AGU Fall Meeting is the highlight of the year for many Earth and space scientists but did you know that it is also one of the largest gatherings of science journalists?
The Fall Meeting attracts hundreds of science communicators from all over the world, including science journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Associated Press, NPR, BBC, The Guardian, Scientific American, National Geographic, Nature, Science and dozens of other news outlets.
Science journalists come to the Fall Meeting to hear and write about the latest in Earth and space science, including a yearly report card on the state of the Artic, how climate change is affecting extreme events, and new insights about planetary bodies in our solar system. Science communicators from institutions and universities worldwide also attend the meeting to disseminate information about the latest research coming out of their organizations.
This year, we expect a record number of press attendees at the Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C. We will be holding more than 20 press events, including press conferences detailing new findings about the Arctic, Jupiter, East Antarctica, extreme weather events, Kilauea, snowpack, tornadoes and more.
Press conferences are open to all attendees and are a great way to see first-hand how scientific research becomes tomorrow’s headlines. Press conferences will take place Monday through Thursday in the press conference room on level M3 of the Marriott Marquis. A full list of press conferences will be made available a week before the meeting on the Fall Meeting Media Center.