News Release

AGU Annual Meeting 2023: Press event schedule and tipsheets now available

Meeting Announcement

American Geophysical Union

This media advisory is also available online at:  

AGU press contacts: 
Liza Lester, (UTC-5 hours) 

WASHINGTON — The press event schedule for AGU’s Annual Meeting 2023 (#AGU23) is now live and topical tipsheets are also available. #AGU23 will be held 11-15 December at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and online everywhere. 

Staff journalists, freelance journalists, student journalists and press officers will be able to register as press attendees up to and throughout the meeting. Additional information for press can be found in the Annual Meeting Press Center and in previous media advisories.  

Quick links: #AGU23 press event program | Tipsheets | Press registration | Press center 


Topical tipsheets of curated, interesting abstracts from AGU23 are now available, covering everything from groundwater to galaxies. Check out our “top tips,” which highlight some of our favorite stories. There is also a tipsheet for Bay Area- and California- local abstracts. Enjoy!

Press event schedule 

The press event schedule is now available. Press events will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. PT, Monday, 11 December through Friday, 15 December. A press event schedule-at-a-glance is below, and additional information, including event descriptions and participants, is available in the Press Center

All press conferences and roundtables will be hybrid, taking place in person and broadcast via Zoom. Media must be registered for the meeting as press in order to attend, in person or virtually. 

All press conferences and roundtables will also be recorded and uploaded to AGU’s YouTube channel on the same day as the event. Slides and other materials from press presentations will be available in the Press Information Exchange on AGU Connect. 

Note: The press conference schedule is subject to change before or during #AGU23. Press conferences may be added or dropped; their titles, emphases or participants may change. Updates, changes and additions to the press events schedule will be posted to the Media Events page in the Annual Meeting Press Center. 


Monday, 11 December (all times listed in Pacific Time)
1:30 p.m. — Roundtable: The Heliophysics Big Year: Solar Eclipses, Exciting Missions, Collaborative Science, and More 
3:30 p.m. — Roundtable: Disappearing solar wind: New results from the NASA MAVEN mission 

Tuesday, 12 December
9:00 a.m. — Press conference: Latest ice dynamics in Antarctica 
10:00 a.m. — Press conference: NOAA Arctic Report Card 2023
1:30 p.m. — Press conference: 1000 Sols and Counting: Perseverance Rover’s Latest Science and Future Plans 

Wednesday, 13 December
11:00 a.m. — Press conference: Marine carbon removal research, funding, applications and ethics (with AGU President and climate scientist, Lisa Graumlich) 
1:30 p.m. — Media workshop: Can we map our way out of water shortages? 

Thursday, 14 December
9:00 a.m. — Press conference: Change and resilience under fire in Ukraine’s agricultural landscapes 
11:00 a.m. — Roundtable: To be just, dam removals need to consider both science and society 
1:30 p.m. — Media workshop: NCA Atlas - A powerful new climate reporting tool
3:30 p.m. — Roundtable: How beavers can help and hinder the West and beyond

Friday, December 15
No press conferences or roundtables scheduled. 
Media availabilities

4:30 PM - Probing the atmospheres of "hot Jupiters": New results from NASA's first astrophysics smallsat

10:00 AM - Mapping the world's water: New satellite provides game-changing data
2:30 PM - Monitoring the air we breathe from space: How NASA's TEMPO instrument will revolutionize air quality forecasts
4:30 PM - How do we build broad and durable climate action in America?

10:00 AM - Earth science at a rapid PACE: A preview of NASA's new ocean and atmospheres mission
2:30 PM - Understanding open science: NASA's role and real-world insights

No media availabilities.

10:00 AM - Using fiber optics to study Arctic seafloor permafrost
2:00 PM - Pam Melroy, NASA Deputy Administrator

Accessing press events 

Press events will be held in Level 3 of Moscone South, rooms 306-307 (map available here). Members of the press must be registered with a press badge to access these events. On arrival, press should first go to a main registration area to pick up their badges, then proceed to the press room to get a green press ribbon. 

All press events are hybrid and will be broadcast via Zoom, with Zoom links available through the online portal approximately 30 minutes prior to the event’s start. Members of the press must be registered to access these links.  

Press information exchange 

Registered journalists and public information officers can use the Press Information Exchange on AGU Connect to share press releases, multimedia and other meeting content and network. Log in using the same credentials you used to register for the conference. 

Keynotes and plenaries 

View the schedule for keynote lectures and plenary talks here. A schedule at-a-glance is below. 

  • Monday 11 December, 1:00 PM: Amitav Ghosh, author  

  • Tuesday 12 December, 1:00 PM: Stephen Pyne. Emeritus professor, author  

  • Wednesday 13 December, 1:00 PM: DEI Plenary Panel, moderated by Lisa J. Graumlich, AGU President  

  • Thursday, 14 December, 1:00 PM: Rebeca Méndez. Artist, designer, educator  

  • Thursday, 14 December, 2:10 PM: Dr. Geraldine Richmond. DOE Undersecretary for Science and Innovation 

  • Friday 15 December, 1:00 PM: Pam Melroy, NASA Deputy Administrator. NOTE: Pam Melroy will be available for the media in the Press Room at 2:00 PM, following her plenary talk.


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