Registration Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for Fall Meeting?
What does my registration fee include?
Your registration fee includes access to oral sessions with discussions, electronic posters, eLightning presentations, exhibit hall, keynote and innovative plenaries, informal networking, education and career development opportunities as well as meetings within meetings.
All attendees, including presenters and conveners, must register for Fall Meeting to gain access to #AGU21.
How do I purchase tickets to special events?
May I bring a guest?
Registered attendees may purchase guest passes at $160 USD each. 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. 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.
As a reminder, only fully vaccinated people may #AGU21 in-person in New Orleans. If you are not fully vaccinated (two weeks after the last required shot), please plan to attend online.
What cooperating societies qualify for the member rate during registration?
Members of the following cooperating societies can receive the member rate during registration. Please be sure to have access to your membership credentials during the registration process. You will be prompted to input that information to receive the discounted rate.
- AAS: American Astronomical Society
- AMS: American Meteorological Society
- APHA: American Public Health Association
- ASPRS: American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
- AOGS: Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
- LATINMAG: Asociación Latinoamericana de Paleomagnetismo y Geomagnetismo
- CGU: Canadian Geophysical Union
- CGS: Chinese Geophysical Society
- ESA: Ecological Society of America
- EGU: European Geosciences Union
- FASEB: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
- GS: Geochemical Society
- GAC: Geological Association of Canada
- GSA: Geological Society of America
- IAS: International Association of Sedimentologists
- ISEE: International Society of Environmental Epidemiology
- ISES: International Society of Exposure Science
- JpGU: Japan Geoscience Union
- MSA: Mineralogical Society of America
- NAGT: National Association of Geoscience Teachers
- NSPS: The National Society of Professional Surveyors
- OSA: The Optical Society
- SEPM: Society for Sedimentary Geology
- SEG: Society of Exploration Geophysicists
- SEPM: Society for Sedimentary Geology
- SSSA: Soil Science Society of America
- UGM: Unión Geofísica Mexicana
- WCRP: World Climate Research Programme
What are the eligibility requirements to receive the low income and lower-middle income country reduced registration rates?
What is the early bird rate?
Will the early bird registration rate be extended for U.S. federal government employees who have not received approval to attend before the November 3rd deadline?
The early bird rates will be extended throughout the Fall Meeting for U.S. federal government employees ONLY. Valid credentials will be required.
If you are not able to attend and do not want to withdraw your presentation, please encourage a co-author to present on your behalf. Presenter changes can be submitted to the scientific program team.
How do I become an AGU member?
How do I qualify for AGU member rates?
How are cancellations processed for the meeting?
Can I transfer my registration to another person?
In-person and online registrations are non-transferable from one attendee to another. Each attendee will have a unique registration account.
Can I change my registration?
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.
Can high school students attend the Fall Meeting 2021?
High school students will be allowed to register for the hybrid (in-person and online) meeting. Each parent/legal guardian will be required to sign a online consent form granting permission for their child to participate in the hybrid meeting. These registrants will also be required to provide a scanned copy of their student identification card. These documents will need to be uploaded in the registration portal. A parent/or teacher must accompany the child(ren)/ward(s) at all times during their participation during the meeting.
How do I request a registration receipt for previous Fall Meetings?
Will AGU accept checks and wire transfer payments for the Fall Meeting 2021 registration?
AGU will accept credit card, check and wire transfer payments. To process group registration payments, contact the AGU Registration Center. The last day to submit payment via wire transfer or check is 1 December 2021.
Does AGU accept purchase orders?
AGU does not accept purchase orders for registration payment.