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22 December 2015

Fall Meeting 2015: The Start of Something Terrific

By Denis-Didier Rousseau (Centre National de la Recherche Nationale), Fall Meeting Program Committee Chair As the last sessions of the 2015 Fall Meeting came to a close, I paused to think about how ‘the stars had aligned’ to make this well-respected event even more special. The week began with news from Paris that a climate agreement had been reached. What better way could there be to start the largest gathering of …

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13 December 2015

Board Action: 2017-2018 Fall Meeting Locations

UPDATE: As a result of scheduling issues, the Board of Directors decision on the potential change in location for the 2017 and 2018 Fall Meetings has been delayed until later in February. The results of that vote – as well as the results of the member/attendee survey that was conducted to help inform their decision – will be published by the end of the month. By Margaret Leinen, President, American Geophysical …

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7 December 2015

AGU Meetings – Scientific & Social By Design

The 2015 AGU Fall Meeting is just around the corner and we at AGU are making final preparations for what promises to be another remarkable convening of the Earth and space sciences. In addition to the robust scientific program that is the heart of the meeting, I’m excited about the diversity of activities we are presenting this year – from skills-building workshops to networking and celebratory events. And as much …

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20 January 2015

With Great Technology Comes Great Responsibility

RFID, or radio frequency identification, isn’t something most of us talk about in everyday conversation, but in many ways, this technology has become a regular part of our lives (though we often don’t see it). It’s in the books we check out of the library, the systems used to restock shelves at our grocery store, the passes that allow us to pay a toll on the highway without stopping, and …

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16 December 2014

Get Engaged!

AGU has a long and proud history of advancing the Earth and space sciences across their full depth and breadth, as well as their reach, by supporting our members and their work. But, looking to the future, our vision is not only a galvanized community of Earth and space scientists collaboratively advancing science, but one that also communicates that science’s power to ensure a sustainable future. Achieving that vision requires …

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7 October 2014

The Symphony that is AGU’s Fall Meeting

By Denis-Didier Rousseau (École Normale Supérieure), Fall Meeting Program Committee Chair During the recent Fall Meeting Program Committee meeting, I had an opportunity to reflect on my first year as chair of this important group and I found that I have a new appreciation for everything AGU does to advance the Earth and space sciences. Planning for an event with nearly 24,000 attendees, 1,700 sessions, 23,000 presentations and 275 exhibitors comes …

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8 August 2014

72 Hours in the Life of the AGU Fall Meeting – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A lot can happen in 72 hours. With the deadline for abstract submission looming, I’m sure you were feeling a sense of excitement. I have submitted an abstract to the Fall Meeting myself, so I know the exhilaration that comes from hitting the submit button. Unfortunately, for many of you that excitement turned into frustration as, in the last day or two before the deadline, you experienced delays—including some very …

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