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#AGU21 will be held at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and available online. We have partnered with various audio-visual providers to ensure quality streaming so that no matter how you choose to engage with #AGU21, you'll have a great experience.
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130

AGU Fall Meeting 2021 will be held from 13-17 December.

Our primary goal is to ensure a safe and productive meeting. We are actively watching advice on gathering and travel and working with local, national, and international advisory groups.
If conditions and advice change and warrant a reduced in-person event, or fully virtual event again, we will inform conveners and the AGU community as soon as possible.

AGU will not be providing free childcare on-site at #AGU21 in New Orleans. Due to COVID, we could not hire licensed and insured providers who would be able to manage our “Camp AGU.” We are hopeful that we will be able to add this back as an option in 2022 when we are in Chicago, IL for in-person attendees. As a reminder, only fully vaccinated people may attend #AGU21 in person in New Orleans. If you are not fully vaccinated (two weeks after the last required shot), please plan to attend online.

AGU welcomes those who assist others in need during the Fall Meeting. Caregivers are individuals who are at the meeting to assist with childcare or those with ADA needs. Individuals may register for free at any registration counter on-site; valid identification is required. As a reminder, only fully vaccinated people may attend #AGU21 in person in New Orleans. If you are not fully vaccinated (two weeks after the last required shot), please plan to attend online.

Early registration is open and will close November 3rd.

The housing portal is open for booking and will close 17 November.

AGU Fall Meeting 2020 had more than 25,400 attendees from around the world engaged with the online meeting. View more statistics on the Fall Meeting.

No, but AGU members, and those who are members of affiliated societies will enjoy reduced registration rates.

Join AGU or renew your membership: online, or email. You may also call us Monday- Friday from 8:30 am - 6pm ET at +1.202.462.6900.

AGU will begin accepting ancillary meeting room requests in September. A fee will apply to all ancillaries.

New Orleans is accessible by one major airport. The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is approximately 15 miles from downtown New Orleans and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. MSY has service from 16 different airlines.

New Orleans is fortunate to enjoy mild weather year-round. Average maximum temperatures in December range from 65°F/18°C to 46°F/8°C. The average rainfall is 5.07"/13 cm. New Orleans weather can change by the hour, so attendees are advised to pack layers and be sure to have a light jacket or coat and umbrella.

AGU has again teamed up with United Airlines to offer you discounts on air travel to Fall Meeting. Discounts are applicable from 10 December through 20 December 2021. Visit the United website and enter ZK5B830332 in the Offer Code box and click on the yellow arrow button to view discounted fares. The discount will be applied at the time of ticketing. Contact AGU with any questions.

Amtrak offers #AGU21 attendees an energy efficient travel option to New Orleans. Travel by rail on Amtrak's iconic City of New Orleans, Crescent and Sunset Limited service from Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Memphis, Houston, Dallas, Birmingham, and Chicago to save 15% off regular (full) coach seating. Upgrades to private rooms are available at an additional charge. Applicable for travel between 1-22 December 2021 with a minimum of four (4) days advanced reservations required prior to travel. Visit Amtrak.com and enter V653 in the Promo Code Box when booking your trip. The discount will be applied at the time of ticketing. Restrictions apply.