Schedule & Events

Session Formats

#AGU22 will offer session formats that foster and encourage discussion across the meeting.

Most sessions will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing by registered attendees; the recordings will be posted about 72 hours after the scheduled session and will be available through February 2023.

Keynotes & Plenaries

These featured sessions cover a diverse range of Earth and space science as well as overarching societal topics. World-renowned scientists and leaders will weave the theme "Science Leads the Future" into their remarks.

Note: Keynotes and plenaries will be live-streamed and available for on-demand viewing.

Named Lectures

These award lectures are curated by AGU sections to recognize distinguished scientists with proven leadership and discoveries in their fields of science. They showcase the breadth and depth of discovery and solution science spearheaded by AGU members.

  • Award lectures will be livestreamed and available for on-demand viewing.
  • Presenters and attendees can participate and ask questions in-person or online.

Union Session

These 90-minute sessions cover topics of broad interest that resonate with the entire Earth and space science community and include a mix of:

  • The sessions include a mix of:
    • panels
    • presentations
    • moderated Q&A discussions
  • Union sessions will be live-streamed and available for on-demand viewing. 
  • Presenters and attendees can participate and ask questions in-person or online.
  • Please note, conveners may also opt to accept contributed abstracts and convene a companion poster session.

Innovations

These sessions (also known as special sessions, panels, meetings-within-a-meeting or innovative sessions) focus on interdisciplinary topics and convergent science themes of interest to a broad audience.

  • Innovations may:
    • include a mix of in-person and online presentations.
    • have a creative format.
    • range in length from 90 minute or half- to full-day sessions.
  • Innovations will be live-streamed and available for on-demand viewing.
  • Presenters and attendees can participate and ask questions in-person or online.

Oral Session

These 90-minute general scientific sessions include talks and moderated Q&A discussions with presenters and the audience.

  • Oral sessions will be livestreamed and available for on-demand viewing.
  • Presenters and attendees can participate and ask questions in-person or online.

Poster Session

AGU22 will offer in-person and online poster options for presenters. Each day will feature two poster session blocks (morning and afternoon).

  • The first hour of each poster session block will be dedicated to poster visits, with no competing scientific programming.
  • Online-only discussion sessions also will be scheduled during the dedicated first hour of each poster session block.
    • Online-only discussion sessions will be livestreamed.
    • AGU also will offer monitors and/or viewing areas throughout the poster hall in Chicago to enable in-person attendees to engage with the online posters and presenters.

Town Hall

These 60-minute events are best for collecting feedback or raising awareness by focused interest groups such as government agencies, academic programs or special projects, with styles including:

  • presentations
  • roundtables
  • panel discussions.

Town halls can be:

  • in-person
  • online

Both in-person and online town halls will be recorded for on-demand viewing by meeting attendees. In-person town Halls will not be live-streamed.

  • Select online town halls will be held the week prior to AGU22.

Scientific Workshops

These sessions are free from the format constraints of traditional scientific sessions. The transdisciplinary-focused workshops range from half- to full-day sessions and provide a way to share knowledge and skills while promoting discussion and interaction.

  • Select online workshops will be held the week prior to AGU22.