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Dec 2017


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AGU Fall Meeting - American Geophysical Union






Event Overview:

AGU Fall Meeting brings together the entire Earth and space science community for discussions of emerging trends and the latest research. The technical program includes presentations on new and cutting-edge science, much of which has not yet been published, meaning you’ll return to work with knowledge you can’t get anywhere else.

More than 95% of past attendees say their Fall Meeting experience was worthwhile. Why? Attendees say it’s the best place to gain insights and updates on the latest scientific research and network with both luminaries and up-and-coming talent across disciplines.

With more than 1700 sessions, AGU Fall Meeting’s scientific program spans the Earth and space sciences, offering something for everyone no matter their scientific discipline. The meeting offers a unique mix of more than 23,000 oral and poster presentations, a broad range of general sessions, more than 50 formal and informal networking and career advancement opportunities, and an exhibit hall packed with nearly 300 exhibitors showcasing new and relevant research tools and services that could help scientists and researchers streamline their work.

Exhibitor Information:

More than 24,000 attendees from 113 countries are expected to attend the AGU Fall Meeting.  The AGU Fall Meeting brings together leaders from academia, government, and the private sector to examine and discuss the latest research and scientific developments in earth and space science.

Atmospheric and Space Electricity
Near-Surface Geophysics
Atmospheric Sciences
Nonlinear Geophysics
Ocean Sciences
Cryosphere Sciences
Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
Planetary Sciences
Earth and Space Science Informatics
Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism
Space Physics and Aeronomy
Global Environmental Change
Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior
Mineral and Rock Physics
Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology
Natural Hazards

Exhibitors at the AGU Fall Meeting will be showcasing products and services from the following categories:

Academic University/Institution
All Touraine Vehicles/Research Vehicles
Computer Software
Gems and Minerals
Geophysical Equipment/Instrumentation
Geophysical Services
Government Agency
Professional Society/Association
Unmanned Vehicles & Robotics

Why Exhibit?

Opportunity to meet with influential users and buyers face-to-face; 24,000 current and prospective customers.
Build recognition of your company and awareness of your products for the Earth and space sciences community.
Launch and demo your new products in an interactive selling environment.
Recruit the top students for your company, university, or college.
Explore national and international business opportunities.
Share your research and exchange information with an interested and qualified audience.

About AGU:

AGU is dedicated to the furtherance of the Earth and space sciences, and to communicating our science’s ability to benefit humanity. We achieve these goals through publishing scientific journals and other technical publications, sponsoring scientific meetings, supporting education and outreach programs designed to increase public understanding of and support for our science, and a variety of other activities.

Keynote Speakers

Dan Rather

Veteran Journalist

Dan Rather is a veteran journalist who has covered national and international stories that have shaped our world including the Civil Rights movement, the assassination of President Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the wars in Afghanistan, the Tienanmen Square uprising, 9/11, the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and the Haitian earthquake.

With a famed and storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has earned his place as one of the world’s best-known journalists. He has interviewed every president since Eisenhower and, over that time, personally covered almost every important dateline in the United States and around the world. Rather joined CBS News in 1962. He quickly rose through the ranks, and in 1981 he assumed the position of Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News-a post he held for 24 years. His reporting across the network helped turn 60 Minutes into an institution, launched 48 Hours as an innovative news magazine program, and shaped countless specials and documentaries.

Upon leaving CBS, Rather returned to the in-depth reporting he always loved, creating the Emmy Award winning Dan Rather Reports on HDNet. Now, building upon that foundation, he is president and CEO of News and Guts, an independent production company he founded that specializes in high-quality non-fiction content across a range of traditional and digital distribution channels.

Dr. Vaughan Turekian

Senior Board Director

U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Vaughan Turekian is the senior board director for sustainability programs at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, assuming the role in July 2017. Prior to this he served as the fifth Science and Technology Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State. In this capacity, he advised the Secretary of State and other senior State Department officials on international environment, science, technology, and health matters affecting the foreign policy of the United States.

From 2016-2017 he served as a country co-chair, along with the Kenyan Ambassador to the United Nations, for the Multistakeholder Forum on Science Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals, a high-level discussion at the United Nations designed to accelerate progress towards globally agreed upon development targets. He also established the Foreign Minsters’ Science and Technology Advisers Network, a first of its kind initiative to bring together senior scientists from foreign ministries in developed and developing countries to address cutting edge issues.

Dr. Turekian draws upon his background in atmospheric chemistry and policy experience to promote science, technology, and engineering as integral components of international relations.

Dr. Turekian was Chief International Officer for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the founding director of the Director of AAAS’s Center for Science Diplomacy (2006 – 2015).

In this capacity he worked to build bridges between nations based on shared scientific goals, placing special emphasis on regions where traditional political relationships are strained or do not exist. As founding Editor-in-Chief of Science & Diplomacy, an online quarterly publication, he published original policy pieces that have served to inform international science policy recommendations.

In addition, Turekian worked at the State Department as Special Assistant and Adviser to the Under Secretary for Global Affairs (2002 – 2006) on issues related to sustainable development, climate change, environment, energy, science, technology, and health. He also served as Program Director for the Committee on Global Change Research at the National Academy of Sciences (2000 – 2002) where he was study director for a White House report on climate change science (the 2001 Cicerone Report).

Dr. Turekian holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Geophysics and International Studies from Yale University (1993) and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, where he used stable isotopes to trace the sources of and processes of aerosols in the marine boundary layer.

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