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Scientific Program

The scientific program is now live

How will you “Shape the Future of Science?” View the Fall Meeting program to customize your Fall Meeting schedule and share the sessions you’re looking forward to on social media. Don’t forget to use #AGU20!

All #AGU20 Fall Meeting sessions and events will be held in a virtual platform. Only registered attendees will be able to access 1,000+ hours of scientific content, from posters to Union sessions. With more than 23,000 attendees from 110+ countries, we also offer numerous opportunities for you to network to meet new colleagues and friends.

View an overview of the session schedule here, but to engage with #AGU20 content and attendees, you must be registered for the Fall Meeting.

  • Those from low/low-middle income countries as well as member K-12 educators and member undergraduate students receive free registration.
  • Please review the presenter guidelines and session chair guidelines for detailed information and specific deadlines related to your participation.
  • Visit our attendee resources that help you know what to do before, during and after Fall Meeting so you have the best online everywhere experience.

Full Scientific Program

To engage with all #AGU20 content, you must be registered for the Fall Meeting.

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Scientific Workshops at AGU#20

You come to AGU Fall Meeting to see the latest discoveries and advances, expand your network and get new ideas. Scientific workshops are a great way to advance your science while getting to know your fellow scientists in small group settings.

Take a deep dive into new technology tools, gain new insights, and explore subjects outside of your purview. Workshops are open to all AGU Fall Meeting attendees and range between half-day or full-day sessions. Each workshop carries an additional registration fee, with separate rates for students.

Workshop tickets can be purchased during registration through 20 November. No tickets will be sold after this date.

Click here to view the Scientific Workshops in the online program.

Note: All times listed below are Pacific Time (PT)

Town Halls provide a valuable opportunity for government agencies, academic programs, special projects, and other focused interest groups to gather input from the broad Earth and space science community. They are open to all registered meeting participants.

Town halls will be conducted live, will be one hour in length and will be hosted on Zoom Webinar. Live sessions will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing.

Town Halls in the Scientific Program

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In attending #AGU20, be sure not to miss 12 special sessions in addition to the regular programming—covering topics from convergent science to societal challenges to expanding student engagement to bringing in perspectives, communities, and citizens who usually are not able to attend, or usually would not attend, the in-person meeting. These are scheduled during the first and third weeks of the meeting, so as to complement the regular science program. Here’s how they came about:

Back in the alternate world that existed in January, the Fall Meeting Program Committee put out a special request for innovative sessions and meetings-within-a-meeting proposals, building off some of the creative programming that made up AGU’s Centennial and hoping to encourage creative ways to expand virtual or hybrid engagement and programming and connect with other disciplines. More than 60 proposals were submitted!  When the meeting became fully virtual, most of the ones that had virtual engagements of more typical AGU sessions became the model for the meeting. A few that required a hybrid in-person and virtual environment were deferred to 2021 or adopted to the online world. Most of the ones selected provide some creative programming around topics important to AGU’s new strategic plan.  These “meetings-within-a-meeting” span a few hours to a full day and bring a variety of programming and presentation styles to a topic. 

Note: All times listed below are Pacific Time (PT)

Innovations in the Online Program

View the innovative sessions below or access the Innovations in the online program.

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