The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is having its annual meeting now (Dec 15-19) in SF. With over 24,000 attendees, this meeting brings together the entire Earth and space sciences community for discussions of emerging trends and the latest research.
Lot’s of great updates can be found on twitter. Simply search/follow the hashtag #AGU14 (which, btw, is trending #1 at the moment). Here are a few examples: