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Fall Meeting 2020

"Shaping the Future of Science" from 7 – 11 December 2020 for concentrated content; 1 – 17 December to minimize scheduling conflicts

Join us for Fall Meeting 2020

AGU Fall Meeting will be online everywhere and remain the global convening meeting for the Earth and space sciences community. 

If science and health professionals tell us it is safe for groups to convene, AGU will host a regional gathering in San Francisco. Depending on where you're located (and if it's safe), you can create your own mini-#AGU20 watch party or hub. We'll offer guidance if that's of interest.

With more than 1,000 sessions as well as hours of networking and poster hall time, all of them will be scheduled to work for multiple time zones around the world. Content will also be live and on-demand so you can watch (or binge) at your convenience.

Fall Meeting sessions will include:

  • COVID-19, from lessons learned in Earth and space sciences to ideas for what to do to advance research when one can't be in the field or in the lab.
  • actions the Earth and space sciences should take to remove discrimination and eliminate racism to improve diversity and inclusion.
  • how to better communicate your science to policymakers, reporters, voters and other key audiences.

With all of this content, Fall Meeting will be concentrated 7-11 December. To minimize scheduling conflicts, we'll be extending events around the meeting from 1-17 December. 

We're testing a variety of technology to serve you and become the foundation for the future of AGU Fall Meetings. From now until Fall Meeting, we will offer numerous opportunities to help you learn how to use these new tools, including training sessions and open hours for "hands-on" demonstrations. 

There will be a registration fee that is about 50% less than the in-person rate and lower rates for graduate student and other groups. We assure you that the value that you have always experienced at Fall Meeting in-person will remain in our virtual version.

Abstract Submission Open: week of 22 June until 29 July 2020, 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT.

#AGU20 Fall Meeting Theme: Shaping the Future of Science

After celebrating our Centennial year, we turn our focus to the opportunities, discoveries and solutions that will shape future generations and society.

  • We envision a future where scientific discovery continues to be valued and celebrated for its role in advancing human knowledge.
  • We envision a future where knowledge of Earth and space sciences are used in collaboration with advances in natural, physical and social sciences, medicine and engineering.
  • We envision a future that will shape our science, culture and partnerships for the benefit and prosperity of people and the planet.

Join us at Fall Meeting to learn, collaborate, inspire and shape the future of science! 

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Virtual (mostly) & San Francisco (possibly)

If science and health professionals tell us it is safe for groups to convene, AGU will host a regional gathering in San Francisco. If we decide that's feasible, we will let you know by August.

Depending on where you're located (and if it's safe), you can create your own mini-#AGU20 watch party or hub. We'll offer guidance if that's of interest.

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Future Fall Meetings

Save the date and join us for our future Fall Meetings:

  • December 1-17, 2020 | Online Everywhere
  • December 13-17, 2021 | New Orleans
  • December 12-16, 2022 | Chicago
  • December 11-15, 2023 | San Francisco

 

Important dates

March 2020

Proposals for sessions, town halls and workshops open

Submit a Fall Meeting 2020 proposal

Proposal guidelines including Innovative Sessions, new for 2020, are now available.

23 April 2020

Deadline for session, town hall and workshop proposals

View current session submissions

View the Fall Meeting 2020 session viewer to see what others have submitted before proposing your own session.

week of 22 June 2020

Abstract submissions open

29 July 2020

Abstract submission deadline 11:59 p.m., ET

September 2020

Registration opens

October 2020

Scientific program released

1-17 December 2020

Fall Meeting

Join us online and maybe in San Francisco

Mark your calendar now for Fall Meeting 2020.

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