AGU Fall Meeting is the best place to share your science, learn about the latest research, and network with your peers. To provide attendees with a full meeting experience and multiple opportunities to network and share their science, AGU continues to add new programs and events to the Fall Meeting. Here are a few new additions to the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting:

 AGU Student Conference

AGU is excited to host our first Student & Early Career Scientist American Geophysical Union - Fall Meting 2012Conference, which will be held the day before the Fall Meeting begins!  The conference will provide opportunities for networking and workshops on sharpening your career skills.  It will be followed by a happy hour so that students can discuss the days’ activities and practice their networking skills. This event is currently SOLD OUT.

Game Night

Come mingle with and challenge your AGU colleagues during a hands-on, geo-games extravaganza! As you play, you’ll also find out about the innovative ways that scientists are using games to communicate the Earth’s processes. We’ll have a variety of games to choose from, ranging in style from traditional card games to digital activities and including Challenge and Persuade, EcoChains: Arctic Crisis, and FutureCoast.

Improving Your Success for AGU Honors: Tips, Tools, and Tactics

AGU’s Honors and Recognition Committee, in partnership with ESWN (Earth Science Womens Network) and AGU volunteers, will host this inaugural workshop. The workshop is focused on discussing best practices for nominating or being nominated for AGU honors and will offer tools, tips, and tactics.

 Science Policy: Why It’s Not a House of CardsDC

How Congress works (or doesn’t work) may seem complex and opaque. Fortunately, this can be overcome with a little time spent learning about the history of the institution and its basic mechanics. Spend an hour learning the ins and outs from experts on how Congress works and (more importantly) how you can make a real, tangible, and impactful difference in policy outcomes.

Lunching and Relaunching: SIPS Focus Group 2.0

Join Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences (SIPS) leadership at a Fall Meeting luncheon where you can meet SIPS leaders and other like-minded scientists, share your ideas for events and programs, and discuss the future work and direction of the focus group. SIPS leadership will set the stage by providing an overview of the SIPS statement of purpose and goals, discuss results from the SIPS member survey, and lead small discussion groups.

The World Climate Game: What Would a Global Climate Change Deal Look Like if You Were a Negotiator

Do you ever wonder what a global climate change deal would look like if scientists were driving the United Nations negotiations? This is your chance to find out – join us for a free World Climate game session (refreshments provided). Join the ranks of Nobel Prize-winning climate scientists, CEOs, policymakers, citizens, and students around the world who have already experienced this science-based role-playing game.

Meet the Editors

This is your chance to meet face-to-face with editors and associate editors of many AGU publications! Discuss the peer review process, ask publications questions, talk scientific specifics with the editors behind your favorite AGU journals, and more. Specific time and location details to come soon!


As in previous years, Fall Meeting 2014 will include numerous SWIRL sessions. The intention of SWIRL sessions is to expose researchers and scientists to content across scientific disciplines and to demonstrate the interconnected nature of the Earth and space sciences. This year, there are 5 new SWIRLS being added to an already robust interdisciplinary program. New SWIRLS this year include:

– Volatile Cycles: Linking Earth’s Interior and its Atmosphere
– Global Change: Science Literacy, Societal Impacts, and Response Strategies
– Convection and Circulation Across Scales
– Comparative Planetology and Habitability
– Enhanced Climate Changes at High Latitudes