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AGU Activities and Events

Academic Showcase

Moscone North, Hall D
Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30 am-6:00 pm
Friday, 9:30 am-1:30 pm

AGU Gift Shop

Moscone West, Level 2
Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Friday, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

AGU Marketplace

Moscone North, Exhibit Hall
Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30 am–6:00 pm
Friday, 9:30 am–1:30 pm

  • Renew your membership
  • Update your member profile
  • Purchase AGU books and merchandise at a special meeting discount
  • Attend interactive presentations

Donor Lounges

Moscone South, Room 250-262
Moscone West, Room 2018
Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-6:00pm

  • South Donor Lounge: The South Donor Lounge offers a quiet atmosphere for AGU donors of $120 or more in the last year to start the morning, relax between sessions, and check e-mail.
  • West Donor Lounge: The West Donor Lounge welcomes AGU benefactors and donors of $120 or more in the last year, as well as 2012 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 am-6:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am-12:00 pm

The Editors’ Resource Center serves as the Fall Meeting on-site info hub where AGU Editors and Associate Editors 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 with individual journal publishing statistics for their formal editorial board meetings. They will assist Editors and AEs with any questions or problems and provide information about upcoming editor searches, developments in the AGU journal publishing process, and news about the HQ Publications Division.


Moscone North, Exhibit Hall
Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30 am-6:00 pm
Friday, 9:30 am-1:30 pm

Honors Tribute Booth

Moscone South, near Registration
Monday–Tuesday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday, 8:00 am–3:00 pm
Thursday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Services include general information about the 2012 Honors Tribute events, honors banquet seating, and tickets.

Press Room

Moscone West, Room 3001A
Monday–Thursday, 7:30 am–6:30 pm
Friday, 7:30 am–2:00 pm

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 Moscone West, Room 3000, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am–6:00 pm. Press releases about research presented at the meeting are made available to reporters online, as well as in the press room.

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General Services

Business Centers

Moscone West, Main Lobby
Moscone South, Lower Lobby
Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–6:00 pm

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 and 106
Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–6:00 pm

AGU continues its acclaimed and successful Career Center and Career Lounge, a valuable resource for employment positions, current career information, and the latest data on employment trends in the geosciences.

Child Care

Moscone South Mezzanine, Rooms 236–238
Monday–Friday, 7:30 am–6:30 pm

KiddieCorp provides a professional children’s program at the meeting. 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 page – for details. For more information, please contact KiddieCorp by phone at +1.858.455.1718 or visit:KiddieCorp Care. 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

All locations
Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

*Coat check service hours will be extended on Wednesday for the Honors Ceremony.

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

First Aid

Moscone West, Lobby
Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–6:00 pm

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, Level 1
Moscone South, Upper Lobby
Sunday, 12:00 pm–6:30 pm (Moscone South only)
Monday–Tuesday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday–Thursday, 7:30 am–5:00 pm
Friday, 7:30 am–5:00 pm

General meeting information is available here. This central information center is accessible to anyone trying to contact meeting 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 Moscone Security 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.  Names and phone numbers of hotels are listed on page xxx.

Internet Stations

Moscone North, Exhibit Hall
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 Central Security on Moscone West, Level 1.  The Moscone Security Control room can be contacted by dialing 4021 on a white courtesy phone.

Mothers’ Room

Moscone South, Room 218
Monday–Friday, 7:30 am–6:30 pm

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


Moscone South, Poster Hall and Esplanade
Moscone West, Levels 2 and 3
Moscone North, Exhibit Hall (Tuesday–Thursday, and Friday morning)
10:00 am–11:00 am: Coffee/Tea
3:30 pm–4:30 pm: Coffee/Tea, 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 assistance during the meeting, contact the General Information Booth in Moscone South or West.

Wireless Help Desks

Moscone South, Halls A–C, Poster Hall
Moscone West, Level 2
Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Wireless Internet access is available throughout all areas of Moscone Center with the exception of the Exhibit Hall and oral session rooms. Instructions for accessing WiFi can be found here.

If you plan to upload your ePoster, higher bandwidth is available in the Poster Hall. visit the Wireless Help Desk for assistance.

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Presenter Services

Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPA) Resource Center

Moscone South, Poster Hall, Room 101
Sunday, 12:00 pm–6:30 pm
Monday–Tuesday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday–Friday, 7:30 am–5:00 pm

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 am–6:00 pm

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 – AlphaGraphics

Moscone South, Upper Lobby
Sunday, 12:00 pm–6:30 pm
Monday–Thursday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm
Friday, 7:30 am–10:30 am

AGU has teamed with AlphaGraphics to print posters for pickup at the Moscone Center. Attendees who submitted and paid through the AlphaGraphics site may pick up their posters at the Poster Printing Services booth in the Upper Lobby of Moscone South. AlphaGraphics can also assist with on-site printing needs. At least 24 hours are needed for on-site orders.

Speaker Ready Room

Moscone West, Room 2001 (Monday–Friday only)
Moscone South Mezzanine, Room 204
Sunday, 12:00 pm–7:00 pm
Monday–Thursday, 7:00 am–6:00 pm
Friday, 7:00 am–3:00 pm

ALL speakers are required to check into the Speaker Ready Room at least 24 hours before their presentation. Those presenting on Monday, 3 December, must check in on Sunday.

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Registration Services

AGU Fun Run/Walk Booth

Moscone South, upper lobby
Sunday, 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Monday–Tuesday, 7:45 am–6:00 pm

Visit the booth to register for the AGU Fun Run/Walk and to pick up your race T-shirt.

The race will begin at 7:00 am on Wednesday, 5 December. Please arrive by 6:45 am 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 and enter your starting location and ending location (i.e., Pier 40).


Registered attendees may also register a guest or spouse at a charge of $50 on site.  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 go to the Exhibit Hall and attend and purchase tickets to social events at the advertised rates.


Moscone South, Upper Lobby
Sunday, 12:00 pm–6:30 pm
Monday–Tuesday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday–Friday, 7:30 am–5:00 pm

Staff will be available to assist with hotel reservations.


Moscone South, Lower Level
Sunday, 12:00 pm–6:30 pm
Monday–Tuesday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday–Friday, 7:30 am–5:00 pm

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

Registration Help

Moscone South, Lower Level, Registration Area
Sunday, 12:00 pm–6:30 pm
Monday–Tuesday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday–Friday, 7:30 am–5:00 pm

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

Ribbon Pickup

Moscone South, Upper Level
Sunday, 12:00 pm–6:30 pm
Monday–Tuesday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday–Friday, 7:30 am–5:00 pm

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