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First-Timer Field Guide

Welcome to Fall Meeting 2019!

You are here to learn, network, and grow, and this guide is designed to help you do just that. With can’t-miss experiences and key learning sessions, this field guide lays out everything you need to know on a daily basis. Event locations are at the Moscone Center along with several nearby hotels unless otherwise specified.

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Keep track of can't miss events throughout the meeting.


Weekly events


Check the Mobile App for times, Sharing Science Room, Moscone West, 2001A
Ever imagined your research as a piece of art? How about just being able to provide a visual abstract? Then Sketch Your Science at Fall Meeting 2019! Look for sketches on Twitter using #sketchyourscience, #AGU19, and #sharingscience.


8:00 AM–6:00 PM, Moscone South, Halls A–C
Explore the latest scientific discoveries and debate the findings with your colleagues. The Poster Hall is organized into scientific neighborhoods to make it easier for you to identify interdisciplinary connections and relevant posters.


8:00 AM–6:00 PM, Moscone South, outside Hall A
These interactive, digital exhibitions are dynamic new platforms for presenting scientific research. Come to learn about the latest Earth and space science trends while experiencing the future of science sharing.


8:00 AM–6:00 PM, Moscone South, 5-6
Network with scientists and career services professionals to hone your professional skill set. Get expert feedback to help you take the next step in your career. Bring your resume and CV. Stop by and pick up a schedule of workshop times and topics.


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Engage with data experts familiar with your scientific domain and learn skills and techniques to further your research.


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Special, multidisciplinary presentations that consist entirely of invited abstracts. These sessions are of benefit to attendees who have expansive interests beyond their own discipline.


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Make your voice heard as government agencies, academia, and interest groups gather to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the broader Earth and space community.


2:00–4:00 PM, Student and Early Career Scientist Lounge, Moscone South, 5-6, Tuesday –Thursday
How do you chase your passion for science and turn it into a successful career? Come listen to established professionals speak about the exciting, sometimes rocky paths that led them to their careers, all in the hope that they can inspire your own.


4:00–6:00 PM, Student and Early Career Scientist Lounge, Hall E, Monday –Thursday
Pop-up talks are exciting sessions organized entirely by students and early career scientists with presenters giving five-minute talks on a fascinating science topic aimed at a broad audience.


Moscone North, Hall F
Explore the latest products, services, and solutions from more than 300 exhibitors.
Monday 6:00–8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM–5:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM–5:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM–5:30 PM
Friday 9:30 AM–1:30 PM


Moscone North, Lower Level Lobby
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Learn more about your membership benefits, pick up new AGU100 merchandise, take part in a variety of Centennial activities, or check out one of the AGU Central stage presentations. Visit the photo booth and capture your own Centennial souvenir!

Centennial Central

A hub of discussions and activities around the future of science, Centennial Central will bustle throughout the week with scientific sessions featuring emerging and well-known scientists, showcase digital representations of science, offer multiple types of networking, and have an intimate presentation space to foster discussion. Each day will focus on a different area of Earth and space science.