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Fall Meeting 2019:
Media Center

Welcome to the Media Center

Welcome to the Fall Meeting Media Center. Here you can find the information you need to cover Fall Meeting 2019. Find information about press registration and housing; access press releases and slides, videos and other materials from press conferences; find and list experts; and connect to the meeting’s virtual press room.

Fall Meeting 2019 will be held 9–13 December in San Francisco. Find out how to attend as a member of the media by reviewing our press registration eligibility requirements.

Press registrants receive, at no charge, a badge that provides access to all scientific sessions, the press room, and the press conference room. Some events and activities, including but not limited to invitation-only events and communications workshops, are not open to press badge holders. See the Who’s Coming list for an up-to-date list of approved press.

Press registration

Press registration is now open. We encourage you to register online.

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Press information

Read on for information specific to press registration, events and the press room, housing, and more at Fall Meeting 2019.

Now open

We encourage all press registrants to register online. For press registration eligibility requirements, please visit the Press Registration Eligibility Requirements page. 

 

Press registrants receive, at no charge, a badge that provides access to all scientific sessions, the press room, and the press conference room. Some events and activities, including but not limited to invitation-only events and communications workshops, are not open to press badge holders. See the Who’s Coming list for an up-to-date list of approved press.

Book online

Hotel reservations are accessible via the online press registration system. It is not required to wait for press registration approval before booking a hotel room, nor is it required to book a hotel room when registering to attend the meeting. Visit the Fall Meeting Housing page to view a list of available hotels and their rates.

Browse the sessions

The Fall Meeting 2019 scientific program will be announced in early October. View the preliminary program to browse the more than 1,300 Fall Meeting session titles.

Available for members of the press

AGU provides a Press Room where registered members of the press can work and mingle. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will also be provided. In the Press Room—and in an online Virtual Press Room—AGU will make available copies of press releases about developments in Earth and space sciences and other news presented at the meeting.

Reserve space to conduct interviews

During the meeting, registered members of the press will be able to reserve quiet rooms to conduct interviews. Reservations are given in 30-minute increments for up to one hour at a time, and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Information on how to sign up for quiet rooms will be available in early December.

Participate in person or online

AGU will offer a series of press conferences about newsworthy scientific advances presented at Fall Meeting 2019. A schedule of press events will be announced in early December, about a week before the meeting’s scientific sessions begin. Reporters can remotely participate in Fall Meeting press conferences via webstreaming. Information about how to sign up and access this feature will available in November.

Media tools and information

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Fall Meeting media contacts

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NANCI BOMPEY

Assistant Director, Public Information

202.777.7524 | [email protected]

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LIZA LESTER

Senior Specialist, Public Information

202.777.7494 | [email protected]

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LAUREN LIPUMA

Program Manager, Public Information

202.777.7396 | [email protected]

Press conferences and other events at Fall Meeting 2019

AGU's Public Information Office will host a number of press events to help reporters cover new developments in the Earth and space sciences. A complete list of Fall Meeting 2019 press events will be provided on this page a week before the Fall Meeting begins in early December. 

All press events will be streamed live and archived on AGU's YouTube Channel. Slides and other materials will be available in the Virtual Press Room. We will provide links later this year. 

There will be three formats for press events at Fall Meeting: 

  • 1
    Press conferences – a small panel of speakers will share newsworthy findings being presented at the meeting. 
  • 2
    Workshops – Experts will provide comprehensive information and answer reporters' questions about an upcoming project or mission, or an ongoing area of research, rather than present breaking news.  
  • 3
    Media availabilities – A prominent person(s) in the Earth and space sciences will be available to answer questions from reporters. 
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Propose a Fall Meeting event

We welcome proposals for press events at AGU meetings from PIOs of scientific societies, universities, agencies, and organizations.
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