Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Fall Meeting 2022 being held?
The Fall Meeting will be held at the McCormick Place Convention Center Chicago and available in our online platform.
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
What are the dates for Fall Meeting 2022?
Fall Meeting 2022 will be held from 12-16 December.
Do I have to be an AGU member to attend?
No, but AGU members and those who are members of affiliated societies will receive reduced registration rates.
How do I become an AGU member?
Will AGU accept ancillary meeting room requests?
AGU will begin accepting ancillary meeting room requests in September. A fee will apply to all ancillaries.
What are the health and safety guidelines for AGU22?
The health and safety of our attendees is top of mind for AGU, and we are committed to making #AGU22 as safe as possible. We are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and following CDC guidelines as they are released. Please review the full policy here.
How do I request a certificate of participation for Fall Meeting?
Do I need to register for Fall Meeting?
- Session chairs, invited authors and all speakers must pay a registration fee if they are attending and/or presenting in-person or online at AGU22.
- Conveners listed on a proposal do not need to register for AGU22 if they will not attend the meeting.
Do I need to be a member of AGU to chair, convene or present at a session?
- The primary convener for each session must be a current 2022 AGU Member or a current member of an affiliated society/organization.
- If you are not a current AGU member but are a member of a co-sponsoring organization, email the Scientific Program Team for help with submitting your session proposal.
- Co-conveners are not required to be AGU members. However, to fully participate in the planning and scheduling in August current 2022 membership is required.
Is there a fee to submit a proposal?
There is no proposal fee for scientific sessions or workshops. For AGU22, upon acceptance of a town hall, the primary convener will be charged an A/V and management fee of $500 to support equipment and labor costs associated with hosting the town hall.
NOTE: All authors who submit an abstract to a session, however, are subject to the AGU membership fee, abstract submission fee and meeting registration fee.
Will AGU22 include eLightning sessions?
No, eLightning sessions will not be featured this year.
When do abstract submissions open and close?
The call for abstracts will be open from 15 June to 3 August (23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT).
How do I submit an abstract submission?
The abstract submission deadline has passed. Notifications will be sent in early October. If you have any questions please contact AGU’s Scientific Program Team.
Can I submit more than one abstract?
A first author can submit two contributed abstracts (i.e., non-invited abstracts), as long as the second abstract is submitted to a session led by a different section from the first abstract.
Invited authors can submit up to three abstracts, as long as one is to any session led by a different section.
* Please note, authors may submit a second abstract to a session within the same section if it is listed as co-organized with a different section. Please see full abstract guidelines here.
See the Abstract Policies section for more details.
Can I be an invited author at a session I’m convening?
A convener cannot be the first author or presenting author on an invited abstract submitted to a session that they are convening. However:
- Conveners can submit contributed abstracts to be presented as a poster in their own session.
- Conveners may be invited authors in other sessions.
- EXCEPTION: Student and early career conveners are exempt from this rule and may schedule oral presentations in their own sessions.
Where do I find information about potential session types at the meeting?
Is there a fee to submit an abstract?
Yes. The abstract submission fee is a required and non-refundable processing fee, separate from membership dues and meeting registration fees, and is not based on approval of your abstract submission or attendance at the meeting.
The abstract submission fees are:
- Regular submission — $70
- Student submission — $40
Do I have to be an AGU member to submit an abstract?
Will presenters be able to choose online or in-person presentation?
Yes. Authors will select in-person or online presenting as part of the abstract submission process, and conveners will assign presentations based on this selection. For poster presentations, changes cannot be made from in-person to online presentations or vice versa. Registered poster presenters who cannot attend their scheduled session can choose to publish an iPoster in the online gallery, and the abstract will remain in the program. Choose this option via the Participant’s Corner.
Can conveners include both online and in-person presentations in one session? Are all sessions hybrid?
Only oral sessions will be hybrid, with a mix of online and in-person presentations. Poster sessions will be either in-person or online.
Do presenters and chairs have to register for the meeting?
- The presenting author must register for and attend AGU22, either online or in person.
- Session chairs, invited authors and all presenters must pay a registration fee if they are attending and/or presenting at AGU22.
- Conveners listed on a proposal do not need to register for AGU22 if they will not attend the meeting.
Is there a registration fee to attend a Scientific Workshop?
Yes. Each workshop carries an additional registration fee, with discounted rates for students. Workshop registration rates will be available in late summer.
Is there a fee to organize a Town Hall?
For #AGU22, upon acceptance of a town hall, the primary convener will be charged an A/V and management fee of $500 to support equipment and labor costs associated with hosting the town hall.
When will session conveners and organizers be notified of their acceptance?
Proposal acceptance notification letters will be sent in mid-June. Town hall and workshop proposal acceptance letters will be sent in mid-July.
When will I know if my abstract has been accepted?
Authors are notified of the acceptance, format and schedule of their abstracts in early October.
Where can I find the meeting schedule?
The schedule at a glance is available here. The full meeting schedule will be published in early October.
How should I cite an abstract presented at Fall Meeting?
Please cite as:
Author(s) (2022), Title, Abstract (Final paper number, ex: AE14B-1234) presented at 2022 AGU Fall Meeting, 12-16 Dec.
How do I register online for Fall Meeting?
The online registration tool will open 17 August 2022. Attendees can register throughout the duration of the conference.
What does my registration fee include?
Your registration fee includes access to oral sessions with discussions, electronic posters, online 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 in order to gain access to the virtual platform.
What is the early bird rate?
Reduced registration rates are extended to all AGU members and members of affiliated societies who register for the meeting prior to the early bird deadline of 2 November 2022. Payment must be received by the noted deadline to receive the early bird rate.
How are cancellations processed for the meeting?
Written notifications must be emailed to AGU Registration Center. Registration cancellation received by 8 November 2022 will receive complete refund. Cancellations received between 9 and 16 November will have a $50 USD processing fee deducted from their refund. No refunds will be issued for cancelled registrations or ticketed events after 16 November 2022.
Will AGU accept checks and wire transfer payments for the Fall Meeting 2022 registration?
AGU will accept credit card, check and wire transfer payments. All check and wire transfer payments must be received by 1 December 2022
Does AGU process group registrations?
Does AGU accept purchase orders?
AGU does not accept purchase orders for registration payment.
How can I retrieve an invitation letter for the meeting?
How can I retrieve a letter of attendance for attending the meeting?
How do I request a registration receipt for Fall Meeting 2022?
May I bring a guest?
Registered attendees may purchase guest passes at $170 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. Guests may also purchase tickets to social events at the advertised rates.
Hotel & Travel
Will I receive a hotel confirmation?
Yes. A detailed confirmation is automatically emailed to you once your reservation has been made and all requested reservation nights are available. However, if one or more nights of your reservation cannot be confirmed at the time of booking, you will not immediately receive a confirmation. Maritz Global Events will work with the hotel on your behalf to secure the nights needed to confirm your entire reservation, you will automatically receive a confirmation at that time.
Will AGU charge my credit card to guarantee my reservation?
AGU will not charge your credit card. AGU/Maritz Global Events will transfer your credit card information to the hotel approximately three weeks prior to Fall Meeting. The credit card provided at the time of booking will only be charged by the hotel if you cancel within 72 hours of arrival or do not arrive on your scheduled date.
When does the housing tool open to reserve hotel accommodations in Chicago?
The housing portal will open for booking in 17 August 2022 and will close 15 November 2022. AGU has partnered with several hotels to offer discounts within our block.
IMPORTANT: If you are contacted by any company other than Maritz Global Events offering housing, please note that these companies are not authorized to represent AGU nor do they have access to officially contracted AGU Fall Meeting 2022 room blocks or rates.
These unauthorized companies often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non-existent, or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card. In addition, these companies’ practices make it more difficult for AGU to meet our room block commitments and expose AGU to penalties. If you have questions, contact AGU Housing Team.
What is the hotel cancellation policy?
There is a 72-hour cancellation notice required to avoid a penalty. If your reservation is cancelled less than 72 hours prior to your arrival, you will incur a one-night room and tax penalty from your hotel.
What is the closest airport?
Chicago is accessible by two major airports. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is approximately 17 miles from downtown Chicago and the McCormick Place Convention Center. It is one of the busiest airports in the country, with service from more than 50 airlines, national and international. ORD has approximately 856 daily direct flights to 174 U.S. cities and approximately 120 daily direct flights to 62 international destinations.
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), located on the south side of Chicago is approximately 7.7 miles from downtown Chicago. It is less busy than O’Hare, with around 220 flights each day to primarily domestic destinations. MDW offers services from 7 airlines. It has approximately 237 daily direct flights to 77 U.S. cities and approximately 10 daily direct flights to 11 international destinations.
What is the weather like in Chicago during Fall Meeting?
The average maximum temperature in December is 35.8°F/2.1°C. The average low temperature is 27.9°F/-2.3°C is 5.07”/13 cm. Chicago is known as the windy city, so attendees are advised to pack layers and be sure to keep warm!
Does AGU offer travel discounts?
More information on travel discounts will be shared soon.