American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Event Date: 
December 13, 2021 to December 17, 2021

The American Geophysical Union’s annual Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. The meeting serves as a platform for scientists to present cutting-edge research. This year's Fall Meeting will be held as a hybrid event, in New Orleans and online.

Press registration is now open for Fall Meeting 2021. #AGU21 convenes more than 20,000 scientists, students and those in affiliated fields to share scientific findings and identify innovative solutions.

This year, the meeting is slated to run in-person at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and online everywhere from 13-17 December 2021.

Re: Hurricane Ida in Louisiana and Mississippi. We are in close contact with state and local officials as they continue to assess the situation. Based on current updates, we are confident that we will have our meeting in New Orleans, LA and online everywhere.

Staff journalists, freelance journalists, press officers and student journalists will be able to register as press attendees up to and throughout Fall Meeting. Additional information for press can be found in the Fall Meeting Media Center.

About AGU Fall Meeting

#AGU21 is incorporating the best aspects of Fall Meeting 2020, as well as the latest tools and technology, to create a customizable in-person or online experience. The hybrid format will allow all participants to engage in the meeting through sessions, speaking events, networking opportunities, live discussions, field trips, workshops, side meetings and the exhibit hall.

To ensure a safe and productive experience for all participants, only fully vaccinated people may attend Fall Meeting 2021 in person. AGU will fully comply with CDC guidance and local requirements regarding safety, including the use of masks, that are in effect at the time of the meeting. Please consult the COVID-19 Protocols page for updates.

Journalists attending #AGU21 can learn about the latest research on topics such as climate change, extreme weather events, community science and unlearning racism in geosciences. The preliminary program includes more than 22,000 proposed sessions across the Earth and space sciences. Please note, the preliminary program is subject to change; the final scientific program will be available in early October.

Housing for press at Fall Meeting

Members of the press can make hotel reservations through the media registration process. You can also log back into the media registration site to add/modify your hotel reservation.

The deadline to book a hotel room at the special AGU room rate is 17 November.

Press events at Fall Meeting

AGU will host a series of press conferences and informal media roundtables to help journalists report on new findings presented at the meeting. All press events will allow in-person and online participation. The schedule of press events will be announced the week before the meeting’s scientific sessions begin.

AGU will make available many additional resources on the Fall Meeting Media Center to help reporters cover the meeting, including press releases, tipsheets and FAQs. This information will be available in the weeks leading up to the meeting.

Public information officers of universities, government agencies and research institutions can use #AGU21 as an opportunity to present research to reporters through press releases, press conferences and media roundtables. Pitch an idea for a press event through the AGU Press Event Proposal Form or AGU Media Roundtable Proposal Form by Friday, 15 October.

For questions, email the AGU Media Relations team at

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