Schedule & Events

Ticketed Events

#AGU22 is a well-orchestrated event with deadlines set in advance to ensure everyone is able to enjoy a fantastic scientific meeting. Ticketed events may be purchased through 2 November. No tickets will be sold onsite.

How to Register

Ticketed events can be added while in the process of registering for the meeting. To add events to a completed registration, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to register.
  2. Click the “ADD SESSION/EVENTS” button from the dashboard. This will bring you to the Events Page.
  3. Select your preferred event. When you are finished making your selections press the “Next” button at the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the Review and Check Out Page.
  4. From here, select "Pay Now" and add your payment.

Cancellation

Ticketed events received by 14 November will receive a complete refund. No refunds will be issued for cancelled event registrations after 14 November.

Health & Safety

If you feel sick, please stay home. Take your temperature and self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms before coming.

Field Trips

Fall Meeting 2022 includes a number of in-person field trips that will highlight the local geology, ecological system, and scientific institutions of Chicago, Illinois.

Shuttle buses will be departing at the Transportation Hub, South Building, Foyer of the 100 Level Rooms of the McCormick Place Convention Center. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the departure time.

Field Trip Options

$120 USD | 30 Capacity

In 1889 Wright completed the construction of a small two-story residence in Oak Park on the Western edges of Chicago. The building was the first over which Wright exerted complete artistic control. Designed as a home for his family, the Oak Park residence was a site of experimentation for the young architect during the twenty-year period he lived there. Wright revised the design of the building multiple times, continually refining ideas that would shape his work for decades to come.

Guests will enjoy a guided tour of Wright's Home and explore the Studio where the first uniquely American architecture - the Prairie style - was created.

  • Tuesday, 13 December| 8:30AM-11:30AM
  • Wednesday, 14 December | 8:30AM-11:30AM
  • Friday, 16 December | 8:30AM-11:30AM
$85 | 50 Capacity

The tour will start with the SkyDeck Ledge experience. Here you will have the opportunity to step outside the third tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. At 1,353 feet in the air, the Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the Skydeck.

After the SkyDeck experience you will enjoy an on and off motorcoach tour experience of the best of Chicago! It is impossible to visit ALL the wonderful sights in Chicago; but guests can see major new, exciting, and unique additions on an all-encompassing tour covering the city's major features in the downtown area, north and south sides. They will see Chicago’s vistas from major parks, including Grant, Lincoln and impressive Millennium Park.

Chicagoans take great pride in the city's major contribution to world architecture. In the place where it all began in the 1880s, guests will learn how modern styles evolved and produced the ever-increasing panorama of bewildering structures, and experience first-hand why multitudes acclaim Chicago as "an outdoor museum of architecture."

  • Wednesday, 14 December | 1:00PM-4:00PM
$115 | 30 Capacity

Enjoy the afternoon on and off motorcoach tour experience of the best of Chicago! It is impossible to visit ALL the wonderful sights in Chicago; but guests can see major new, exciting, and unique additions on an all-encompassing tour covering the city's major features in the downtown area, north and south sides. They will see Chicago’s vistas from major parks, including Grant, Lincoln and impressive Millennium Park.

Chicagoans take great pride in the city's major contribution to world architecture. In the place where it all began in the 1880s, guests will learn how modern styles evolved and produced the ever-increasing panorama of bewildering structures, and experience first-hand why multitudes acclaim Chicago as "an outdoor museum of architecture."

  • Thursday, 15 December | 8:30AM-11:00AM
$110 | 30 Capacity

Experience a colorful side of Chicago history with this Gangsters Tour. With a historian as your guide, you’ll step back to the roaring 20’s, when the Chicago Loop was a hub for bootleggers, speakeasies, and gangsters like the infamous Al Capone. Visit onetime gangster hangouts and haunted sites like the Palmer House, Congress Hotel, and Death Alley. Experience the dark past of one of Chicago’s most frequented areas, the Loop Historian guide with expert knowledge of city history Learn the true tales behind Chicago’s gangster past.

  • Thursday, 15 December | 4:00PM-7:00PM
$30 | 25 Capacity

While yoga and goats may not make a lot of sense at first glance, we have found that this experience has helped a lot of people suffering from anxiety, depression, and stress brought on by our daily lives. The class is based on the belief that mental and physical health are interrelated and should be experienced together. Goats have a magical presence about them that brings about joy and laughter. They have a special way of connecting with humans, and yoga just makes it that much more fun. Yoga coupled with the interaction with these special animals brings on a sense of calm and our guests leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.

All our classes include 30 minutes of beginner style yoga taught by a certified yoga instructor as well as 30 minutes of free time where you'll pet the goats, take photos and relax in the event space. Don't be mistaken, our team of goats are with you for the duration of the event wandering freely between participants looking for a back to scratch, cuddles, or a warm mat to rest. While practicing a standing pose, you may find a goat friend weaving in and out of your legs or cozying up to you on your mat during a seated pose.  You don't need to be a yogi to practice goat yoga either.  Most of our guests are new to yoga! Don’t miss out on this one of a kind experience!

  • Thursday, 15 December | 7:00AM-7:45AM
  • Thursday, 15 December | 8:30AM-9:15AM
$30 | 30 Capacity

The Urban Farm is a green oasis in the middle of a bustling city. Join Paxton Suggs the new Director at the Urban Farm to hear about how they cultivate an engaged community in education and employment through access to fresh, local, and sustainable produce.

Education is the foundation of the Urban Farm program which has partnered with After School Matters for onsite engagement developing job skills. They also have created internship programs for young adults to overcome systemic barriers gaining transferable skills and confidence for their next job.

  • Tuesday, 13 December | 1:00PM-3:00PM
Complimentary | 25 Capacity

Learn firsthand the inner workings of McCormick Place and their commitment to Sustainability through catering and infrastructure.

  • Friday, 16 December | 9:00am – 11:00am
$50 | 40 Capacity

Voted Chicago Reader Magazine's 2021 Best Chicago Tiktok account and Best Chicago Twitter account, Shermann “Dilla” Thomas is a public historian who is changing the game.

In addition to serving as an AGU Fall Meeting keynote speaker, Dilla, as he is affectionately called, is a fascinating blend of modern historian, cultural worker, and public employee. Dilla’s tour company, Chicago Mahogany, LLC is dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the rich history and culture of the city of Chicago. On the Bronzeville Tour you will visit sites like the birthplace of Black History Month, the Eighth Infantry Armory, and the Supreme Liberty Life Insurance Building. Gain a better perspective of the historic south side and learn how it changed the world. From the first open-heart surgery, to Ida B. Wells-Barnett mansion, there is a ton of history to be seen. And we can't forget Pilgrim Baptist Church, which is considered the birthplace of gospel music.

  • Tuesday, 13 December | 10:00am-12:00pm

Scientific Workshops

Scientific Workshops are a great way to advance your science while getting to know your fellow scientists in small group settings.

Workshops are open to all AGU Fall Meeting attendees and range between half-day or full-day sessions. Each workshop carries an additional registration fee, with separate rates for students.

Online Only Workshops

  • SCIWS1: Applying Earth Observation data for research and applications in sustainable development
  • SCIWS2: Comprehensive evaluation of Earth System Models: Coordinated Model Evaluations Capabilities (CMEC)
  • SCIWS3: Python for Remote Sensing: Analysis, Visualization, and Workflow for Earth Scientists
  • SCIWS4: Jupyter Notebooks for Accessing Ocean Data
  • SCIWS5: Reaching Diverse Audiences in Your Science Communications
  • SCIWS6: Teaching Quantitative Reasoning Using Data: Project EDDIE
  • SCIWS8: Establishing Collaborative Partnerships for Equity and Justice

Hybrid Workshops

  • SCIWS9: Applying Dynamic World for Land Cover Understanding in Google Earth Engine
  • SCIWS10: Science and Society: Engaging Across Scales—How Students and Early Career Scientists Are Bridging the Gap Between Science and Society
  • SCIWS11: Time series and random fields in hydroclimatology: Analysis and generation
  • SCIWS13: Cyber Training for FAIR Science in Climate and Water
  • SCIWS14: Virtual Deep Seismic Sounding Made Easy
  • SCIWS15: Machine learning for small, uncertain, and sparse data sets
  • SCIWS17: Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC) Workshop: Running the Unified Forecast System (UFS) Short Range Weather Application in the Cloud
  • SCIWS18: Ethics During Field Work and Sample Collection
  • SCIWS19: Studying forest structure from space: An introduction to GEDI lidar data pre-processing and analysis in ecological applications
  • SCIWS20: Exploring the "So What" of Community Science
  • SCIWS22: Establishing Meaningful Relationships Between Policymakers and Academics
  • SCIWS23: Building Better Broader Impacts
  • SCIWS24: Proposal Writing Workshop: Using NASA ROSES as an Example
  • SCIWS25: Weather Chimes | Open IoT Sensor Platform for Data Visualization, Sonification, and STEAM Education
  • SCIWS26: Porting Machine Learning and Modeling from a Laptop to a Supercomputer
  • SCIWS27: Fiber Optic Sensing in the Earth Sciences: Timelapse modeling strategies for soil moisture, geomorphic transport, tidal processes, polar processes, and oceanography.
  • SCIWS28: Geoscience Careers Beyond Academia: Identifying Pathways, Skills, and Role Models with GROW
  • SCIWS29: Introducing the Community Earth System Model (CESM2) via an Interactive Hands-On Tutorial
  • SCIWS30: Large-scale Geospatial Data Analysis and Visualization in R
  • SCIWS31: Harnessing the Power of Color to Access, Explore and Communicate Data

Special Events

Honors Ceremony & Banquet

The AGU Honors Program recognizes both the brightest innovators in science and those who work tirelessly to communicate the importance of their work. Join us as we celebrate your fellow colleagues. Honorees are asked to dress in black-tie; guests are asked to dress in business attire.

Honors Ceremony

Open to the Public
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
McCormick Place Convention Center
South Building – Grand Ballroom 

Honors Banquet

$100.00 regular | $35.00 students
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
8:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Marriott Marquis
Level 2 – Great Lakes Ballroom

Section Events

AGU 22 section events and receptions provide opportunities for affiliates to gather, network, and chat in-person.

Section Receptions & Gatherings

AGU encourages section members to attend their primary scientific affiliation reception and gathering. All section receptions and gatherings will be held Tuesday, 13 December between 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM at the Marriott Marquis and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Details can be found in the mobile app (coming soon).

  • Atmospheric and Space Electricity Reception and Section Gathering
  • Atmospheric Sciences Reception and Section Gathering
  • Biogeosciences Reception and Section Gathering
  • Cryosphere Reception
  • Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Reception and Section Gathering
  • Earth and Space Science Informatics Reception and Section Gathering
  • Education Reception and Section Gathering
  • Geodesy Reception and Section Gathering
  • GeoHealth Reception and Section Gathering
  • Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism, and Electromagnetism Reception and Section Gathering
  • Global Environmental Change Reception and Section Gathering
  • Hydrology Reception and Section Gathering
  • Mineral and Rock Physics and Study of the Earth's Deep Interior Reception and Section Gathering
  • Natural Hazards Reception and Section Gathering
  • Near-Surface Geophysics Reception and Section Gathering
  • Nonlinear Geophysics Reception and Section Gathering
  • Ocean Sciences Reception and Section Gathering
  • Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Reception and Section Gathering
  • Planetary Sciences Reception
  • Seismology and Tectonophysics Reception and Section Gathering
  • Space Physics and Aeronomy Reception and Section Gathering
  • Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology Reception and Section Gathering

Early Career & Student Networking Events

Early Career and Student Networking events will take place throughout AGU22.  See location details in the mobile app (coming soon).

$10.00 regular | $5.00 students

Atmospheric and Space Electricity Student and Early Career Luncheon
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Atmospheric Sciences Early Career and Student Networking Event

$15.00
Sunday, 11 December 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Earth and Space Science Informatics Student and Early Career Networking Event

$20.00 regular | $10.00 students
Thursday, 15 December 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism, and Electromagnetism Student and Early Career Mixer

$5.00
Sunday, 11 December 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Hydrology, GEC, NSG Early Career & Student Trivia Night (Joint Networking Event)

$20.00 regular | $5.00 students
Monday, 12 December 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Seismology EarthScope/SCEC Mentoring Luncheon for Early-Career scientists

$10.00 regular | $5.00 students
Thursday, 15 December 2022
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Space Physics and Aeronomy Student and Early Career Mixer

$15.00 regular | $5.00 students
Monday, 12 December 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Student & Early Career Scientist Conference Virtual Networking Kickoff

COMPLIMENTARY
Thursday, 8 December 2022
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Student & Early Career Scientist Conference Welcoming Event

$30.00
Sunday, 11 December 2022
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Other Section Events

See details for other section events in the mobile app (coming soon).

Earth’s Interior Planetary Sciences Trivia Night

$20.00 regular | $10.00 students
12 December 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

EPSP Speed Networking Event

$10.00
15 December 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Planetary Sciences Mentoring Event

COMPLIMENTARY – Ticket Required
12 December 2022
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Science and Society Section Luncheon and Business Meeting

$15.00 regular | $5.00 students
13 December 2022
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM