Networking Opportunities

Connect with peers via #AGU22 networking opportunities.

Adler Open Night

Visit Adler Planetarium on 14 December. The first 2,000 people to visit the on-site registration desk at AGU22 on 13 December will receive complimentary tickets.

AGQ: LGBTQ+ Geoscientists and Allies Reception

Join members of the LGBTQ+ community as we come together for our annual celebration.

AGU Central

Learn about AGU’s member benefits and year-round services, discover mentoring and career services and take a selfie at the photo wall.

Braindates sponsored by Esri

Braindates are one-on-one or small group conversations on topics suggested by participants. Have a Braindate to brainstorm, solve challenges or share expertise.

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Community Science Coffee Hour 

This coffee hour welcomes community science participants to AGU22. Staff from AGU's Thriving Earth Exchange will provide community science participants with a curated AGU22 itinerary.

DEI Meet-up & Reception

Drop in to this meet-up to network with DEI champions. All are welcome!

Exhibit Hall

Learn from leaders whose companies are advancing science at the Exhibit Hall’s Innovation and Exploration Zone.

Field Trips 

Attend in-person or online. Choose from Guided Goat Yoga, Gangster Tour, Chicago Highlights Tour, trip to the Indiana Dunes, Bronzeville Tour and more!

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Global Café 

Connect with both in-person and online attendees who want to work in your region. Each 30-minute event features small breakout groups.

Honors Ceremony

Celebrate the individuals who’ve made outstanding contributions to our community and society.

International Reception

AGU welcomes and recognizes the international community at this gathering. First-time international participants are particularly encouraged to attend, and all are welcome.


The opening Ice Breaker — 4 p.m. CT Monday, 12 December (new time!) — provides an excellent networking opportunity for both Fall Meeting veterans and first-timers. Reconnect with old friends and colleagues or meet new people!

Lunch breaks 

Share a meal with a new acquaintance or former colleague. The new program schedule provides more time for lunch breaks.


Find a mentor to help you take your next career steps or share your own expertise via the virtual Mentoring365 platform. Learn more during office hours each day of AGU22. (Search for times in the AGU22 app.)

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Night at the Museum

Explore iconic Chicago museums on 15 December. Visit the Museum of Science and Industry or the Field Museum. Sign up and collect tickets starting at 2pm CT on 13 December at the AGU22 registration desk. Tickets are limited.

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Connect with attendees in an informal setting. Each pod includes soft seating and a monitor for displaying presentations or other scientific discussion points. Check the program for a schedule of topics — or schedule your own!

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Poster Hall

Connect with peers during interactive poster sessions.

Section Events

Ticketed section receptions will be held 6:30 to 8:00 PM Tuesday 13 December at the Marriott Marquis and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Details in the AGU22 app.