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Plan your meeting

Learn about registration policies and rates, receive travel and housing information, and discover what San Francisco has to offer.

Registration Information

Register today and join us in San Francisco for Fall Meeting 2019!

Contact Spargo for assistance in registering at 703-449-6418 (International) or 866-470-7778 (within the United States).

Spargo operating hours are 9 am ET – 5 pm ET. AGU is extending the early bird registration to 8 November at 11:59 pm ET.


Attendee registration

Exhibitor registration

Press registration

 

All attendees, including presenters and conveners, must register and wear their badge while attending Fall Meeting functions. Student attendees should consider participating in the Student Volunteer Program while also earning free student registration for at least eight hours of volunteer time.

AGU welcomes those who assist others in need during the Fall Meeting. Caretakers are individuals who are at the meeting to assist with child care or those with ADA needs and may register for free onsite at Moscone West; valid identification is required.

What does Fall Meeting offer?

  • Keynotes and breakout sessions
  • A robust scientific program
  • Communications, policy, educational outreach, and career workshops (more listings coming in the Fall)
  • Access to events such as the opening Ice-Breaker Reception and the Honors Ceremony, where we pay tribute to this year’s awardees, and other free events

To qualify for AGU member rates, you must have joined AGU or renewed your membership for 2019 by 14 October 2019.

Please note: All attendees must create an AGU account to access the Fall Meeting 2019 registration and housing site. Members of cooperating societies will be prompted for their cooperating membership society credentials during the registration process in order to obtain the member rate. Cooperating societies are listed below the registration rate table.

Registration rates

Registration Type

Early bird rate

(by 7 November)

Regular rate

(after 7 November)

MEMBER



Regular: Full Meeting

$540

$650

Regular: One Day

$290

$400

Senior (65 & Retired): Full Meeting

$290

$400

Senior (65 & Retired): One Day

$150

$260

Student(Graduate Level): Full Meeting

$290

$400

Student (Graduate Level): One Day

$150

$260

Student (Undergraduate Level): Full Meeting

$140

$250

Student (Undergraduate Level): One Day

$0

$0

NONMEMBER



Regular: Full Meeting

$700

$810

Regular: One Day

$405

$515

Student (Graduate Level): Full Meeting

$330

$440

Student (Graduate Level): One Day

$170

$280

Student (Undergraduate Level): Full Meeting

$330

$440

Student (Undergraduate Level): One Day

$170

$280

TIER 2 MEMBER

 


Regular: Full Meeting

$290

$290

Regular: One Day

$170

$170

Student (Graduate Level): Full Meeting

$170

$170

Student (Undergraduate Level): Full Meeting

$140

$140

Student (Undergraduate Level): One Day

$0

$0

TIER 2 NONMEMBER


 

Regular: Full Meeting

$290

$290

Student (Graduate Level): Full Meeting

$170

$170

Student (Undergraduate Level): Full Meeting

$170

$170

TIER 1 MEMBER/NONMEMBER

 

 

Regular: Full Meeting

$0

$0

Regular: One Day

$0

$0

Student (Graduate and Undergraduate): Full Meeting

$0

$0

Student (Graduate and Undergraduate): One Day

$0

$0

OTHER CATEGORIES

 

 

K-12Teacher/Informal Educator: Full Day

$0

$0

K-12Teacher/Informal Educator: One Day

$0

$0

High/Middle School Student: Full Meeting

 

$0

$0

High/Middle School Student: One Day

 

$0

$0

Guests (non-scientists)

$160

$160

Attendee information and policies

Read through our information and policies related to attending Fall Meeting 2019, including bringing guests, accessibility, child care, and refund questions. We also encourage you to visit our frequently asked questions for more information.

Individuals who currently reside in developing countries are eligible to attend at a discounted rate. Countries are defined by the World Bank as low income (Tier 1) or low-middle income (Tier 2) are eligible for discounted rates. Countries defined for 2019 will be updated by the World Bank in July.

If you have not yet received government approval to travel to AGU Fall Meeting, please read the following for U.S. federal government employees only:

  • Important: if you are not able to attend and do not want to withdraw your presentation, please encourage a co-author to present on your behalf. Presenters changes can be submitted to the scientific program team
  • Pre-registration rates will be extended throughout the Fall Meeting.

Subsidized child care will be available for attendees. Register now for child care at Camp AGU at Fall Meeting 2019.

If you have any questions throughout the registration process, contact us via email or phone: 866-470-7778 or 703-449-6418 or email between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday–Friday.

AGU welcomes those who assist others in need during the Fall Meeting. Caretakers are individuals who are at the meeting to assist with child care or those with ADA needs. Individuals may register for free at Moscone West; valid identification is required.

Registered attendees may purchase guest passes at $160 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.

AGU welcomes those who assist others in need during the Fall Meeting. If you require a caretaker to assist with child care or ADA needs, please see the Caretakers dropdown for more information. Caretakers may register for free onsite.

Written notification must be emailed to us. Registration cancellations received by 7 November 2019 will receive a complete refund. Cancellations received between 8 and 15 November 2019 will have a $50 USD processing fee deducted from their refund. No refunds will be issued for cancelled registrations or ticketed events after 15 November 2019. Refund exception requests must be requested within 30 days after the closing of Fall Meeting; refunds requested after this are ineligible for a refund, but a credit may be requested and reviewed for approval.

Substitutions are allowed at any time, but must be requested in writing by the original registrant and emailed to us. Partial substitutions are not allowed. Registrants must transfer their full registration to a new person. Member rates and promotional rates are not transferable from the original registrant to the substitute. No refunds will be issued for cancelled registrations or ticketed events after 15 November 2019.

AGU is committed to protecting your privacy, and we honor your right to make choices about the information you share with us. AGU requests information from those who engage with us that is used to complete business processes such as meeting registration, to improve the communication and sharing of science, to improve programs and websites, and to serve the interests of members, authors, meeting attendees, and others by providing them with relevant information.

We are committed to providing an explanation of what information is required and what is optional, as well as how that information is being used. Learn more about the types of information collected and their purpose.

AGU does not sell meeting attendee or member contact information. It has been brought to our attention that some individuals and organizations have been contacted with offers of lists for purchase. These offers are not affiliated with AGU in any way and are unauthorized. We thank our exhibitors for reporting this issue to us. If you receive or know of an email containing such an offer we ask that you please alert us by email.

AGU is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and we honor their right to make choices about what information they share. Read AGU’s Privacy Policy.

Ticketed events

AGU Fall Meeting attendees may register for tickets for field trips, honors events, section events, and workshops. Additional registration fees may apply, with separate rates for students. Registration for these events will open at a later date, however, tickets must be purchased online by 7 November.
  • 1
    Learn more about our field trips around San Francisco that will explore the local geology, ecological systems, and scientific institutions.
  • 2
    Get general information about the 2019 Honors Tribute events, including Honors Banquet seating arrangements and tickets.
  • 3
    Attend your Section event including: Section Business Meeting & Receptions, Section Business Meeting & Luncheons, and Section Early Career & Student Networking Events.
  • 4
    Sign up for a workshop and take a deep dive into new technology tools, gain new insights, and explore subjects outside of your purview.
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Ancillary requests

In need of meeting space at this year's Fall Meeting? Reserve today!

Space requests are reviewed and reserved on a first-come, first-reserved basis. Applications received after 15 October are subject to space availability and will not be included in the published materials. 

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Getting to San Francisco

As a major metropolitan area there are many options for traveling to San Francisco for Fall Meeting. San Francisco is served by two major airports which offer multiple U.S. and international flights daily, a train station, and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) public transportation system. Explore different travel options and directions for getting to the meeting.

Oakland International Airport (OAK) is 20 miles from downtown San Francisco and the Moscone Convention Center. OAK has service from 13 different airlines combined for 30 nonstop flights nationally and internationally.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the closest airport to San Francisco and the Moscone Convention Center. It is one of the 30 busiest airports in the country, with service from more than 45 airlines, national and international, and nonstop connections to more than 65 U.S. cities. 

If you’d rather travel to San Francisco on the ground, try taking the Amtrak train to Jack London Square in Oakland with a bus transfer to San Francisco.

Traveling by bus to and from San Francisco is easy with an array of options, including Megabus and Greyhound.

If you plan to drive to San Francisco with your own vehicle, the Moscone Center provides information on a number of nearby parking garages. Consider using Parking Panda, SpotHero, and ParkWhiz are parking reservation services to help you find a parking spot.

Travel discounts

United

AGU has again teamed up with United Airlines to offer you discounts on air travel to Fall Meeting. Discounts are applicable from 6 December through 16 December 2019. Visit the United website and enter ZH2X812752 in the Offer Code box and click on the yellow arrow button to view discounted fares. 

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

AGU has partnered with BART for 10 years to support our sustainability efforts in San Francisco. Taking BART’s all-electric rail trains from SFO or OAK airports keeps 20.2 lbs of carbon per round trip out of the air. BART is the fast, easy, low-cost way to get to downtown San Francisco in 30 minutes. Purchase a round trip $21 BART ticket voucher online and avoid lines to buy tickets at the SFO BART station. Purchase your BART ticket voucher, download the BART hotel map, or download our tip sheet on using BART during Fall Meeting.

Super Shuttle

Airport shuttle service is available from all servicing airports. AGU has teamed up with Super Shuttle for travel needs to and from various airports. Learn more about how to reserve and receive a 10 percent discount.

Contact AGU with any questions about travel discounts.

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Aurora borealis over the lake in the evening

Visa and international travel information

We recommend that international participants apply for visas three months prior to the meeting. Some consulates may have delays in scheduling visa interviews. We encourage you to first contact the consulate to determine the wait time for an interview. If you require a letter of invitation before submitting an abstract, you must request one via email. After submitting an abstract, you can automatically generate a letter of invitation through the abstract submission system.

U.S. Government requirement for Visa Waiver Program

Effective 20 January 2011, citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries will be unable to enter the United States without Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval from the U.S. Government. VWP travelers who have not obtained approval through ESTA will be denied boarding on any air carrier destined for the United States.


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Book your San Francisco housing today

Housing is now open! Book by November 15 through SPARGO, our official housing company, to receive the room rates below.
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Special Notice: Housing Companies

AGU does not sell your information. If you are contacted by any company other than SPARGO offering housing in San Francisco, please note that these companies are not authorized to represent AGU. They do not have access to officially contracted AGU Fall Meeting 2019 room blocks or rates.

In the past, unauthorized housing companies have also been calling members to book housing for the Fall Meeting 2019. AGU and its authorized vendors DO NOT call members to sell hotel rooms.

We encourage you to book through SPARGO, our official housing vendor, and report any unauthorized companies by emailing the AGU Housing Center.

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Housing in San Francisco

Housing is available until November 15 through SPARGO, our official housing company.

All rates are per night, in U.S. dollars, and exclude taxes; these are the starting prices. Hotels offering U.S. government per diem rates are indicated below with an asterisk (*); a valid U.S. government identification document is required at hotel check-in. Please note that the U.S. government rate is subject to change on 1 October. 

Hotel

Address

Nightly rates

Distance from Convention Center

Americania Hotel*

121 7th Street

$195

0.5 miles

Argonaut Hotel*

495 Jefferson Street

$245

1.9 miles

Axiom Hotel*

28 Cyril Magnin Street

$239

0.3 miles

Cartwright Hotel*

524 Sutter Street

$219

0.5 miles

Courtyard San Francisco Downtown*

299 2nd Street

$265

0.3 miles

Cova Hotel*

655 Ellis Street

$189

0.7 miles

Executive Hotel Vintage Court*

650 Bush Street

$219

0.5 miles

Fairmont San Francisco*

950 Mason Street

$269

0.7 miles

Galleria Park Hotel*

191 Sutter Street

$243

0.4 miles

Good Hotel  112 7th Street  $195  0.8 miles

Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square*

345 Stockton Street

$264

0.4 miles

Handlery Union Square Hotel

351 Geary Street

$216

0.4 miles

Harbor Court Hotel*

165 Stuart Street

$257

0.8 miles

Hilton San Francisco Financial District*

750 Kearny Street

$264

0.8 miles

Hilton San Francisco Union Square*

333 O'Farrell Street

$249

0.4 miles

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites* Fisherman's Wharf

555 North Point Street

$226

1.7 miles

Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf*

495 Beach Street

$201

1.9 miles

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway*

1500 Van Ness Avenue

$195

1.1 miles

Hotel Abri*

127 Ellis Street

$226

0.3 miles

Hotel Adagio, Autograph Collection

550 Geary Street

$259

0.5 miles

Hotel Carlton 1075 Sutter Street $209 1.3 miles
Hotel Caza 1300 Columbus Avenue $209 1.8 miles

Hotel Diva*

440 Geary Street

$215

0.5 miles

Hotel Fusion*

140 Ellis Street

$160

0.3 miles

Hotel G 386 Geary Street $222 0.7 miles

Hotel Nikko San Francisco

222 Mason Street

$252

0.3 miles

Hotel Triton*

342 Grant Avenue

$215

0.5 miles

Hotel Union Square*

114 Powell Street

$215

0.3 miles

Hotel Vertigo*

940 Sutter Street

$205

0.8 miles

Hotel Whitcomb*

1231 Market Street

$199

0.7 miles

Hotel Zelos San Francisco*

12 Fourth Street

$254

0.1 miles

Hotel Zephyr*

250 Beach Street

$239

1.7 miles

Hotel Zeppelin*

545 Post Street

$232

0.5 miles

Hotel Zetta*

55 5th Street

$258

0.2 miles

Hotel Zoe, Fisherman's Wharf*

425 North Point Street

$199

1.6 miles

The Huntington Hotel 1075 California Street $269.00 1.2 miles

Hyatt Regency Fisherman's Wharf*

555 North Point Street

$230

1.7 miles

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

5 Embarcadero Center

$258

0.8 miles

InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco*

999 California Street

$265

0.6 miles

InterContinental San Francisco*

888 Howard Street

$279

0.3 miles

JW Marriott Union Square*

500 Post Street

$294

0.5 miles

Kimpton Buchanan Hotel*

1800 Sutter Street

$223

1.5 miles

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel*

450 Powell Street

$223

0.5 miles

King George Hotel*

334 Mason Street

$252

0.4 miles

Le Meridien San Francisco

333 Battery Street

$302

1.0 miles

Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel*

609 Sutter Street

$245

0.4 miles

Marriott Union Square*

480 Sutter Street

$259

1.1 miles

Omni San Francisco Hotel

500 California Street

$295

0.7 miles

Orchard Garden Hotel*

466 Bush Street

$239

0.5 miles

Orchard Hotel*

665 Bush Street

$239

0.5 miles

Parc 55 by Hilton*

55 Cyril Magnin Street

$249

0.3 miles

Park Central Hotel San Francisco

50 3rd Street

$255

0.2 miles

Pickwick Hotel*

85 5th Street

$236

0.2 miles

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

780 Mission Street

$265

0.1 miles

Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel*

2500 Mason Street

$226

1.7 miles

Stanford Court San Francisco*

905 California Street - Nob Hill

$211

0.6 miles

Staypineapple, An Elegant Hotel 580 Geary Street $179 0.9 miles

The Marker San Francisco*

501 Geary Street

$219

0.5 miles

Tilden Hotel*

345 Taylor Street

$209

0.5 miles

Villa Florence Hotel*

225 Powell Street

$255

0.3 miles

W San Francisco

181 Third Street

$289

0.2 miles

Westin St. Francis

335 Powell Street

$259

0.4 miles


Cuisine

“There is this integrity and foundation that's already established in the Bay Area specifically for culinary innovation.” - Stuart Brioza, Michelin Star Chef

Whether you’re looking for the best locations for a vegetarian meal, vegan dishes, or craving seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco offers many delicious dining opportunities. Discover some of the most amazing international fare including Indian, Asian, and French.

View of Golden Gate bridge from rocky shoreline

Arts and culture

Pack your walking shoes and be prepared to make memories in San Francisco with your colleagues and family. The city offers a variety of arts and culture whether you’re interested in museums or other attractions. Visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). As one of the largest U.S.  museums of modern and contemporary art, SFMOMA hosts art by Frida Kahlo, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, and Julie Mehretu. The International Art Museum of America, located just minutes from the Moscone Center, hosts a diverse collection from ancient Chinese calligraphy and Impressionist European paintings to contemporary sculptures and paintings.

Or, try something different and ride a vintage streetcar through the city. You can visit the San Francisco Railway Museum for an intimate look into the city’s rail transit history and to see first-hand the  positive impacts streetcars and cable cars have made.

Aerial view of San Francisco buildings

Sustainability at the Moscone Center

The Moscone Center has long set the standard for U.S. convention centers in recycling and diverting material from the landfill. Nearly 2 million pounds is diverted annually, and 13 percent is donated to local non-profits. A composting program in the kitchen and across public areas contributes to sustainability efforts at Moscone. 

In addition, the Moscone Center sits in the heart of the city's urban area, with convenient access to local and regional mass transportation. It is also within walking distance of nearly 20,000 hotel rooms.

AGU will once again team up with BART, the local transportation system to provide attendee discounts to and from the airport, offering another way to reduce your local carbon footprint.

Among many accomplishments, the center has been awarded the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, State of California, Green Power Leadership Award, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy, and the Special Congressional Recognition, U.S. House of Representatives.

Street view of San Francisco trolly with buildings in background

Discounted activities

California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences is a renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring, explaining, and sustaining life on Earth. Based in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, it is home to a world-class aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum – all under one living roof. Plan your visit today with special ticket pricing for AGU!

  • Visit the ticket website, click “Click here to create a new password" and you will be prompted to log in or create a new password.
  • Apply sales code first (sales code will NOT work if not applied first). Sales Code: Tickets.
  • Login with your email and password.
  • You will now be redirected to the calendar listing; choose your date and ticket type.
  • On the cart where products are listed, you will see the TIS promo price types appear and be able to add them to your cart.
Exploratorium

A 30% discount offered
Step inside a tornado, turn upside down in a curved mirror, dance on a fog bridge, and explore more than 650 hands-on exhibits. You'll also find unique programs, discussions, and events; a café and restaurant; two stores (one with an Art-O-Mat machine); and more at the Exploratorium at Pier 15. Visit the Exploratorium with special AGU ticket pricing during the day Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or for adults-only (ages 18+) After Dark on Thursdays 6:00 –10:00 p.m.

 

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