AGU Fall Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities

Stand Out in the Crowd! If branding, lead generation and market visibility are important to your organization, the advertising, branding and sponsorship opportunities available at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting are exactly what you need. Over 24,000 attendees from 113 countries are expected to attend. Promote your brand and increase visibility to leaders from academia, government, and the private sector. Find the opportunity that best fits your companies needs and get noticed at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting!

Individual Sponsorship Opportunities

AGU/Wiley Regi-ception - $50,000 (SOLD)

Join your colleagues on Sunday, December 10th in Registration, 4:00-6:00pm, for refreshments while you register or pick up your badge materials.

While you're there, stop and learn about Earth and Space Science Open Archive (ESSOAr), an open community server for preprint and posters.

Hotel Key Cards - $25,000

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This high-profile opportunity provides unlimited brand exposure during the week of the Fall Meeting. Make a first impression as attendees arrive in Washington, DC. Customized key cards with your personalized design will be distributed to 25,000 meeting registrants upon check in at 30+ official hotels. Your company branding will be with them for the week and make an impression every day.

  • Sponsor has the option to submit artwork with one line of text (booth number or tag line)
  • Sponsor approves and signs off on key card proof prior to print
  • Over 25,000 registrant key cards will be distributed at 30+ official 2018 Fall Meeting hotels
Exhibit Hall Icebreaker Reception - $25,000 (SOLD)
  • Company Logo and Booth number on event signage
  • Fall Meeting Social Media Recognition
    • Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
  • Listing on Fall Meeting website with hyperlinked logo
  • Brief Welcome Remarks
  • Partnership Recognition in the 2018 AGU Annual Report
  • Four (4) tickets to the AGU Honors Banquet
Exhibit Hall Recharge Lounge - $15,000

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Attendees need a place to recharge themselves and their devices, while networking. This is your chance to associate your company with this much-appreciated area. Two Recharge Lounges are located in the exhibit hall and include basic furniture, signage and electrical power for plugging in. Your branding can be added to lounge signage and table clings.

Conference Map - $5,000

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Put your logo in the hands of attendees as they navigate their way through the convention center and other meeting spaces in Washington, DC. Sponsorship includes a 4-color design on the back cover of the foldable map that will be distributed to attendees at registration during the meeting.

Coat/Luggage Check - $4,500

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Where do 25,000+ participants store their coat and/or luggage? When you sponsor this, the station will be branded with your logo, as will the tickets participants receive.

Meeting Lanyards - $25,000 (SOLD)

This high-profile opportunity provides unlimited brand exposure during the week of the Fall Meeting. Provided at registration, the lanyard will have the logo of the sponsor alongside AGU.

  • AGU prints lanyards with sponsor logo and AGU branding
  • Sponsor has option to submit logo with one line of text (booth number or tag line)
  • Sponsor approves and signs off on lanyard proof prior to print
eLightning Presentations Program - $25,000

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During this exciting new session format at Fall Meeting, digital posters are displayed on large touchscreen monitors at dedicated stations that allow presenters to share dynamic scientific research with embedded videos, animation, and other features to make their research studies and data more interactive.

As the sponsor, you will receive recognition in the conference mobile app, printed program, and onsite signage. Your logo and web link will be displayed on the supporter page and splash screen of the Fall Meeting eLightning presentations gallery. The online presentation gallery will be available before, during, and after the meeting, which means your organization will have extended recognition with this opportunity to support scientific discovery.

Mobile App - $15,000 (SOLD)

With more than 16,000 unique downloads during conference, the Fall Meeting mobile app gets you unmatched visibility. Attendees use the app to navigate all Fall Meeting happenings – the complete scientific program, exhibitor listings, networking events, education/informational sessions and more. Put your company in front of this audience with an exclusive sponsorship of the app!

  • Logo Recognition on Splash Screen
  • Homepage banner rotation
  • 3-star Upgraded Directory Listing
First-Time Attendee Journey Map - $5,000

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With so many great options on the agenda, it can be a daunting task to figure out what to see and do at the AGU Fall Meeting! All first-time attendees will receive a printed journey map with their mailed registration materials to get them excited and prepared for their first Fall Meeting experience. The journey maps will highlight sessions and events taking place throughout the week to help them make the most of their time in Washington, DC. Let these 7,000 attendees know that your company will be there too by putting your logo on this guide.

Exhibit Hall Refreshment Breaks - $4,500

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Each morning and afternoon, attendees are treated to a refreshment break in the exhibit hall. When your company sponsors a break, you exclusively own that morning or afternoon. All three refreshment break stations are branded with your company logo on both signage and napkins, in addition to an exhibit hall entrance sign.

Program Support Opportunities

NEW - AGU Pathfinder Career Center - $10,000

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Located in the Exhibit Hall and open to all attendees, the AGU Pathfinder Career Center features a suite of services to help attendees advance their career. Attendees can sign up for resume/C.V. reviews and mock interviews, take part in a mentoring session, or work with AGU staff to create a profile on the AGU job board and search open positions.

  • Opportunity to make brief opening remarks at the opening of the center
  • Option to share corporate recruitment information
  • Company name & logo on event signage
  • Company name & logo included in promotional materials
Diversity and Inclusion and Early Career Female Scientists and Students Reception - $10,000 (SOLD)

A reception to celebrate all the aspects of our diversity (race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, cultural identity, disability, or socioeconomic status) in the Earth and space sciences. Having a diverse membership creates a synergy between people of different backgrounds, cultures and work values to promote innovation and creativity. Early career female scientists and students network with their peers at this event.

During this event we will collectively celebrate our accomplishments in promoting diversity and inclusion in the Earth and space sciences.

This joint reception will be hosted by the executive director/CEO of AGU, the AGU president, and the AGU president-elect.

These events have been created in partnership with several organizations. The Early Career Female Scientists and Students reception was created in partnership with the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) and the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN.) The Diversity and Inclusion reception was organized by several organizations including the American Geophysical Union, Geoscience Alliance, the International Association for Geoscience Diversity, MS PHD'S Professional Development and Mentoring Institute and the Cirrus Academy - A STEAM Charter School System, the National Science Foundation – Directorate for Geosciences, NOGLSTP, UCAR SOARS program, gAyGU, National Association for Black Geoscientists, and UNAVCO.

The combined events are expected to have an attendance of over 500 people. Light refreshments will be served at the event.

We offer the following benefits to our Sponsor(s):

  • Opportunity to make brief opening remarks at the beginning of the reception
  • Option to share corporate recruitment information
  • Company name & logo on event signage
  • Company name & logo included in promotional materials
  • Recognition in EOS online
Student Mixer - $2,500

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The AGU Fall Meeting can be daunting for first-time attendees, the majority of whom are students. The Student Mixer is an event to facilitate networking and camaraderie between the student attendees. Sponsorship of this event will give your company or organization considerable exposure, recognition, and the opportunity to network with some of the students attending the annual meeting. The 2018 Student Mixer will be held Monday evening with an anticipated attendance of 300 students.

NEW - Student Lounge - $10,000

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Open to students and early career scientists, the Student Lounge is a great place to network with peers, rest and recharge, and learn about different career opportunities. The Student Lounge is located in the Exhibit Hall and is adjacent to the AGU Pathfinder Career Center.

  • Option to share corporate recruitment information
  • Company name & logo on event signage
  • Company name & logo included in promotional materials
Simulation Lab Workshops - $7,500

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Each sponsoring company is encouraged to showcase how their products or services positively impact the Earth and space science community.

In this lab, sponsors will place their products in the hands of potential customers, provide education and training to potential end-users of these products, and effectively generate additional sales leads beyond their booth. The lab will be set up in a room on the exhibit hall floor with eight stations to accommodate a maximum of 80 participants per session, with a trainer from the manufacturer providing instruction at each station. Standard A/V equipment will also be provided (microphones, screen and an LCD projector). Individual timeslots are available from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM or 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. A three-hour block from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM to hold three consecutive one-hour sessions is also available

All workshop content is completely at the discretion of the sponsoring company; however, AGU encourages the presentations and workshop activities be non-commercial in nature and focus on scientific impact. AGU will promote the workshops to all registered attendees of the Fall Meeting. All sponsors will be showcased and recognized appropriately.

Student Conference - $5,000

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AGU hosts a one-day student conference/symposium before the annual Fall Meeting to help students network, improve academic skills, and collaborate with peers. The conference includes a series of professional and development workshops that are determined annually. We anticipate attendance to be 150 for the 2018 conference.

  • Company name & logo on conference website
  • Company name & logo on event signage
  • Company name & logo on digital event program

Branding Opportunities

Wall Cling - $4,500 (SOLD)

L Street Concourse Escalator Cling 


Location: This wall cling is under the escalator that goes from L Street North up to L Street Bridge. Very visible from L Street North entrance doors.

Dimensions: 16'W x 10'H

Single Sided

Great Lobby West Escalator Cling - $3,500 (SOLD)

Escalator Runner ESCR Great Lobby West

Exclusive Opportunity

*Only center runner - B


Location: Great Lobby East Escalator

Dimensions: 81' 2"W x 15"H

Great Hall Lobby Banner - $2,500

Main Stair Banners from Great Lobby - Reserve Now

2 SOLD - 2 Available

Location: Great Hall Lobby

Dimensions: 22'W x 40"H

Single Sided

Great Lobby East Escalator Cling - $3,500 (SOLD)

Escalator Runner ESCR Great Lobby East

Exclusive Opportunity

*Only center runner - B

Location: Great Lobby East Escalator

Dimensions: 81'W x 15.5"H