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We are now welcoming proposals for Scientific Workshops, which may be transdisciplinary or technical in nature. Content should encourage analysis and reflection on scientific subject matter that promote discussions, and share long-term visions for the scientific disciplines. Additionally, these may be framed to close skill gaps, to provide a deep dive into tools or technology, or to provide opportunities for groups to collaborate. Submission deadline: 6 June.
Want to provide opportunities not only for learning, but also spark ideas for a new way to approach a problem or new collaborations? New for this year’s Fall Meeting is the option to propose a tutorial. Tutorial talks are meant to provide a review and synthesis of multiple results across a field of study. Learn more.
Thank you to everyone who submitted sessions for this year’s meeting in Washington, D.C. Submissions are now closed. Look for acceptance notifications in mid-June, after which the abstract submission period will open.
We received a record number of proposals spanning AGU’s science―including the new GeoHealth section―and saw high interest in dynamic presentation formats such as the eLightning sessions. Many address the ways that Earth and space science informs and improves society, which is particularly appropriate given the location of this year’s meeting. Others showcase the history, diversity and transdisciplinary nature of Earth and space science, and explore how it will evolve over the next 100 years, contributing to an exciting launch for AGU’s Centennial.
Sessions are just the first step in planning for the 2018 meeting, which will also include new experiences and events that showcase diverse science of the Fall Meeting, and take full advantage of the engaging setting Washington, D.C. provides including the opportunity for connections to the U.S. and international policy communities, as well as the public. An example of this exciting new programming is a special evening AGU will host at several Smithsonian museums for attendees and their families.
Thank you again for making 2018 a banner year for the AGU Fall Meeting.
There was a lot for 2017 Fall Meeting attendees to discover in New Orleans.
- In alignment with AGU’s updated Ethics Policy, we continued the Safe AGU program and held programming to address persistent ongoing issues of harassment, discrimination, and bullying within the sciences.
- AGU piloted interactive eLightning sessions. View the presentation gallery for a taste.
- The Program Committee introduced scientific neighborhoods to make it easier to identify interdisciplinary connections, new colleagues and relevant presentations.
- The launch of AGU TV, which highlighted conference news and featured in-depth reports about efforts by our members to make a difference.