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Register for AGU Fall Meeting 2021

AGU Fall Meeting is the most influential event in the world dedicated to the advancement of Earth and space sciences.

Every year, AGU Fall Meeting  unites >25,000 attendees from 100+ countries in the Earth and space sciences community to share their work and ideas and discuss solutions to the largest challenges facing our planet. Indeed, the meeting theme this year is “Science and Society,” and many sessions and plenary talks will explore this important connection.

This year, you can attend either in-person or online (or a mix of both). In either case, you can present your work as well as access all of the other sessions and content online during and after the meeting. Attendees can design their own unique experience through the meetings’ many innovative sessions and events, audience participation and engagement, both online and in-person. If you choose to attend in-person, AGU expects COVID-19 Protocols will attend #AGU21 in-person in New Orleans.

#AGU21 registration opens 23 August

All attendees, including presenters and conveners, must register for #AGU21 to attend Fall Meeting online or in-person. Early bird discount is available until 3 November. To access the AGU member discount, you must renew your membership or join by 3 November.

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When you attend #AGU21 online or in person, you will:

  • 1
    Gain knowledge and ideas applicable to your work.
  • 2
    Build relationships with peers and learn within your discipline.
  • 3
    Stay up to date on the latest innovations in the field.
  • 4
    Increase your work's visibility and recognition from peers.
  • 5
    Network with peers and learn from outside your primary discipline.
  • 6
    Hear from dynamic leaders across the world and AGU medalists and award-winners.
#AGU21 Attendee Benefits

Specifically, online and in-person attendees will enjoy best-in-class experience with:

  • 1
    24-7 on-demand access to content during and after #AGU21.
  • 2
    Networking and professional development opportunities.
  • 3
    Experiential learning experiences such as field trips and "hands on" sessions.
  • 4
    Live session participation through session polling, Q&A and chats.
  • 5
    Research, resources and solutions through our diverse sponsor and exhibitor partners.
#AGU21 Attendee Benefits

Registration Rates

AGU is excited to continue to develop and deliver the most influential event for the global Earth and space sciences community.  

As we’ll be in-person in New Orleans (or online everywhere), one of our favorite aspects of planning AGU Fall Meeting 2021 is lagniappes (aka a little something extra). We are planning a lot of these surprises to delight you throughout #AGU21, in addition to what you expect when you attend online or in-person.

The registration rates reflect the added costs of supporting both an online and in-person meeting in a safe and secure way, making all content available and accessible to attendees, and supporting reduced rates to expand participation for students and other communities of need worldwide. Thanks to AGU donors and sponsors for additional support, including for travel grants. As outlined in our strategic plan, we have a responsibility to promote and exemplify an inclusive scientific culture and foster participation of all underrepresented groups across all levels of Earth and space sciences.

In-person Registration Rates

Registration Type

Early bird rate

(by 3 November)

Regular rate

(after 3 November)

MEMBER

Regular: Full Meeting

$585

$700

Senior (65 & Retired): Full Meeting

$295

$410

Student (Graduate): Full Meeting

$295

$410

Student (Undergraduate): Full Meeting

$165

$280

NON-MEMBER

Regular: Full Meeting

$775

$890

Student (Graduate): Full Meeting

$365

$480

Student (Undergraduate): Full Meeting

$190

$305

TIER 1 & 2 (LOW INCOME/LOWER MIDDLE INCOME)*

Regular: Full Meeting*

$0

$0

Student (Graduate): Full Meeting*

$0

$0

Student (Undergraduate): Full Meeting*

$0

$0

OTHER CATEGORIES*

High/Middle School Student: Full Meeting*

$0

$0

K-12 Teacher/Informal Educator: Full Meeting*

$50

$50

 *Member and Non-member Rate

NOTE: AGU will not be providing free childcare on-site at #AGU21 in New Orleans. Due to COVID, we could not hire licensed and insured providers who would be able to manage our “Camp AGU.” We are hopeful that we will be able to add this back as an option in 2022 when we are in Chicago, IL for in-person attendees. As a reminder, AGU expects only fully vaccinated people will attend #AGU21 in person in New Orleans. If you are not fully vaccinated (two weeks after the last required shot), please plan to attend online. 

Virtual Registration Rates

Registration Type

Early bird rate

(by 3 November)

Regular rate

(after 3 November)

MEMBER

Regular: Full Meeting

$440

$555

Senior (65 & Retired): Full Meeting

$230

$345

Student (Graduate): Full Meeting

$230

$345

Student (Undergraduate): Full Meeting

$0

$0

NON-MEMBER

Regular: Full Meeting

$585

$700

Student (Graduate): Full Meeting

$275

$390

Student (Undergraduate): Full Meeting

$0

$0

TIER 1 & 2 (LOW INCOME/LOWER MIDDLE INCOME)*

Regular: Full Meeting*

$0

$0

Student (Graduate): Full Meeting*

$0

$0

Student (Undergraduate): Full Meeting*

$0

$0

OTHER CATEGORIES*

High/Middle School Student: Full Meeting*

$0

$0

K-12 Teacher/Informal Educator: Full Meeting*

$50

$50

 *Member and Non-member Rate

Attendee Guidelines and Policies

Attendee Types:

  • Attendees from developing countries: Individuals who currently reside in developing countries are eligible to attend at a discounted rate. These countries are defined by the World Bank as low income or lower-middle income economies.
  • U.S. federal government employees: If you have not yet received government approval to attend #AGU21, early bird registration rates will be extended throughout the meeting to U.S. federal government employees only.
  • Affiliated societies and organizations: If you are not a current member of AGU, but you are a member of one of the affiliated societies, you will be able to register at the member rate.
  • Caregivers: AGU welcomes those who assist others in need during the Fall Meeting. Caregiver are individuals who are at the meeting to assist with childcare or those with ADA needs. Individuals may register for free at any registration counter on-site; valid identification is required. As a reminder, AGU expects only fully vaccinated people will attend #AGU21 in person in New Orleans. If you are not fully vaccinated (two weeks after the last required shot), please plan to attend online.
  • Join/renew AGU membership: Join AGU as a 2021 member for the discounted membership rate until 3 November, which is the same deadline as the early bird rate. 
    • Join AGU or renew your membership: online or email. You may also call us Monday- Friday from 8:30 am - 6pm ET at +1.202.462.6900. 
  • Guest policy: Registered attendees may purchase guest passes at $160 USD each. Registered guests may not attend the oral or poster scientific sessions; however, they may visit the Exhibit Hall, and attend the Ice Breaker, Honors Ceremony, and all keynote lectures. Guests may also purchase tickets to social events at the advertised rates.
    • A guest is a spouse, friend, or adult child (18 years and older) who is not working in an Earth and space science-related occupation or field.
    • A colleague or associate working in a related scientific field or studying Earth and space science in school may not be registered and attend as a guest.

Payments, Transfer and Refunds:

  • Early bird registration: Early registration must be accompanied by payment. Otherwise, it will not be processed, and the standard registration rates will be applied.
  • Registration receipts: Payment receipts for registration from #AGU20 can be requested by emailing the AGU Registration Center
    • Registration receipts for #AGU21 are not available yet.
  • Registration payment types: AGU accepts credit card, check and wire transfer payments. AGU does not process purchase orders for registration payments. To process group registration payments, contact the AGU Registration Center.
  • Cancellation/refund policy Written notifications must be emailed to [email protected].
    • Registration cancellation received by 7 November 2021 will receive complete refund.
    • Cancellations received between 8 and 15 November will have a $50 USD processing fee deducted from their refund.
    • No refunds will be issued for cancelled registrations or ticketed events after 15 November 2021.

Registration transfers:  In person and online registrations are non-transferable.  Each attendee will have a unique registration account.

Attendee Security & Privacy:

AGU is committed to protecting your privacy, and we honor your right to make choices about the information you share with us. AGU requests information from those who engage with us to complete business processes such as meeting registration, to improve the communication and sharing of science, to improve programs and websites, and to serve the interests of members, authors, meeting attendees, and others by providing them with relevant information.


We are committed to providing an explanation of what information is required and what is optional, as well as how that information is being used. Learn more about the types of information collected and their purpose.


AGU does not sell meeting attendee or member contact information. It has been brought to our attention that some individuals and organizations have been contacted with offers of lists for purchase. These offers are not affiliated with AGU in any way and are unauthorized. We thank our exhibitors for reporting this issue to us. If you receive or know of an email containing such an offer, we ask that you please alert us by email.


AGU is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and we honor their right to make choices about what information they share. Read AGU's Privacy Policy.

Advisory: Maritz is the ONLY Authorized Registration Company

AGU does not sell your information. If you are contacted by any company other than Maritz Global Events offering registration for the AGU Fall Meeting 2021, please note that these companies do NOT represent AGU.

AGU and its authorized vendors do NOT call members to sell registration. AGU, in accordance with our privacy policy, never shares or sells the information of our meeting attendees or members.

For more information or to report a company, contact the AGU Registration Center.


#AGU21 only authorized registration company is Maritz in pink
 

Code of Conduct

AGU is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and AGU staff. All participants are expected to abide by the AGU Meetings Code of Conduct.

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