AGU’s Fall Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of Earth and space scientists. In 2013, the meeting boasted more than 22,000 attendees, more than 14,000 poster presentations, and more than 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 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU offered attendees such events as:

  • Workshops and Panels on topics including: scientists and engineers as educators, effective strategies for teaching diverse college students, 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
  • The 4th Annual Fun Run
  • An Ice Breaker Reception

AGU also built on several of its technologies in 2013 to improve the overall Fall Meeting experience. These included an improved mobile app, Virtual Options, remote poster presentations, and continuing the ePoster portal where authors could display electronic versions of their posters.  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 150 members of the media in attendance and 20 bloggers actively covering the meeting. Coverage of the Fall Meeting generated more than 4,400 press articles.