for Fall Meeting
Online media registration for #AGU21 is now open. 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 login 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.

Registrations are approved at the discretion of the AGU Media Relations office and approval may take up to 5 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 discounted 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.

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.

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.


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