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UPDATE (June 11, 2020):

We are excited to announce that AGU20 will be mostly virtual. “Mostly” because if science and health professionals tell us it is safe for groups to convene, AGU would like to host a regional gathering in San Francisco. If we decide that is feasible, we will let you know by August. In addition, depending on where you’re located (and if it’s safe), you can create your own mini-AGU20 watch party or hub. We’ll share guidance if you’re interested in being a convener of one of these mini-AGU20 regional events.

No matter if we are 100% virtual or if regional gatherings are possible, AGU20 will remain the global convening meeting for the Earth and space sciences community. And this year, we will be able to engage the wider global community.

AGU20 will offer real-time sessions, networking and poster hall time that work for multiple time zones around the world. We will also offer recorded content so you can enjoy “on demand” or binge watch what others are sharing at any time.

We know that meeting fellow scientists and researchers are a major reason you attended Fall Meeting in the past and we’re going to make sure that remains a key feature this year. In fact, you may be able to meet even more people than you would have ever before by using some new tools that we’re testing out now.

This year’s theme is “Shaping the Future of Science.” We selected this theme in January 2020, but we couldn’t have imagined the events that have transpired over the last six months.

We have seen how the world’s trust and respect in science remains high. But we also know we have more work to do to be more inclusive and diverse.

Fall Meeting will offer sessions on:

  • 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.

Please read more here.

Fall Meeting is the largest gathering of Earth and space scientists in the world. Back in San Francisco after celebrating our Centennial, Fall Meeting 2020 aims to bring a diverse and relevant set of topics to help move Earth and space science forward.

It all starts with the innovative and dynamic session proposals from AGU’s community. Session submissions are open now. We encourage sessions with diverse groups of conveners who can work together to broaden participation. Visit our session submission guidelines to get started.

Important dates:

  • 23 April 2020: Extended deadline for session, town hall, and workshop proposals
  • June 2020: Abstract submissions open
  • 29 July 2020: Abstract submission deadline 11:59 p.m., ET