Fall Meeting 2020: Press registration open

17 September 2020

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

WASHINGTON—Discover the latest Earth and space science news at Fall Meeting 2020 this December, when more than 20,000 attendees from around the globe are expected to assemble virtually for the largest worldwide conference in the Earth and space sciences. This year, the meeting runs from 1-17 December 2020, with most of the scientific programming concentrated from 7-11 December.

All information about Fall Meeting intended for the press is available in the Fall Meeting Media Center.

About Fall Meeting

Fall Meeting 2020 will be online everywhere and remain the global convening meeting for the Earth and space sciences community. All sessions will be scheduled to work for multiple time zones around the world. Content will be live-streamed and on-demand so attendees can watch at their convenience.

Journalists attending Fall Meeting can learn about the latest research on topics such as COVID-19, climate change, recent wildfires, and eliminating racism and improving diversity and inclusion in science. The preliminary program includes more than 1,000 proposed sessions across the Earth and space sciences. Please note that the preliminary program is subject to change; the final scientific program will be available in early October.

Fall Meeting scientific sessions will be concentrated around 7-11 December. AGU will be extending events around the meeting from 1-17 December to minimize scheduling conflicts.

AGU is testing a variety of technology to serve attendees and become the foundation for the future of AGU Fall Meetings. From now until Fall Meeting, AGU will offer numerous opportunities to help attendees learn how to use these new tools, including training sessions and open hours for hands-on demonstrations.

Press at Fall Meeting

AGU will offer a series of virtual press conferences about newsworthy scientific advances and informal media roundtables to help journalists report on new findings presented at the meeting. The schedule of press events will be announced about a 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 weeks leading up to the meeting.

Public information officers of universities, government agencies and research institutions can use the Fall Meeting as an opportunity to present research to reporters through press releases, press conferences and media roundtables. Please use the AGU Press Event Proposal Form to submit press conference proposals by Friday, 16 October. Email [email protected] for questions.

Press registration information

Online press registration for the Fall Meeting 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 go back to the media registration page on the Fall Meeting website 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. Press registrants receive, at no charge, a badge that provides access to all scientific sessions and press events. 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.

NOTE: Some events and activities, including but not limited to invitation-only events and communications workshops, are not open to press badge holders.


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