AGU Activities and Events

Academic Showcase

Moscone North, Exhibit Hall, Lower Level, Hall D

Monday, 6:00 P.M.–8:00 P.M.
Tuesday–Thursday, 9:30 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
Friday, 9:30 A.M.–1:30 P.M.

AGU Fun Run/Walk Booth

Moscone West, Level 1

Sunday, 12:00 P.M.–6:30 P.M.
Monday–Tuesday, 8:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.

Visit the booth to register for the AGU Fun Run/Walk and to pick up your race T-shirt. The Fun Run will begin at 7:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 16 December. Please arrive by 6:45 A.M. at the starting line to receive course instructions. The race starts and finishes at South Beach Harbor at Pier 40, the intersection of The Embarcadero and Townsend Street, next door to AT&T Park. This location is within walking distance of most AGU Fall Meeting hotels. For information on public transportation to the race, go to 511.org and enter your starting and ending location (i.e., Pier 40).

AGU Gift Shop

Moscone West, Lobby, Level 2
Monday–Friday, 9:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M

Visit the AGU Gift Shop and stock up on gifts for the entire family!

AGU Marketplace (Booth 729)

Moscone North, Exhibit Hall, Lower Level, Hall D

Monday, 6:00 P.M.–8:00 P.M.
Tuesday–Thursday, 9:30 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
Friday, 9:30 A.M.–1:30 P.M.

  • Renew your AGU membership
  • Learn about AGU programs and services
  • Meet experts on social media, communicating science to a variety of audiences, and more
  • Stock up on gifts for the entire family

Career Center/Career Lounge

Moscone South, Lower Level, Rooms 105-106
Monday–Friday, 9:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
Take advantage of the world’s top talented Earth and space scientists in one location—interview your ideal new employee while at the Fall Meeting or find the job that fits you perfectly! Hear from Earth and space science professionals about their careers in the Informal Talk series in the Career Lounge. Need some advice? The Career Center will also have career guidance workshops, career counseling sessions, and other networking opportunities.
Sponsored by AIR Worldwide and FM Global.

Editors’ Resource Center

Moscone West, Level 2, Alcove 2014

Monday–Thursday, 7:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
Friday, 7:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M.

The Editors’ Resource Center serves as the Fall Meeting on-site info hub where AGU Editors and Associate Editors (AEs) may relax, get a cup of coffee, catch up on e-mail, or hold informal meetings. While there, Editors and AEs will experience an environment conducive to collaboration with their counterparts on other AGU journals. It is also where they can share approaches to various editorial challenges and develop new collegial relationships. Internet/Wi-Fi connection, a computer, and a printer will be available. Staff will be on hand to assist Editors and AEs with questions or problems and provide information about upcoming editor searches, developments in the AGU journal publishing process, and news about the Publications Division.

Exhibits

Moscone North, Exhibit Hall, Lower Level, Hall D

Monday, 6:00 P.M.–8:00 P.M.
Tuesday–Thursday, 9:30 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
Friday, 9:30 A.M.–1:30 P.M.

Honors Tribute Booth

Moscone West, Level 1

Sunday, 12:00 P.M.–6:00 P.M.
Monday, 6:00 A.M.–7:30 P.M.
Tuesday, 7:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
Wednesday, 7:30 A.M.–2:00 P.M.
Thursday, 12:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M.
Friday, Closed

Services include distribution of Fellows lapel pins as well as general information about the 2015 Honors Tribute event, including honors banquet seating arrangements and tickets.

Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPA) Resource Center

Moscone South, Lower Level, Poster Hall

Monday–Friday, 8:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M
The OSPA Resource Center assists volunteer judges, liaisons, and coordinators to ensure that all students who signed up are evaluated and provided with presentation feedback.

Press Room

Moscone West, Room 3001A, Level 3

Monday–Thursday, 7:30 A.M.–6:30 P.M.
Friday, 7:30 A.M.–2:00 P.M.
To promote public understanding of Earth and space sciences, AGU operates a press room and holds press conferences as part of this international meeting. Press conferences are held in the Press Conference Room (Moscone West, Room 3000), Monday through Thursday, 8:00 A.M–6:00 P.M. Press releases and other materials about newsworthy research presented at the meeting are made available to reporters online at http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2015/media-center, as well as in the Press Room.

AGU Publications Booth

Moscone South, Halls A-C: Poster Hall
Monday–Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

AGU Publications will again have a presence in the poster hall! Staff will be on hand to answer questions, discuss new initiatives, and coordinate Meet the Editor events. Please stop by to learn more about AGU Publications!

Student Lounge

Moscone South, Poster Hall

Monday–Friday, 8:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
Come to the Student Lounge to take a break between sessions, network with other students, and meet your section or focus group’s student representative. Recharge your batteries, or your cell phone or laptop batteries. Various other activities and interactive meetings will be planned throughout the week. Also, don’t dine alone! Stop by to the Student Lounge at 5:30 P.M. Monday through Friday to meet fellow students and pick up menus and walking maps. Sponsored by AIR Worldwide and FM Global.

General Services

Business Center: Moscone Convention Center

Moscone West, Level 1
Moscone South, Lower Level

Monday–Friday, 8:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
The Business Center’s services and products include computer rental, printing, copying, fax transmission and receipt, package shipping, office products, and more.

Business Center: Marriott Marquis

55 Fourth Street (diagonally across from Moscone West)

Daily, 7:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M.
The Business Center’s services and products include computer rental, printing, copying, fax transmission and receipt, package shipping, office products, and more.

Child Care

Moscone South, Mezzanine, Rooms 236–238

Monday–Friday, 7:30 A.M.–6:30 P.M.
KiddieCorp provides a professional children’s program at the meeting. The cost for the children’s program is $11.00 per hour, per child for children ages 6 months through 12 years old and $13.00 per hour, per child for children under 6 months old. Children must be registered for a minimum of two (2) consecutive hours per child per day. A Mothers’ Room is available; see the next page for details. For more information, contact KiddieCorp by phone at +1-858-455-1718. Child care services are a contractual agreement between each individual and the child care company. AGU assumes no responsibility for the services rendered.

Coat Check

Moscone North (MN), Moscone South (MS), and Moscone West (MW) Lobbies

Monday, 7:30 A.M.–8:00 P.M. (MN)
Tuesday–Friday, 7:30 A.M.–6:30 P.M. (MN*)
Monday–Friday, 7:30 A.M.–6:30 P.M. (MS, MW)
There is a charge of $2.00 USD for coats and $3.00 USD for luggage.

*Note: The Moscone North coat check will be available until 9:00 P.M. on Wednesday evening.

First Aid

Moscone West, Lobby, Level 1
Monday–Friday, 8:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.

A registered nurse will be available to provide basic first aid services and supply items such as bandages and acetaminophen.

General Information Booth

Moscone West, Level 2
Moscone South, Upper Lobby
Moscone North, Upper Lobby

Sunday, 12:00 P.M.–6:30 P.M.
Monday, 6:00 A.M.–7:30 P.M.
Tuesday, 7:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Wednesday–Friday, 7:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
General meeting information is available here. Lost and found items will be held here until the end of each day after which items will be taken to the Meeting Services Booth located in Moscone West and Moscone North, Level 1. Attendees cannot be paged. It is recommended that messages be left at the attendee’s hotel.
Internet Stations

Moscone South, Upper Lobby and Poster Hall
Moscone North, Lower Lobby
Moscone West, Levels 1, 2 and 3
Computers are available for attendee use. Please be mindful of your time when colleagues are waiting to use the Internet.

Lost and Found

A Lost and Found will be located at the General Information Booths, located in Moscone South, Moscone North, and Moscone West. At the end of each day, articles will be brought to the Meeting Services Booth, also located in these buildings on Level 1. Detailed information on hours and location can be found under General Information and Meeting Services Booth.

Mobile App Help

Moscone West, Level 1

Sunday, 12:00 P.M.–6:00 P.M.
Monday–Tuesday, 8:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
Support will be available to assist with downloading and navigating the mobile app.

Mothers’ Room

Moscone South, Room 218

Monday–Friday, 7:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
A private room has been set aside near child care. A refrigerator is available in the child care room. (Moscone South, Mezzanine, Rooms 236–238).

Refreshments

Moscone South, Poster Hall
Moscone North, Exhibit Hall (Tuesday morning through Friday morning)
Moscone West, Levels 2 and 3

10:00 A.M–11:00 A.M.: Coffee and soft drinks
3:30 P.M.–4:30 P.M.: Coffee, soft drinks, and beer

Wireless Internet and Help Desks

Moscone South, Poster Hall

Moscone West, Level 1

Monday–Friday, 9:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.

Wireless Internet access is available throughout much of the Moscone Center. The network access code is AGU2015.

Presenter Services

Poster Help

Moscone South, Poster Hall

Monday–Friday, 7:30 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
Staff will be available to assist you with your poster location and other on-site needs. Push pins, tape, and scissors will be available for your use.

Poster Services – Copy Central

Moscone South, Upper Lobby

Sunday, 11:30 A.M.–6:30 P.M.
Monday–Tuesday, 7:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
Wednesday–Thursday, 7:30 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
Friday, 7:30 A.M.–3:00 P.M.
AGU has partnered with Copy Central to print posters for pick up at the Moscone Center. Attendees who submitted and paid via the Copy Central site may pick up their posters at the Poster Printing Services booth in the lobby of Moscone South. Copy Central can also assist with on-site printing needs. Note: at least 24 hours are needed for on-site orders.

Speaker Ready Room

ALL speakers are required to check into the Speaker Ready Room at least 24 hours before their presentation.
Moscone West, Room 2001
Moscone South, East Mezzanine, Room 204

Sunday, 12:00 P.M.–6:30 P.M.
Monday, 6:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.

Tuesday–Thursday, 7:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
Friday, 7:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M.

Registration Services

  1. Moscone West, Level 1** (full service and press registration)
  2. Moscone North, Upper Lobby** (full service and press registration)
  3. Moscone South, Upper Lobby (badge holder pick-up services)
  4. Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level (pre-registration services: Sunday and Monday)
  5. Westin St. Francis, Mezzanine Level (pre-registration services: Sunday and Monday)

** AGU/Wiley Regi-ception locations. Learn more!

Registration Hours

Sunday: 12:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Monday: 6:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Tuesday: 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Wednesday through Friday: 7:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level (780 Mission Street) and Westin St. Francis, Mezzanine Level (335 Powell Street)

Sunday: 12:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Monday: 6:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.
If you received your name badge in the mail, don’t forget to bring it with you! In addition to the Registration locations noted above, you can also bring your name badge to Badge Holder Pick-Up counters in Moscone West Level 1, Moscone South Upper Lobby, Moscone North Upper Lobby, or the Marriott Marquis. Attendees must register and wear their conference badge while attending all Fall Meeting functions. If you did not receive your name badge in the mail, visit any Pre-Registration counter in the Registration locations listed above to pick up your badge materials.

Guests

Registered attendees may also register a guest or spouse at a charge of $55. A guest is a spouse, friend, or adult child (18 years old and older) who is not working in a geophysical sciences–related occupation or field. A colleague or associate working in a related geophysical sciences field or studying geophysics in school may not register as a guest. Registered guests may not attend the scientific sessions, including the Poster Hall. Guests may visit the Exhibit Hall, attend the General Sessions on Monday through Thursday from 12:30 P.M.–1:30 P.M., and purchase tickets to social events at the advertised rates.

Special Needs

AGU staff will work with its vendors to provide reasonable support to anyone with special needs. If you require special assistance during the meeting, contact the Meeting Services Booth in Moscone North or West.

Meeting Services

Sunday, 12:00 P.M.–6:30 P.M.
Monday, 6:00 A.M.–7:30 P.M.
Tuesday, 7:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
Wednesday–Friday, 7:30 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
Staff will be on hand to answer any questions related to the registration process.

Housing

Moscone West, Level 1

Sunday, 12:00 P.M.–6:30 P.M.
Monday, 6:00 A.M.–7:30 P.M.
Tuesday, 7:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
Wednesday–Friday, 7:30 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
Staff will be available to assist with hotel reservations.

Ribbon Kiosk

Moscone West, Level 1

Moscone North, Level 1

AGU ribbons will be available at this self-service kiosk for those who are eligible!