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How to Register

Registration is now open. Discounted pre-registration is no longer available. Below are the rates applicable to individuals registering after 14 November.

To register by phone call: +1-800-344-6902 toll free where available, or +1-516-576-2270.

Registrations cannot be processed without full payment.

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Registration Rates

  • Members of AGU and cooperating societies should register at member rates.
  • Students must show a student ID at the meeting when they pick up their registration materials.
  • Retired members must be 65 or older and retired from full-time employment.
  • Attendees from Low-Income Countries qualify for special discounted registration rates. Please consult the updated list of Tier 1 and Tier 2 countries to determine whether you are eligible to receive the discounted rate.
    Category   One Day   More than
    One Day
    Regular Member $235 $405
    Graduate Student Member $155 $235
    Retired Member $155 $235
    Regular Nonmember $270 $465
    Graduate Student Nonmember $185 $295
    Undergraduate Student $75 $120
    High School Teacher $75 $120
    High School Student $0 $0
    Tier 1 Low Income Country $0 $0
    Tier 2 Low Income Country 50% 50%

Ticketed Events & Other Activities

Where tickets are required, they must be purchased in advance along with a paid registration no later than 26 November.

Tuesday, 16 December
1900h – 2200h
Atmospheric Sciences Chinese Banquet
Empress of China Restaurant
Entertainment by Christine Lavin
Regular: $40
Student: $20
  SPA Chinese Banquet - 1930h
Four Seas Restaurant
Regular: $45
Student: $30
Hydrology Lunch at the San Francisco MarriottRegular: $35
Student: $20
Near-Surface Lunch at the San Francisco Marriott$35
Ocean Sciences Lunch at the San Francisco Marriott$25
Planetary Sciences Reception at Four Seas Restaurant$25
  Earth and Space Science Informatics Reception
Jillian's @ Metreon
1830h – 2000h
  Biogeosciences Reception at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel 
  Geodesy Reception at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel 
  Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism Reception at the San Francsico Marriott 
  Seismology and Tectonophysics Joint Reception at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel 
  Volcanology, Geochemistry & Petrology Reception at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel  
Wednesday, 17 December Honors Banquet - 2030h
San Francisco Marriott Hotel
Cost is $55.00 per person
  Honors Ceremony San Francisco Marriott
A reception will follow for those attending the ceremony.
1830h - 1945h

Reminder: Avoid busy holiday flight schedules and make your travel arrangements early!

On-Site Registration Services

On-site registration will be available at the Moscone Center during the following hours:

Sunday, 14 December:1400h1830h
Monday, 15 December:0700h1700h
Tuesday, 16 December:0700h1700h
Wednesday, 17 December:0730h1700h
Thursday, 18 December:0730h1700h
Friday, 19 December:0730h1400h


Guest badges can only be issued for those not participating in the scientific program. A guest is an individual who is not in a geophysical sciences related field or occupation, including graduate and undergraduate students. Registered guests may go to the exhibits and purchase tickets to social events at the advertised rates. You will be able to designate a guest with your registration.

Accessibility for Registrants with Disabilities

AGU will work with its vendors to provide reasonable support to meetings and events for those who require special needs. Please indicate any special needs on the registration form or contact AGU's Meetings Department by email: fm-help@agu.org for more information.


All attendees who register online will receive a receipt/confirmation after they register via e-mail. Additionally, all registrants will receive a receipt attached to their badge when they check-in before the meeting.


  • A written notification of cancellation must be sent to AGU by mail:
                AGU Meetings Department
                2000 Florida Avenue, N.W.
                Washington, DC   20009 
                or e-mail: FM-help@agu.org
  • The full fee will be refunded if written notification is received at AGU by 14 November 2008.
  • Between 15 November and 28 November a $30 processing fee will be deducted from the registration fee paid.
  • Requests for refunds, including ticketed events, cannot be processed after 28 November 2008.
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