Thinking about attending the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting? As the largest gathering of Earth and space scientists in the world, the AGU Fall Meeting attracts more than 20,000 researchers, scientists, policy makers, members of the press, and other leaders in the geoscience community. Here are the top five reasons not to miss this annual meeting.
5. Advance Your Career
Boasting 26 career-related events, the AGU Fall Meeting can help advance your career and increase your worth to potential employers. The AGU Career Center sponsors career guidance workshops, career counseling sessions, and networking opportunities, in addition to interview booths where you can meet recruiters and employers. The Fall Meeting also offers communication and education workshops that will equip you with the right skills to excel in your profession and better communicate your science.
4. Network With Your Peers
AGU’s Fall Meeting offers unlimited opportunities to network with your colleagues from diverse backgrounds and regions. Kick off the Fall Meeting with your peers at the opening ice breaker reception and connect with people who specialize in your field during AGU section and focus group events and daily networking breaks.
3. Discover New and Cutting-Edge Research
Gain insights about the latest science and enhance your knowledge beyond your scientific field of interest. Each year AGU’s Fall Meeting has a robust scientific program, with more than 20,000 presentations spanning the geophysical sciences. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged through SWIRLs, a new path that links and organizes select sessions from the scientific program into cross-disciplinary themes.
2. Unparalleled Visibility for Your Science
AGU Fall Meeting draws both luminaries in their fields and up-and-coming talent. With participants ranging from students to academics to policy makers, there are plenty of opportunities to seek out funding for new research and get quality feedback before publishing your research in a peer-reviewed journal. More than 250 members of the press attended the 2012 Fall Meeting, resulting in more than 5,000 print, radio, TV, and online news stories about the research showcased during the week.
1. The Best Value
AGU also encourages you to bring your whole family! Located in vibrant and convenient San Francisco, Calif., the AGU Fall Meeting offers family-friendly activities and on-site child care. Stop by the AGU Fall Meeting Exploration Station, a free family science event where kids learn about Earth and space science through hands-on activities. Don’t forget to visit the AGU Fall Meeting Exhibit Hall, with more than 400 exhibitors showcasing new technologies and other products of interest.