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Meeting Calendar
 11 Mar  Abstract Deadline
19:59 UT
 28 Apr  Housing Reservation Deadline
 21 May  Registration Deadline

Meeting Services

AGU Booth

CC, Level 1, Hall A
Wednesday - Thursday: 0930h - 1800h
Friday: 0930h - 1700h

Your headquarters for renewing your membership and journal subscriptions, purchasing books, learning about upcoming meetings, information on sections and focus groups, and much more.

Business Center

CC, Level 1, adjacent to Hall A
Tuesday - Friday: 0900h - 1700h

The Business Center's services and products include: computer and typewriter rental, printing, secretarial service, copying, fax transmission and receipt, package shipping, office products, and other services.

Coat Check

CC, Level 1 Lobby
Tuesday - Friday: 0730h - 1830h

There is a charge of $2.00 per checked item.

Donor Circle Lounge

CC, Level 2, Rooms 203 - 204
Tuesday - Friday: 0730h - 1830h

The Donor Circle Lounge offers a quiet atmosphere for Supporting Members and special AGU guests to start the morning, unwind in the afternoon, mingle, prepare for a presentation, and check e-mail.

E-Mail Center/Wireless Internet Access

Tuesday - Friday: 0830h - 1800h

E-mail stations and wireless internet access will be available in the Convention Center. E-mail stations will be located on Level 1, Hall A. Wireless internet access will be available in both the 2nd and 3rd floor foyers, as well as the poster area of the Exhibit Hall.


CC, Level 1, Hall A
Wednesday - Thursday: 0930h - 1800h
Friday: 0930h - 1700h

Facilities Desk

CC, Level 1, Hall A
Tuesday - Friday: 0830h - 1800h

Staff will be available to assist you with your poster location and other on-site needs. Push pins, tape, and scissors will be available for your use. Additional supplies may be available. However, if you have special needs for your poster presentation, we suggest you bring those supplies with you to the meeting. Presenters will also be able to place on-site orders for audio-visual equipment here.

First Aid

CC, Level 1, near Central Security

A registered EMT will be on-call during all meeting hours to provide basic first aid services and supply items such as bandages, acetaminophen, etc.

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Guests or spouses not attending the scientific sessions may register at the meeting at no charge. A guest is a spouse, friend, or adult child (18 years old and older) who is not working in a geophysical science-related occupation or field. A colleague or working associate in a related geophysical sciences field or studying geophysics in school may not register as a guest. Registered guests may only go to the Exhibits and attend and purchase tickets to social events at the advertised rates.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found will be located at the Message and Information Center. Detailed information on hours and location can be found under “Message and Information Booth.”

Media/Press Room

CC, Level 3, Rooms 301-302
Monday: 1430h - 1830h
Tuesday: 0700h - 1800h
Wednesday - Thursday: 0730h - 1800h
Friday: 0730h - 1400h

As part of Joint Assembly's goal to promote public understanding of Earth and space sciences, AGU operates a press room and holds press conferences at its meetings. Press releases and copies of journal articles about research being presented at the meeting are made available to reporters in the press room.

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Message and Information Booth

CC, Level 1, Hall A
Tuesday – Friday: 0830h – 1800h

This central information center is accessible to anyone trying to contact meeting attendees. Telephone messages will be posted on message boards. Incoming faxes should be sent to the fax number listed above. Faxes will be received and a message will be placed on the message boards for the recipient. Please check these boards regularly in case other attendees are trying to reach you. Individuals cannot be paged. Outside of registration hours it is recommended that messages be left at the attendee's hotel. Names and phone numbers of hotels are listed on the Housing & Travel page.

Poster Services

AGU has made arrangements with Canmark Printing Solutions Inc. to offer presenters the option of having their posters printed in Florida and available for pick-up at the Convention Center. The approximate cost for a 40” x 60” poster will be $50 – $60USD.

Please note that all orders must be pre-paid. Posters will be available for pick-up in the Coat Check area; ID is required when picking-up an order. Please note that Canmark needs at least 3 business days to fulfill each order.

Questions about poster printing orders can be addressed directly to Canmark at:

6519 N.W. 13th Court
Plantation, FL 33313
Phone: +1.954.791.0209
Fax: +1.800.759.6903

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CC, 2nd and 3rd Floor Foyers
Tuesday: 1030h - 1100h and 1530h - 1600h
CC, Level 1, Hall A
Wednesday - Friday: 1030h - 1100h and 1530h - 1600h

Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle bus service will be provided to and from the following hotels: Fort Lauderdale Grande Hotel & Yacht Club, Bahia Mar Beach Resort & Yachting Center, Best Western Oceanside Inn, Comfort Suites Airport & Cruise Port, Embassy Suites-Fort Lauderdale Hotel, and the Sheraton Yankee Clipper Hotel Fort Lauderdale.

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Speaker Ready Room

CC, Level 1, Room 122
Monday: 1430h - 1830h
Tuesday: 0700h - 1800h
Wednesday - Thursday: 0730h - 1800h
Friday: 0730h - 1500h

We strongly encourage speakers to check into the Speaker Ready Room to upload their presentation before giving their presentation. Checking in at the Speaker Ready Room is the most important step you will take to ensure your presentation is a success. Those presenting on Tuesday should check in on Monday when they register for the meeting.

Special Needs

If you have special needs, the AGU staff will work with its vendors to provide you reasonable support. Please contact Meetings staff prior to the conference at about any special assistance you may need during the Joint Assembly. During the meeting, contact an AGU staff person at the Facilities Desk in CC, Level 1, Hall A.


AGU will be presenting several lectures and scientific sessions by webcast on the Joint Assembly Web site. Real-time webcasts of several Joint Assembly plenary sessions will be available at Additionally, all lectures will be webcast on the AGU Web site at the conclusion of the Joint Assembly.