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Fall Meeting 2019

Join us from 9 – 13 December 2019 in San Francisco and celebrate our Centennial.

Celebrate the past, inspire the future

As AGU marks its Centennial in 2019, we return to San Francisco, the home of the AGU Fall Meeting for more than 40 years. Join our diverse community at the newly renovated Moscone Center as we collaborate across borders and boundaries to explore and develop our research. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in Centennial presentations and special events that will bring to life the past, present and the future of our science.

Today we stand at the intersection of history and our future. Fall Meeting 2019 will prepare you for what’s ahead: rapid developments in our science, new approaches to observing our Earth and beyond, the introduction of new data streams, growing demand for accessible science, the expansion of convergent science, and more. AGU will celebrate our past and inspire the future by bringing together the people, the imagination, and the science that will ignite our next hundred years to make our planet safer, cleaner, and more sustainable. 

Make Fall Meeting 2019 your own!

Abstract submissions are now closed as of 12:00 a.m. on 1 August. Stay tuned for registration information and join us at Fall Meeting.

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Fall Meeting 2019

9 – 13 December 2019
Fall Meeting is the largest international Earth and space science meeting in the world. After two dynamic meetings in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., we return to the Moscone Center in San Francisco to celebrate the past and inspire the future during our Centennial.

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Important dates

  • 1

    Wednesday, 17 April 2019: Session, town hall and workshop proposals close at 11:59 p.m., ET.

  • 2
    April/early May 2019: Fall Meeting Program Committee contacts conveners for clarifications on sessions or requests to merge them. At least one convener must be available to respond to inquiries during this time.
  • 3
    Mid-June 2019: Session are accepted, and abstracts open for submission. Session conveners are able to contact invited authors.
  • 4
    Mid-July 2019: Town hall and workshop proposal notification letters are sent.
  • 5
    Wednesday, 31 July 2019: Abstract submissions close.
  • 6
    August 2019: Fall Meeting Program Committee allocates and schedules sessions. At least one convener for each session (an AGU member) must be available to discuss mergers of sessions.
  • 7
    Early October 2019: Authors are notified of the acceptance, format, and schedule of their abstracts. The official scientific program is made available.
  • 8
    October 2019 through AGU Fall Meeting: The final program is developed based upon withdrawals and presenter moves, if necessary.
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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

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Explore and discover scientific content from past Fall Meetings from 2014-2018, please use the search on our homepage. 
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Visa and international travel information

We recommend that international participants apply for visas three months prior to the meeting. Some consulates may have delays in scheduling visa interviews. We encourage you to first contact the consulate to determine the wait time for an interview. If you require a letter of invitation before submitting an abstract, you must request one via email. After submitting an abstract, you can automatically generate a letter of invitation through the abstract submission system.

U.S. Government requirement for Visa Waiver Program

Effective 20 January 2011, citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries will be unable to enter the United States without Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval from the U.S. Government. VWP travelers who have not obtained approval through ESTA will be denied boarding on any air carrier destined for the United States.


Presidential Forum Speaker: Dr. Mae C. Jemison

AGU is proud to host Dr. Mae C. Jemison as our Presidential Forum speaker at Fall Meeting 2019. Jemison, the first woman of color in the world to go into space, served six years as a NASA astronaut. Aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, STS-47 Spacelab J mission in September 1992, she performed experiments in material science, life sciences and human adaptation to weightlessness.

Dr. Mae C. Jemison leads 100 Year Starship (100YSS), a bold, far reaching nonprofit initiative to assure the capabilities exist for human travel beyond our solar system to another star within the next 100 years. Jemison is building a multi-faceted global community to foster the cultural, scientific, social and technical commitment, support and financial framework to accomplish the 100YSS vision-An Inclusive, Audacious Journey (that) Transforms Life Here on Earth and Beyond.

View her full bio.

Dr. Mae C. Jemison, Presidential Forum Speaker

Frontiers of Geophysics Lecture: Brent Tully

Fall Meeting 2019 will feature Brent Tully as the Frontiers in Geophysics Lecturer. Tully grew up in Vancouver, Canada, receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia and a doctorate in astronomy from the University of Maryland. He spent two postdoctoral years at Marseille Observatory, France, before joining the faculty at the University of Hawaii where he has remained for 44 years.

Cosmography was hardly a field when, with Richard Fisher in the 1970’s, the pair appreciated that huge numbers of dwarf galaxies with large Hydrogen gas reservoirs could be detected with emergent radio telescope. Over four decades, Tully has maintained research involving the mapping of galaxy positions and motions. The effort has evolved into the Cosmicflows program of successively larger and more precise releases of galaxy distances, deviations from cosmic expansion, and implied structure in the distribution of (mostly dark) matter.  This research has been recognized by several awards, most notably the Viktor Ambartsumian International Science Prize and the Gruber Cosmology Prize.

R. Brent Tully, Frontiers in Geophysics Lecturer, AGU Fall Meeting 2019