Fall Meeting has a valuable impact for you, your boss, and your colleagues. We want to make it easy for you to justify your attendance. To do so, we’ve provided you with a list of benefits and outcomes to share with your supervisor, to highlight how your attendance is a good use of time and resources. We recommend that you focus on how the meeting will help your work, and explain how you can share the knowledge from the meeting with your colleagues.
Gain insights about the latest science, most of which has not yet been published. Enhance your knowledge beyond your scientific field of interest. SWIRL themes curate your experience, providing interdisciplinary sessions and presentations as part of broad themes in Earth and space sciences.
Over 70% of attendees say the scientific sessions are very good or excellent.
Share specific sessions you plan to attend that will be relevant to your research, responsibilities, or discipline as you discuss the meeting with your supervisor.
Review the program with your supervisor and colleagues to identify additional relevant sessions and knowledge you can bring back to your organization.
Get More Bang for Your Buck
Over 95% of attendees say their experience is worth the cost of attendance. Your registration for Fall Meeting includes all keynote and breakout sessions; communication, educational outreach, and career workshops; and access to all presentations. Fall Meeting offers more than world-class science. You’ll attend career workshops and Sharing Science sessions on public policy, social media, and talking to the public.
AGU provides simple tools to cut costs—including discounts on registration and housing fees. Plan early in mid-August and take advantage of these benefits.
Make Your Research Better
You’ll spend a week with 24,000 colleagues from diverse specialties and disciplines to discuss cutting-edge science. Build relationships with peers, collaborate on research, and meet contacts for future funding during the Icebreaker Reception, AGU section and focus group events, and daily networking breaks. Share the value of these connections with your supervisor, and highlight any luminaries in your field who will be presenting. Check out the scientific program here.
Advance Your Career
Keep your momentum going with Fall Meeting’s career and communications workshops, all designed to help you succeed by doing what you love. Return to work better equipped to communicate your science to the public and policy makers. Secure research funding for your organization. Gain the knowledge you need to excel in your current role. Talk to your supervisor about which sessions will jumpstart your work.
Gain Unparalleled Visibility for Your Science
Get constructive, real-time feedback from experts and up-and-coming talent in the field. Explore the Poster Hall and talk with fellow scientists about your findings. In 2018, consider presenting to increase your visibility of your organization’s research and meet contacts to fund future research.