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What to expect at AGU20 online

  • The hub or lobby for the virtual FM 2020 will allow registered attendees to explore the meeting's opportunities.
  • From the lobby you can view the daily schedule, head into the live keynotes, workshops, oral and eLightning Q&A sessions, view the poster sessions, visit the AGU booth and other exhibitors, and even a lounge where you can meet up and chat.
  • Each session's prerecorded videos will be available to watch any time ahead of the live Q&A sessions to plan any questions you might have during the live Q&A.
  • Numerous networking and career development opportunities.

Most of the scientific programming will remain 7-11 December with some content scheduled leading up to the week or after it. Events will be scheduled to accommodate multiple time zones.

#AGU20 will feature:

  • 11+ keynote and plenary talks and panels from leading speakers, authors, university leaders, and scientists worldwide, with more to announce soon.
  • 28 section and award lectures from AGU's members highlighting cutting edge science.
  • 13 innovative sessions or meetings including: Earth science & coronavirus, global sensing networks, etc.
  • 1800+ scientific sessions exploring and showcasing sciences from exoplanets to Earth's core, focused on discussions, question & answers, and engagement.
  • 10+ press conferences
  • Many data experts available to answer questions via the data help desk.
  • 17 workshops to learn new skills.
  • 90 new AGU Fellows and awardees to celebrate.
  • A chance to interact, network, and chat with colleagues and friends worldwide.
  • Virtual introductions to daily content and wrap-ups from AGU members.

#AGU20 will also feature plenaries, panels, town halls and sessions on addressing racism and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Earth and space sciences.

To focus on engagement, most sessions will be one-hour long and organized as lightning presentations with moderated discussions. Sessions will generally be held in two-time blocks with a long networking break to accommodate a global audience.

Online everywhere from 1-17 December means

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    Pre-recorded presentations will be available starting 1 December
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    Oral, eLightning and poster sessions will be scheduled from 7-17 December
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    Plenaries, innovations, key events and sessions will be scheduled from 7-11 December
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    Workshops and other AGU sponsored events will begin starting 1 December
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    Town halls will be held from 1-17 December
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As the Fall Meeting moves to a virtual platform, session types will include

  • Oral Sessions: include pre-recorded presentations with scheduled one-hour live Q&A with a group of presenters.

    eLightning Sessions: include a virtual poster with scheduled 3-minute lightning talks and Q&A at the time of session.

    Poster Sessions: include a virtual poster with a scheduled text chat at the time of session and additional scheduled chats based on author's availability.
  • AGU Innovations: these events within the AGU meeting are terrific ways to participate in deep-dive and curated content along topics you're interested in. COVID, scientific collaboration and social justice, transcending the classroom, and you might even be able to dance your scientific research!
  • Workshops: deep-dive events scheduled in multiple time zones, some may be multi-day, offer you a chance to connect, think, and participate in new ways. Topics include 3D printing for geosciences, bystander intervention training, machine learning, and using R and Python for environmental data science. These promise to be dynamic opportunities to build your skills and your community connections in a safe and robust learning environment.
  • Town Halls: over 100 to be held over the course of 17 days. These provide updates and a chance to discuss your ideas with organizations, agencies, and the community on a variety of topics. Organizations participating include NAS, NASA, NOAA, UN, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, National Solar Observatory, US Department of Energy, NSF, US Global Change Research Program, and multiple academic groups.
  • Tools to self-organize: tools to meet within the platform and connect around themes or topics in a safe space. Also, the ability to schedule these meetings in advance and meet 1:1 or in small groups.
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