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Donor Recognition Events

Your generous support helps AGU advance Earth and space science for the benefit of society and plays a key role in helping support the scientific community, fostering innovation and creating new opportunities, and informing solutions to address the pressing challenges facing society. Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you at the following AGU 2021 Fall Meeting events.

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Development Program Wall and Theater Presentations

Convention Center, AGU Zone

Learn how donor support is invested back into the Earth and space science community providing valuable training, networking and publishing opportunities worldwide, as well as enhancing diversity and inclusion in our field.

Student Travel Grant Flash Presentations

See the impact that AGU community makes through the Student Travel Grant Program. 2021 travel grant recipients will share their research in a flash presentation format.
Support 2022 travel

Monday 4-5:00PM
Wednesday 10-11:00AM
Thursday 11AM-12:00PM

Community Science Stories from the Thriving Earth Exchange

AGU Thriving Earth Exchange, partially funded by AGU’s funders and partners, helps scientists and communities form partnerships that unlock real resilience, environmental justice, and sustainability solutions. This session will showcase the experiences of AGU members working on these community science projects, and the impact of community-led science.

Tuesday 11:30AM-12:15PM
Thursday 2-3:00PM
Thursday 3-4:00PM

Long-term Impact: The Advocacy of Voices for Science

Building relationships with policymakers, creating conferences for underrepresented scientists, and starting local advocacy groups are just some of the impressive achievements that Voices for Science advocates have accomplished in this one year program. Join us to learn about the impact that science advocates and communicators have with training and support from AGU.

Thursday 12:30-1:15PM

Long-term Impact: The Legacy of Congressional Science Fellowships

Hear personal stories of current and past fellows as they share their fellowship experience and the impact of the fellowship on their careers. This unique and important fellowship experience allows science experts to directly craft legislation and creates leaders in the sciences who understand how to truly make an impact in policy.

Wednesday 2:30-3:30PM

Donor Fast Lane

Sunday, 12 December, 12:00PM-8:00PM
Monday, 13 December, 7:00AM-10:00AM
Tuesday, 14 December, 7:00AM-10:00AM

Convention Center, Main Registration Hall

Donors of $250 or more annually are encouraged to save time by using the Donor Fast Lane in the registration area while meeting staff and picking up your 2021 donor ribbons.

2021 Donor Café Morning Coffee and Afternoon Reception Conversation Sessions

Monday, 13 December through Thursday, 16 December, daily
Donor Café, Convention Center, Room 264

Morning Coffee

Afternoon Receptions

Join donors, members, AGU Development Board members, and AGU staff members in the 2021 Donor Café. Prepare for your day or unwind while connecting about AGU and other topics, view short presentations on AGU initiatives, and connect with fellow donors.

Special Thematic Conversations:

  • Tuesday 7-9AM – AGU Education Programs with Mark Moldwin, AGU Development Board Member
  • Tuesday 4-6PM & Wednesday 7-9AM – Student Travel Grants with Jamie Austin, AGU Development Board Member
  • Wednesday 4-6PM – Science for Solutions with Peter Schlosser, AGU Development Board Chair

Patron Lounge

Monday, 13 December through Friday, 17 December, daily

Convention Center, Room 263

Enjoy table space and quiet time throughout the day.

2021 Accessible Science Panel

Monday, 13 December

Convention Center, Great Hall, Prow Main Stage and VIRTUAL

Join Randy Fiser, AGU CEO, and Peter Schlosser, Vice President and Vice Provost of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University and Chair of the AGU Development Board, and corporate leaders, and scientists to discuss and explore environmental issues (including wildfires, hurricanes, etc.) and how Earth and space scientists can work together with local communities and partners to create innovative solutions with global impact.


  • Peter Schlosser, PhD – Vice President and Vice Provost, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University; Chair, AGU Development Board
  • Laney Chouest, MD – Edison Chouest Company; Curious Person
  • Calvin Mackie, PhD – Founder, STEM NOLA; Mentor; Entrepreneur
  • Vernon Morris, PhD – Director & Professor School of Mathematical & Natural Sciences Arizona State University; Senior Sustainability Scientist at Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University; Member, AGU Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
  • Raha Hakimdavar, PhD – Director of Space Sciences, Ball Aerospace
  • Robert Weiss, Dr. rer. nat. – Professor of Natural Hazards, Virginia Tech

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Student Travel Grant Donor Appreciation Events

Donor Appreciation Networking Lunch

Monday, 13 December

Hilton Riverside, Marlborough Room

(RSVP required)

AGU’s generous benefactors and 2021 grant recipients attending the Fall Meeting in-person are invited to share lunch and celebrate the Student Travel Grant program.


VIRTUAL Networking Celebration

Tuesday, 14 December


(RSVP required)

AGU's generous benefactors and current and past Student Travel Grant recipients are invited to come together to celebrate the Student Travel Grant program and make connections in a virtual setting.