San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge with colorful sky

Fall Meeting 2020

Join us from 7 – 11 December 2020 in San Francisco

Join us for Fall Meeting 2020

Fall Meeting is the largest gathering of Earth and space scientists in the world. We are working to prepare for three possible scenarios for Fall Meeting sessions, keynotes and networking:

1.     As usual, with a mix of virtual and in-person in San Francisco, CA;
2.     Heavier on virtual with some in-person in San Francisco, CA; and
3.     100% virtual.

Every message about Fall Meeting won’t start with COVID-19, but please know that it’s always at the forefront of our minds. All of us are facing the same attempts to balance work, personal and everything in between. At this point, we still have plenty of time to develop these options and decide which is necessary or most appropriate.

We assure you that Fall Meeting 2020 will continue to bring a diverse and relevant set of topics to help move Earth and space science forward.

Fall Meeting 2020

7 – 11 December 2020
Fall Meeting is the largest international Earth and space science meeting in the world. After last year's Centennial celebration, we return to the Moscone Center in San Francisco to look towards AGU's next 100 years of advancing the future of science.

Meeting attendees gather to view rows of posters in the Poster Hall

About San Francisco

Fall Meeting will be held at San Francisco’s newly renovated Moscone Convention Center. San Francisco is famous for scenic beauty, cultural attractions, diverse communities, and world-class cuisine. Its landmarks include the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Chinatown, Union Square, North Beach, the Castro district, and Mission Dolores.

View of Golden Gate bridge from rocky shoreline

Future Fall Meetings

Save the date and join us for our future fall meetings:

  • December 7-11, 2020 | San Francisco
  • 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.

June 2020

Abstract submissions open

29 July 2020

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

August 2020

Housing and registration open

October 2020

Scientific program released

7-11 December 2020

Fall Meeting

Join us in San Francisco

Mark your calendar now for Fall Meeting 2020.

Search science from past meetings

Explore and discover scientific content from past Fall Meetings from 2014-2018, please use the search on our homepage. 
Search now