AGU Activities and Events

Academic Showcase

Moscone South, Exhibit Hall, Lower Level

Monday, 15 December, 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

Tuesday-Thursday, 16-18 December, 9:30 A.M.–6:00 P.M.

Friday, 19 December, 9:30 A.M.–1:30 P.M.

The Academic Showcase is a dedicated section of the Exhibit Hall that provides academic institutions with an opportunity to meet prospective students and highlight academic offerings.

AGU Fun Run/Walk Booth

Moscone West, Lobby, Level 1

Sunday, 14 December, 10:00 A.M.–6:30 P.M.

Monday–Tuesday, 15-16 December, 7:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.

The Fun Run will begin at 7:00 AM on Wednesday, 17 December. Please arrive by 6:45 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, 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 and ending location (i.e., Pier 40).

AGU Gift Shop

Moscone West, Lobby, Level 2

Monday–Friday, 15-19 December, 8:00 AM–6:00 P.M.

Visit the AGU Gift Shop and stock up on gifts for the entire family!

AGU Marketplace

Moscone South,  Exhibit Hall, Lower Level

Monday, 15 December, 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

Tuesday–Thursday, 16-18 December, 9:30 A.M.–6:00 P.M.

Friday, 19 December, 9:30 A.M.–1:30 P.M.

  • Renew your AGU membership
  • Stock up on gifts for the entire family
  • Learn about AGU programs and services
  • Meet experts on social media, communicating science to a variety of audiences, and more

Career Center and Career Lounge

Moscone South, Lower Level, Room 101

Monday–Friday 15-19 December, 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 Geoscience Professional Showcase area.

Editors’ Resource Center

Moscone West, Alcove 2014

Monday–Thursday, 15-18 December, 7:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.

Friday, 19 December, 7:00 A.M.–1:00 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 Publications Division.

Exhibits

Moscone South, Exhibit Hall, Lower Level

Tuesday–Thursday, 16-18 December, 9:30 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
Friday, 9:30 A.M–1:30 P.M.

Honors Tribute Booth

Moscone West, Exhibit Hall, Level 1

Sunday, 14 December, 12:00 P.M.-6:30 P.M.

Monday-Tuesday, 15-16 December, 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Wednesday, 17 December, 7:30 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Thursday, 18 December, 12:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.

Services include distribution of Fellows lapel pins as well as general information about the 2014 Honors Tribute event, including honors banquet seating arrangements and tickets.

Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPA) Resource Center

Moscone South, Poster Hall

Moscone West, Poster Hall

Monday–Friday, 15-19 December, 8:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.

The OSPA Resource Center assists volunteer judges, liaisons, and coordinators to ensure that all students who signed up are evaluated and provided with presentation feedback.

Press Room

Moscone West, Room 3001A

Monday–Thursday, 15-18 December, 7:30 A.M.–6:30 P.M.

Friday, 19 December, 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 – Thursday, 15-18 December, 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.

Student Lounge

Moscone South, Lower Level, Room 101

Monday–Friday, 15-19 December, 8:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.

Come to the Student Lounge to take a break between sessions, network with other students, and meet your section or focus group’s student representative. Recharge your batteries, or your cell phone or laptop batteries. Various other activities and interactive meetings will be planned throughout the week. Also, don’t dine alone! Come to the Student Lounge at 5:30 P.M. Monday – Friday, 15-19 December, to meet fellow students and pick up menus and walking maps.

General Services

Business Center: Moscone Convention Center

Moscone West, Level 1

Moscone South, Lower Level

Monday–Friday, 15-19 December, 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 (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.

Child Care

Moscone South, Mezzanine, Rooms 236–238

Monday–Friday, 15-19 December, 7:30 A.M.–6:30 P.M.

AGU has teamed up with KiddieCorp again to provide childcare services during the entire week of the Fall Meeting. Registration Deadline: 14 November.

Coat Check

Moscone South  (MS) and Moscone West (MW) Lobbies

Monday, 15 December, 7:30 A.M.–6:30 P.M. (MW)

Monday, 15 December, 7:30 A.M.–8:00 P.M. (MS)

Tuesday–Friday, 16-19 December, 7:30 A.M.–6:30 P.M.

There is a charge of $2.00 USD for coats and $3.00 USD for luggage.

First Aid

Moscone West, Lobby, Level 1

Monday–Friday, 15-19 December, 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

Moscone South, Upper Lobby

Sunday, 14 December, 12:00 P.M.–6:30 P.M.

Monday–Tuesday, 15-16 December, 7:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.

Wednesday–Friday, 17-19 December, 7:30 A.M.–5:00 P.M.

General meeting information is available here. This central information center is accessible to anyone attempting to contact attendees or AGU staff. Lost and found items will be held here until the end of each day after which items will be taken to the Moscone Center security staff in Moscone South. Messages for attendees may be posted on message boards; individuals cannot be paged. Outside of registration hours, it is recommended that messages be left at the attendee’s hotel.

Internet Stations

Moscone South, Upper Lobby and Exhibit Hall, Lower Level

Moscone West, Levels 1, 2 and 3

Computers are available for attendees use. Please be mindful of your time when colleagues are waiting to use the internet.

Lost and Found

A 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 Central Security in Moscone West, Level 1.  The Moscone Security Control room can be contacted by dialing 4021 on a white courtesy phone. Detailed information on hours and location can be found under “Information Booth.”

Mothers’ Room

Moscone South, Room 218

Monday–Friday, 15-19 December, 7:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.

Private rooms have 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

10:00 A.M.–11:00 A.M.: Coffee and Soft Drinks

3:30 P.M.–4:30 P.M.: Coffee, Soft Drinks, and Beer

Special Needs

AGU staff will work with its vendors to provide reasonable support to anyone with special needs.  If you require special assistance during the meeting, contact the Information Booth in the Moscone South or West lobbies.

Wireless Internet and Help Desks

Moscone South, Halls A–C, Poster Hall

Moscone West, Lobby, Level 2

Monday–Friday, 15-19 December, 9:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.

Wireless Internet access is available throughout much of the Moscone Center.

Presenter Services

Poster Help

Moscone South, Exhibit Hall, Lower Level

Moscone West, Exhibit Hall, Level 1

Monday–Friday, 15-19 December,  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.

Poster Services–Copy Central

Moscone West, Lobby, Level 1

Sunday, 14 December, 12:00 P.M.–6:30 P.M.

Monday–Tuesday, 15-16 December, 7:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.

Wednesday–Friday, 17-19 December, 7:30 A.M.–5:00 P.M.

AGU has teamed with Copy Central to print posters for pickup at the Moscone Center. Attendees who submitted and paid via the Copy Central site may pick up their posters at the Poster Printing Services booth in the Lobby of Moscone West. Copy Central can also assist with on-site printing needs. Copy Central can accommodate rush orders in most circumstances, but to guarantee your poster will be ready in time for presentation please check the turnaround policy on their website.

Speaker Ready Room

Moscone West, Room 2001

Sunday, 14 December, 12:00 P.M.–6:30 P.M.

Monday, 15 December, 6:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

Tuesday–Thursday, 16-18 December, 7:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.

Friday, 19 December, 7:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M.

Moscone South, Mezzanine, Room 204

Tuesday, 16 December,  7:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

Wednesday-Thursday, 17-18 December, 7:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

Friday, 19 December, 7:00 A.M. -3:00 P.M.

Marriott Marquis (diagonally across from  Moscone West), Golden Gate C3

Sunday, 14 December, 12:00 P.M.-6:30 P.M.

Monday, 15 December, 6:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

Tuesday, 16 December, 7:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

ALL speakers are required to check into the Speaker Ready Room at least 24 hours before their presentation. Those presenting on Monday, 15 December, must check in on Sunday.

Registration Services

Guests

Registered attendees may also register a guest or spouse at a charge of $35. A guest is a spouse, friend, or adult child (18 years old and older) who is not working in a geophysical sciences–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, Exhibit Hall, Level 1

Sunday, 14 December, 12:00 P.M.–6:30 P.M.

Monday–Tuesday, 15-16 December, 7:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.

Wednesday–Friday, 17-19 December, 7:30 A.M.–5:00 P.M.

Staff will be available to assist with hotel reservations.

Meeting Services

Moscone West, Exhibit Hall, Level 1

Sunday, 14 December, 12:00 P.M.-6:30 P.M.

Monday, 15 December, 6:00 A.M.-7:30 P.M.

Tuesday, 16 December, 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Wednesday-Friday, 17-19 December, 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 and South Registration Hours:

Sunday, 14 December, 12:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.

Monday, 15 December, 6:00 A.M. -7:30 P.M.

Tuesday, 16 December, 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Wednesday – Friday, 17-19 December, 7:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Marriott Marquis (diagonally across from Moscone West) Registration Hours:

Sunday, 14 December, 12:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.

Monday, 15 December, 6:00 A.M.  – 7:30 P.M.

Tuesday, 16 December, 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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

Ribbon Pickup Counter

Moscone West, Exhibit Hall, Level 1

Sunday, 14 December, 12:00 P.M.- 6:30 P.M.

Monday, 15 December, 6:00 A.M.-7:30 P.M.

Tuesday, 16 December, 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Wednesday-Friday, 17-19 December, 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

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