Fall Meeting 2018 is in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and surrounding hotels.
This year’s meeting promises to mark many “firsts.” The first Fall Meeting held in Washington, D.C. A focus on ethics, diversity and inclusion. Exploration of the many dimensions of science’s impact on society.
Maximize your experience with one or more of the field trips and workshops offered on Sunday, 9 December. And don’t miss the high-energy Centennial Plenary on Friday, 14 December: rapid-fire presentations that showcase the discoveries, innovations, connections, and solutions of the last 100 years and that predict how our science will grow and impact the world through the next century.
Be inspired by our keynote speakers throughout the week: Lisa Jackson, Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives at Apple; James Balog, Founder and Director, Earth Vision Institute and Extreme Ice Survey; and Dr. Jim Reilly, Director, United States Geological Survey.
Learn more about Planning Your Experience at Fall Meeting 2018.
Show What Science Stands For
Free and open exchange of knowledge. Diverse ideas and individuals. Unselfish cooperation. The scientific method.
Our values come to life at Fall Meeting. We collaborate, co-create, debate, experiment, and learn. We commit to our work for the benefit of humanity, in small and large ways, but always with care.
Our Earth and space science community is united by a passion for science and driven by the profound effects our work can have on others, our communities, our nations and our world. Together, we stand for advancing Earth and space science. That’s why “This is What Science Stands For” is the theme of the 2018 Fall Meeting.
There is no better time and place to stand together as a science community than this year in Washington, D.C.
Launch AGU’s Centennial
Over the past 100 years, Earth and space science research has led to a deep and broad understanding of all parts of our planet and the solar system, from their origin 4.55 billion years ago to how their many interconnected systems operate today. These discoveries serve as an inspiration for those who seek to answer the challenges of tomorrow. Looking to the future, our science will play an essential role in helping society to address the challenges – and take advantage of the opportunities – it faces.
These challenges cannot be solved if we don’t have a diverse and inclusive community of researchers ready to lead the way. AGU’s Centennial is a perfect platform from which to address the challenges facing our community, including cultivating the next generation of Earth and space scientists to be more diverse, inclusive and representative of wide swath of traditional and non-traditional scientific sectors. By making a commitment to creating ethical, inclusive and diverse work environments, AGU aspires to strengthen the global Earth and space science community and enlarges its impact on society.
Share Your Science and Grow Your Network
The opportunity to present your research in formal oral or poster session may be what brings you to Fall Meeting, but that is just the beginning of your journey. Feed your curiosity by browsing the poster hall neighborhoods or sessions that explore your discipline or perhaps those that are less familiar. Attend one of the new Tutorial Talks that provide a basic understanding a new or different field of study or a new issue or challenge. Or take a deep dive into one of more than 30 new in-depth scientific workshops.
Wherever you go at Fall Meeting, you will connect with leading thinkers, learn about pioneering research and emerging trends, and use your voice to help drive science’s positive impact on the world.
And whatever you do, don’t forget the many other networking opportunities – from the Icebreaker opening event, to the International Reception, the Diversity and Inclusion Reception, and dozens of Section events.
Make the Most of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C is an international center of science and policy and home to many agencies, embassies, NGOs, and other scientific and global policy organizations. We have an opportunity to inspire the world to see how Earth and space science benefits humanity in their day-to-day lives.
AGU is partnering with many of these organizations to enrich the meeting and expand the range of events, from public lectures to workshops that can help you learn new science or how to engage with policy makers or communicate your science to the public.
Building on the successful field trips that took place in New Orleans at the 2017 Fall Meeting, AGU is expanding these in Washington, D.C. and offering you the opportunity to take part in field trips to explore the local geology, as well as centers of science such as NASA Goddard and The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.
Recharge by exploring the city’s bustling restaurant and music scene and enjoy the beauty and richness of its national monuments and museums.
One of the gems of Washington D.C. is the outstanding Smithsonian museum system. AGU will host a “Night at the Museums” for attendees and their families to enjoy after-hours open houses at some of the city’s most exciting museums on 13 December.
These are just a few of the exciting things we have planned this year. Keep an eye on this site as events and experiences are added to the program, as well as Twitter and Facebook, #AGU18/#AGU100.
As you can tell, we are going to take every opportunity possible during the 2018 Fall Meeting to show the world What Science Stands For.
This is AGU Fall Meeting.
This is What Science Stands For.