AGU Activities and Events

Academic Showcase

Moscone North, Exhibit Hall
Monday, 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Friday, 9:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.

The Academic Showcase is a dedicated section of the Exhibit Hall for academic institutions. It provides a valuable opportunity for interaction with prospective students and highlighting academic offerings.

AGU Fun Run/Walk Booth

Moscone West, Level 1
Sunday, 10:00 A.M.–6:30 P.M.
Monday–Tuesday, 8:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.

Visit the booth to register for the AGU Fun Run/Walk and to pick up your race T-shirt. The race will begin at 6:30 A.M. on  Wednesday, 11 December. Please arrive by 6:15 A.M. at the starting line to receive course instructions. The race starts and finishes at South Beach Harbor at Pier 40, the intersection of The Embarcadero and Townsend Street, which is next door to AT&T Park. This location is within walking distance of most AGU Fall Meeting hotels.  For information on public transportation to the race, go to 511.org and enter your starting location and ending location (i.e., Pier 40).

AGU Gift Shop

Moscone West, Level 2
Monday-Thursday, 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Friday, 9:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.

Stop by the AGU Gift Shop and stock up on AGU merchandise for friends, family, and yourself!

AGU Marketplace

Moscone North, Exhibit Hall
Monday, 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Friday, 9:30 A.M.–1:30 P.M.

  • Renew your membership
  • Update your member profile
  • Attend interactive presentations

Donor Lounges

Moscone South, Mezzanine, Room 250-262
Moscone West, Alcove 2018
Monday-Friday, 7:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

The South Donor Lounge offers a quiet atmosphere for AGU donors to start the morning, relax between sessions, and check e-mail.

The West Donor Lounge welcomes AGU benefactors and donors and 2013 Fellows, Medalists, and Awardees to start the morning, relax between sessions, and check e-mail.

Editor’s Resource Center

Moscone West, Alcove 2014
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Friday, 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

The Editors’ Resource Center serves as the Fall Meeting on-site info hub where AGU Editors and Associate Editors (AEs) may relax, get a cup of coffee, catch up on e-mail, or hold informal meetings. While there, Editors and AEs will experience an environment conducive to collaboration with their counterparts on other AGU journals. It is also where they can share approaches to various editorial challenges and develop new collegial relationships. Internet/Wi-Fi connection, a computer, and a printer will be available.

Staff will be on hand to assist Editors and AEs with questions or problems and provide information about upcoming editor searches, developments in the AGU journal publishing process, and news about the HQ Publications Division.

Exhibits

Moscone North, Exhibit Hall
Monday, 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Friday, 9:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.

Honors Tribute Booth

Moscone West, Level 1
Sunday, 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Monday, 7:00 A.M.-7:30 P.M.
Tuesday, 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Wednesday, 7:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Thursday, 12:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.

Services include distribution of Fellows lapel pins as well as general information about the 2013 Honors Tribute event, including honors banquet seating arrangements and tickets.

Press Room

Moscone West, Room 3001A
Monday–Thursday, 7:30 A.M.–6:30 P.M.
Friday, 7:30 A.M.–2:00 P.M.

To promote public understanding of Earth and space sciences, AGU operates a press room and holds press conferences as part of this international meeting. Press conferences are held in the Press Conference Room (Moscone West, Room 3000), Monday through Thursday, 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. Press releases and other materials about newsworthy research presented at the meeting are made available to reporters online, as well as in the Press Room.

General Services

Business Centers: Moscone Convention Center

Moscone West, Main Lobby
Moscone South, Lower Lobby
Moscone North, Lower Level
Monday–Friday, 8:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.

The Business Center’s services and products include computer rental, printing, copying, fax transmission and receipt, package shipping, office products, and more.

Business Center: Marriott Marquis

55 Fourth Street (located diagonally across from Moscone West)
Daily, 7:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.

The Business Center’s services and products include computer rental, printing, copying, fax transmission and receipt, package shipping, office products, and more.

Career Center and Career Lounge

Moscone South, Poster Hall, Rooms 105-106
Monday–Friday, 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Visit the Career Center to find out about job opportunities, hear from employers about working at their organizations, and introduce yourself to representatives in the Geosciences Professional Showcase area.

Child Care

Moscone South, Mezzanine, Rooms 236–238
Monday–Friday, 7:30 A.M.–6:30 P.M.

KiddieCorp provides a professional children’s program at the meeting; registration is now open. Fees are $10 per hour per child for children ages 6 months through 12 years and $12 per hour per child for children under 6 months. Children must be registered for a minimum of two (2) consecutive hours per child per day. A Mothers’ Room is also available; see Mother’s Room below for details. For more information, please contact KiddieCorp by phone at +1.858.455.1718. Advanced registration deadline is 8 November. Child care services are a contractual agreement between each individual and the child care company. AGU assumes no responsibility for the services rendered.

Coat Check

Moscone North (MN), Moscone South (MS), and Moscone West (MW) Lobbies
Monday-Friday, 7:30 A.M.-6:30 P.M.

Note: Hours of operation for coat check in Moscone North will be extended on Monday until 8:30 P.M. due to the Icebreaker and Wednesday until 9:00 P.M. due to the Honors Ceremony.
There is a charge of $3.00 USD for coats and $3.00 USD for luggage.

First Aid

Moscone West, Lobby, Level 1
Monday–Friday, 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

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

General Information Booth

Moscone West, Lobby, Level 1
Moscone South, Upper Lobby
Sunday: 10:00 A.M.- 6:30 P.M.
Monday: 6:00 A.M.- 7:30 P.M.
Tuesday: 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Thursday: 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Friday, 7:30 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.

General meeting information is available here. Staff cannot contact attendees; thus, it is recommended that messages be left at the attendee’s hotel.  Names and phone numbers of hotels are listed in the program book. Lost and found items will be held here until the end of each day after which items will be taken to Moscone Center security staff.

Internet Stations

Moscone North, Concourse Level
Moscone South, Upper Lobby and Poster Hall
Moscone West, Levels 2 and 3

Lost and Found

Lost and Found will be located at the General Information Booths during session hours.  At the end of each day, articles will be brought to Moscone Center security staff.  The Moscone Security Control room can be contacted by dialing 4021 on a white courtesy phone in the convention center.

Mothers’ Room

Moscone South, Mezzanine, Room 218
Monday–Friday, 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

A private room has been set aside near Child Care. A refrigerator is available in the Child Care room (Moscone South, Mezzanine, Rooms 236-238).

Refreshments

Moscone South, Poster Hall and Esplanade
Moscone West, Levels 2 and 3
Moscone North, Exhibit Hall (Tuesday–Thursday, and Friday morning)
10:00 A.M.–11:00 A.M.: Coffee/Tea, Soft Drinks
3:30 P.M.-4:30 P.M. Coffee/Tea, Soft Drinks, and Beer

Student Lounge

Moscone South, Poster Hall, Room 101
Monday–Friday, 8:00 A.M–6:00 P.M.

All students are welcome to come meet their student representatives, network, and take a break.  Students are welcome to gather at the end of the day to meet dining companions.

Special Needs

AGU staff will work with our vendors to provide reasonable support to anyone with special needs. It is highly recommended that you contact AGU in advance of the meeting with requests. If you require assistance during the meeting, contact the General Information Booth in Moscone South or West lobbies.

Presenter Services

Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPA) Resource Center

Moscone South, Poster Hall, Room 101
Monday-Friday, 7:45 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

Section and focus group OSPA coordinators and judges may visit the booth for assistance and relevant materials.

Poster Help

Moscone South, Poster Hall
Monday–Friday, 7:30 A.M.–6:00 P.M.

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. 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.

Poster Printing Services – Copy Central

Moscone South, Upper Lobby
Sunday, 10:00 A.M.-6:30 P.M.
Monday–Tuesday, 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Wednesday-Friday, 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

AGU has teamed with a new vendor, Copy Central, to print posters for pickup at the Moscone Center. Click here to submit your poster for printing. Attendees who submitted and paid through the Copy Central site may pick up their posters at the Poster Printing Services booth in the Upper Lobby of Moscone South. Copy Central can also assist with on-site printing needs. At least 48 hours are needed for on-site orders.

Speaker Ready Room

Moscone West, Room 2001
Moscone South, Mezzanine, Room 204
Sunday: 10:00 A.M.-6:30 P.M.
Monday: 6:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Tuesday: 7:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 7:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Thursday: 7:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Friday, 7:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

ALL speakers are required to check into the Speaker Ready Room at least 24 hours before their presentation. Those presenting on Monday, 9 December, must check in on Sunday, 8 December.

Registration Services

Guests

Registered attendees may also register a guest or spouse at a charge of $35 before 8 November and $50 after 8 November. 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 associate working in a related geophysical sciences field or studying geophysics in school may not register as a guest.  Registered guests may not attend the scientific sessions; however, they may visit the Exhibit Hall and attend and purchase tickets to social events at the advertised rates.

Housing

Moscone West, Level 1
Sunday: 10:00 A.M.- 6:30 P.M.
Monday: 6:00 A.M.- 7:30 P.M.
Tuesday: 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Thursday: 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Friday, 7:30 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.

Staff will be available to assist with hotel reservations.

Meeting Services

Moscone West, Level 1
Moscone South, Upper Lobby

Sunday: 10:00 A.M.- 6:30 P.M.
Monday: 6:00 A.M.- 7:30 P.M.
Tuesday: 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Thursday: 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Friday, 7:30 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions related to the registration process.

Registration

Moscone West, Level 1, and Moscone North, Lobby

Sunday: 10:00 A.M.- 6:30 P.M.
Monday: 6:00 A.M.- 7:30 P.M.
Tuesday: 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Thursday: 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Friday, 7:30 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.

The main registration center will be located in Moscone West. Attendees who register by 8 November 2013 and reside in the USA will receive pre-mailed name badges; Badge holder pick-up stations for pre-mailed badges will be located in Moscone West, Moscone North, and at the Marriott Marquis (located at 55 Fourth Street diagonally across from Moscone West). Attendees who registered after 8 November or do not reside in the USA may still visit Moscone West and North to complete the registration process and receive badge materials.

All attendees must register and wear their conference badge while attending all Fall Meeting functions.

Ribbon Pickup

Moscone West, Level 1, and Moscone North, Lobby

Sunday: 10:00 A.M.- 6:30 P.M.
Monday: 6:00 A.M.- 7:30 P.M.
Tuesday: 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Thursday: 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Friday, 7:30 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.

This booth services attendees who are eligible to receive AGU ribbons.