AGU asks that participants at all AGU meetings, including the 2015 Fall Meeting, observe these guidelines:

Scope of Use

  • The use of social media during all oral and poster sessions, lectures, keynotes, town halls, and social events is welcomed, including live tweeting.
  • AGU encourages participants to include the meeting hashtag (such as #AGU15 for the 2015 Fall Meeting) in all tweets to increase engagement, and to employ other commonly used hashtags.
  • Photography, video and audio recording by individuals for personal use only is allowed at social events, in the Exhibit Hall and in public spaces throughout the meeting. Please be respectful and considerate of others.
  • Photography, video and audio recording of oral sessions and posters, and lectures and keynotes is not allowed.

AGU staff and AGU-sponsored photographers, videographers and science writers capture content from selected sessions, lectures, keynotes and town halls, and much of that content will be shared by AGU on social media. The AGU On-Demand program also provides another avenue for sharing science and presentations from the meeting with selected videos of sessions and lectures that are free of charge and open to everyone.

Social Media Best Practices

The Fall Meeting Code of Conduct and AGU Scientific Integrity and Ethics Policy provide excellent overall guidance for all meeting attendees and participants in the scientific endeavor. In particular, we ask social media users to:

  • Treat all participants, attendees, AGU staff, and vendors with respect and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions.
  • Be respectful and collaborative.
  • Communicate openly with respect for others, critiquing ideas rather than individuals.
  • Avoid personal attacks directed toward other attendees, participants, AGU staff, and suppliers/vendors.

Read more about social media and AGU meetings in a From the Prow post by AGU’s Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chris McEntee.