1988 AGU Spring Meeting



By and large, the Spring Meeting was a great success. It generated the largest number of papers (1872) and the largest attendance (2814) of any Spring Meeting; we have essentially recovered the participation to where it was before the Spring Meeting moved out of Washington in 1978. Due to the skill of the individual members of the program committee, there were few if any complaints about rooms being too small for the audience, a situation we have found ourselves in many times in the past. The major problem was the space allocated for the poster sessions. Because they were only changed once each day, we had to double the number of boards from what had originally been planned, and the space was not quite adequate for this number. Future growth within the same facility will therefore require considerable thought about how to accommodate the growth.