- Read about nonstop flights between Europe and New Orleans.
- Read information about embassies, travel, and passports in advance of your arrival in New Orleans.
- Learn more about things to do in New Orleans.
- Read more on how AGU continues to ensure a safe and respectful meeting environment for all.
U.S. Government Entry Requirement for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) Countries
Effective 20 January 2011, citizens of Visa Waiver countries will be unable to enter the United States without Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval from the U.S. Government. VWP travelers who have not obtained approval through ESTA will be denied boarding on any air carrier destined for the United States. For more information, visit the VWP program website.
It is strongly recommended that international participants apply for visas at least 3 months prior to Fall Meeting. Note: Some consulates may have delays in scheduling visa interviews; therefore, applicants should first contact the consulate to determine the wait time for an interview. Additional information on business visas can be found at the DOS Business Visa Center website and at the IVO website.
Also, if you are experiencing significant visa delays, please complete the visa survey, and a representative will provide feedback.
The U.S. Department of State maintains a comprehensive website containing information about traveling to the United States.
The National Academies website has additional information about visa-related issues and travel information for U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens.
Letters of Invitation
If you did not submit an abstract and will be a registered scientist attending the meeting, please contact us to request a letter.
If you did submit an accepted abstract for presentation, a letter of invitation is available for download for every author via the “Presenter’s Corner”. Presenting authors can access these letters of invitation by using the individual “Presenter’s Corner” link that was sent to them on 2 October. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if this email needs to be resent.
Please note that we cannot provide letters of invitation to spouses, children, or others who will be accompanying you on the trip but not attending Fall Meeting as registered attendees.
Plan Your Stay
New Orleans neighborhoods are where the culture and creativity of the Crescent City come to life. From the historic French Quarter to the elegant Garden District to the music-filled Marigny—there’s great food, music, and more to be found all across the city.
New Orleans has a subtropical climate with pleasant year-round temperatures. Temperatures range from the mid-40s in winter to the upper 90s in the summer. Rainfall is common in New Orleans, with a monthly average of about 5 inches of precipitation. Expect temperatures in December to be between 45 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Need transportation to your hotel once you arrive in New Orleans? Register with the official AGU Fall Meeting airport shuttle service to receive discounts and quality service.
Save by traveling to the meeting by train! Amtrak is offering 10% off of the best available rail fare to New Orleans between 8 December and 18 December 2017. To reserve, call 1-800-872-7245 or your local travel agent. Reference code number: X32G-978.
AGU has again teamed up with United to offer you discounts on air travel to Fall Meeting. Discounts are applicable from 7 December through 18 December 2017. Contact United or your local travel agent and reference Z Code: ZEC4 and agreement code: 431511.