AGU Fall Meeting 2022: Press event schedule and tipsheets now available

7 December 2022


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

WASHINGTON — The press event schedule for AGU Fall Meeting 2022 is now live and topical tipsheets are available. #AGU22 will be held 12-16 December at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago and online everywhere.

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 Press Center and in previous media advisories.

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: #AGU22 press event program | Tipsheets | Press registration | Press center

  1. Press event schedule

The press event schedule is now available. Press events will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. CT, Monday, 12 December through Friday, 16 December. A press event schedule-at-a-glance is below, and additional information, including event descriptions and participants, is available in the Press Center.

All press events 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.

All press events will 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 #AGU22. 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 Fall Meeting Press Center.

Monday, 12 December (all times listed in Central Time)

9:00 a.m. — Briefing: Space helicopters! Aircraft for Other Worlds
10:00 a.m. — Press conference: The Uncertain Future of the Great Lakes
1:00 p.m. — Press conference: Tonga Volcano One Year Later, Still More Explosive Research
2:00 p.m. — Roundtable: Arrival Preview: NASA’s First Asteroid Sample Return Mission

Tuesday, 13 December

10:00 a.m. — Press conference: NOAA Arctic Report Card 2022
1:00 p.m. — Briefing: Mauna Loa Eruption Update
2:00 p.m. — Roundtable: World’s biggest solar telescope to examine upcoming eclipses, help improve space weather prediction and more

Wednesday, 14 December

9:00 a.m. — Press conference: Oncoming Deluge—Climate Change Heats Up Flood Risk
10:00 a.m. — Press conference: NASA Juno: Jovian Moon Revelations
1:00 p.m. — Roundtable: Wetland Losses and Record Methane Increases
2:00 p.m. — Roundtable: Reviving Wild Rice through Indigenous-Centered Collaborative Research

Thursday, 15 December

9:00 a.m. — Briefing: The Science and Ethics of Ocean-Based Carbon Dioxide Removal
10:00 a.m. — Briefing: Which Future Climate Scenario Deserves Center Stage?
1:00 p.m. — Press conference: Pioneering Planetary Defense: What Comes Next After DART’s Asteroid Impact

Friday, December 16

10:00 a.m. — Press conference: First Sample Depot on Mars and Next Science Campaign for NASA’s Perseverance Rover

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


  1. Accessing press events

Press events will be held in Level 2 of the North Building of the Convention Center (map available here). Press conferences and briefings will be in room N228; media roundtables will be in room N231. Members of the press must be registered with a press badge to access these events.

All press events are hybrid and will be broadcast via Zoom, with Zoom links available through the online portal. Members of the press must be registered to access these links.

  1. Tipsheets

Topical tipsheets of curated, interesting abstracts from AGU22 are now available. Topics range from agriculture and the Anthropocene to planetary science and space exploration. There is also a tipsheet for Chicago- and Midwest-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.

See who’s registered from the media for the meeting!

  1. Health, safety, and accessibility

In-person attendees must be fully vaccinated or otherwise request a medical or religious exemption. AGU is using SafeAccess, a third-party vendor, to securely verify vaccine information for attendees. Attendees must be registered and approved through SafeAccess before attending in-person events.

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 vaccination requirements and any updates are available here.

Accessibility and safety
In-person attendees can pick up listening devices next to room N138. Press events will have closed captions enabled on Zoom. Wheelchairs and scooters are available for rent at the South Entrance Lobby. More information on the Convention Center’s accessibility is here.

A room for nursing parents in the North Building is found in N132, along with four other locations throughout the building.

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.

  • Carlos Alvarado Quesada, 48th President of Costa Rica—Monday, 12 December, 10:30 a.m.
  • Shermann “Dilla” Thomas, Chicago historian—Monday, 12 December, 12:45 p.m.
  • Babak Tafreshi, science photographer and cinematographer—Tuesday, 13 December, 12:45 p.m.
  • Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Director of the Office of Science, U.S. Dept. of Energy—Wednesday, 14 December, 12:45 p.m.
  • Carlos Nobre, Earth system scientist—Thursday, 15 December, 9:00 a.m.
  • Mika Tosca, climate scientist—Thursday, 15 December, 12:45 p.m.
  • Alexander Szalay, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor—Friday, 16 December, 12:45 p.m.