What to look forward to during week 2 of #AGU20

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The second week of #AGU20 marks the beginning of the scientific sessions – oral, poster and eLightning—and the named-lectures – along with more plenaries and town halls, and some great Virtu-ale Happy Hours, with special guests.

Tips to improve your experience:

  • Review our Know Before You Go again—we’ve provided some updated tips.
  • Watch the pre-recorded talks before joining an oral session.
  • Review posters and check out when poster presenters will be at their posters for a chat.
  • Join a poster summary session or eLightning talk.
  • Sign up for a pod or other networking options to connect with your colleagues around the globe.
  • Look here for highlights of each day and what to watch on your own time including highlights from week 1, including a number of powerful plenaries.

Here’s a taste of what to look forward to next week:

  • If you missed the science roll call this week, we’ll replay it on Monday, 7 December. AGU members from around the globe show us what they are doing to “Shape the Future of Science.”
  • Join two-time Space Shuttle Atlantis mission specialist Leland Melvin as he shares his inspirational story of achievement — from college football to NASA astronaut to STEAM advocate in our presidential forum lecture on Monday, 7 December.
  • If you missed the previous showings of the film, Picture a Scientist, be sure to catch it next week by registering here. A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science.
  • #AGU20 features 28 award talks (named-lectures), most selected by AGU sections, to recognize distinguished scientists with proven leadership in their fields of science. Many consider these lectures to be a highlight of the Fall Meeting, a showcase of the breadth and depth of discovery and solution science that AGU members are spearheading. Check out these named lectures on Monday, 7 December:
    • Dennis A. Hansell will give The William S. and Carelyn Y. Reeburgh Lecture on Oceanic Dissolved Organic Carbon: The World Tour at 7 a.m. PT.
    • Jack H. Waite will present Cassini’s Chronicle of Carbon in the Saturn System during the Eugene Shoemaker Lecture at 7 a.m. PT.
    • Michael E. Mann will present the Stephen Schneider Memorial Lecture on The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet at 10:30 a.m. PT.
    • Take an Adventure in Planetary Science, 1960-200, with Robert O. Pepin, who will be giving this year’s Fred Whipple Lecture at 10:30 a.m. PT.
    • Benjamin D. Santer will be presenting the Bert Bolin Global Environmental Change Lecture about Revisiting the IPCC’s “Discernible Human Influence” Finding: History and Lessons Learned at 4 p.m. PT.
    • Join L. Ruby Leung on A Quest to Understand and Model Regional Precipitation and Their Future Changes during the Jacob Bjerknes Lecture at 5:30 p.m. PT.
  • Union sessions also kick off next week, including U001 – Assessment and Accountability of Scientific Knowledge Creation: Considering the Present and Future of AGU from the Report of the Japan Geoscience Union. This session will include results from a survey of JpGU and AGU members on how we approach our science.
  • And mark your calendar and grab a drink for our first Virtu-ale Happy Hour: A behind-the-scenes tour with the California Academy of Sciences on Monday, 7 December at 3 p.m. PT.

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