AGU’s Fall Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of Earth and space scientists. In 2012, the meeting boasted more than 24,000 attendees, 15,000 poster presentations, and 7,000 oral presentations. In addition to the robust scientific program, the Fall Meeting offers a variety of different workshops, town halls, and social and networking events. From Section and Focus Group receptions to a Union-wide Fun Run, and from a lecture open to the public to Author and Editor Resource Centers, there was something for everyone!

During the 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU offered attendees such events as:

  • Workshops and Panels on topics including: communicating climate science, using video in science communication, communicating with Congress, navigating the NSF system, career advice, and resume writing and networking skills
  • An Honors Ceremony and Reception/Honors Banquet
  • Exploration Station
  • A Public Lecture on Curiosity Driven Mars Exploration
  • First-time Attendee Orientation
  • The 3nd Annual Fun Run
  • AGU Gives Back (a volunteer opportunity where participants planted trees in Golden Gate Park)
  • An Ice Breaker Reception

AGU also built on several of its technologies in 2012 designed to improve the overall Fall Meeting experience. These included an improved mobile app, increased Video on Demand offerings, and continuing the ePoster portal where authors could display electronic versions of their posters on the Fall Meeting Web site.  Nearly 2000 posters were uploaded! AGU also offered a Fall Meeting community site, which allowed attendees to interact and connect online.

The Fall Meeting generated copious news coverage, with more than 350 members of the media in attendance and more than 30 bloggers actively covering the meeting. Coverage of the Fall Meeting generated more than 3,200 press articles.

For full-length videos of selected sessions, visit the Video On Demand page, and AGU’s YouTube channel, where you can see videos including the climate communications panel, communicating with Congress and educator workshops. Photos from the 2012 Fall Meeting are also available on AGU’s Flickr page.