97th AMS Annual Meeting | 22–26 January 2017 | Seattle, WA

Social Gatherings

As always, attendees look forward to connecting with colleagues and friends during the AMS Annual Meeting at the following social and networking events.

Student Conference Posters
Sunday, 22 January 2017, 5:30–7:30 P.M., HALL 4E

The Student Conference Poster Session is an opportunity for students to showcase their work to peers and potential collaborators. All poster presenters must be active 2017 AMS student members and an undergraduate or graduate student. Presenters will also have the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Student Conference Poster Competition.

Welcome Reception Honoring Newly Elected Fellows and Featured Award Winners
Sunday, 22 January 2017, 5:45–7:15 P.M., 4C-2

A Welcome Reception will be held following the 97th Annual Review, New Fellows, and Featured Awards presentation. All are encouraged to attend.

Annual Colour of Weather
Sunday, 22 January 2017, 7:00–9:00 P.M., Seattle Sheraton, Grand Ballroom A

 

In keeping with the 2017 AMS Conference theme of “Observations Lead the Way“, the Sixteenth Annual Colour of Weather theme is “‎Seeing Ourselves in Others”.

Just as we value high-quality observations in science, and are wary of how biases can comprise our understanding of the environment; we should be equally attentive to eliminating biases in how we see each other.

Too often our professional decision-making is limited by a perceived ‘otherness’ that we ascribe to people who do not look like us.  “Seeing Ourselves in Others” helps us build stronger organizations that take advantage of the diverse skills we all bring to the table. Undertaking this task is especially important given the increased divisiveness that appears to characterize our Nation in current times.

Please join us at the 16th Annual Colour of Weather Reception for appetizers, expanding social networks, and exploring our commonalities.

When: Sunday, January 22, 2017: 7:00–9:00 PM
Where: Grand Ballroom A – Sheraton Seattle

All Are Welcome!

The event is co-sponsored by the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS), Howard University Graduate Program in Atmospheric Sciences, and the Center for Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, Societal Impacts, and Environment and Penn State Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences.

Event information can be found at the NCAS website.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Vernon Morris (e-mail: vmorris@howard.edu).

CoRiolis Reception
Sunday, 22 January 2017, 7:30–9:30 P.M., Seattle Sheraton, Grand Ballroom B

The Coriolis reception brings together lesbian–gay–bisexual–transgender–queer (LGBTQ) friends and allies to mentor, network, and connect with individuals who share common professional and personal interests. Students and professionals from all levels, as well as their relatives, are welcome to attend and participate. The reception is hosted by the AMS Board of Women and Minorities and cosponsored by Penn State Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences.

For additional information, please contact the AMS Board on Women and Minorities chair, Mona Behl (mbehl@uga.edu), or Aaron Piña (pina.aaron@gmail.com). Attendees are encouraged to follow Coriolis on Facebook.

Early Career Professionals Reception
Sunday, 22 January 2017, 9:00–11:00 P.M., Seattle Sheraton, Grand Ballroom C

Do you consider yourself an early career professional? Are you trying to find your niche within the AMS community? Or, perhaps you are looking to connect with other AMS early career professionals? If so, you are not alone! Consider yourself invited to attend the Seventh Annual Reception for Early Career Professionals, which will offer an opportunity to mix and mingle with others who are beginning their careers in the public, private, and academic sectors. Cash bar and snacks will be available. For more information, contact Beth Farley (bfarley@ametsoc.org).

Do you consider yourself an early career professional? Are you trying to find your niche within the AMS community? Or, perhaps you are looking to connect with other AMS early career professionals? If so, you are not alone!

Ribbon Cutting, Opening Reception, and Corporate Patron Recognition
Monday, 23 January 2017, 5:30–7:30 P.M., Entrance to Exhibit Hall 4AB

Please join other attendees for the Opening Reception of the 2017 Annual Meeting, sponsored by the exhibiting companies. Local government officials and other dignitaries will be present for the ribbon-cutting event.

Third Annual Speed Networking Event for Students and Early Career Professionals
Monday, 23 January 2017, 7:00–9:30 P.M., Atrium Lobby, Washington State Convention Center

Participants have the opportunity to take advantage of senior scientist/researchers and enjoy good local cuisine.  They will hear from members of the community who still love their profession after a decade or two in the field, obtain insight into different career paths within the meteorological field, and better understand each sector's responsibility.

For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Nolan.

Robert Houze, Jr. Banquet
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 6:30–9:30 P.M., Seattle Sheraton, Cirrus Ballroom

A banquet to honor Robert Houze, Jr. will be held on Tuesday, 24 January, at the Sheraton Seattle. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets when preregistering since only a limited number will be available on site. All are invited to attend. A Houze Symposium banquet ticket is not included in the conference registration package; tickets will be available for purchase for $55 until 10:00 A.M. on Monday, 23 January.

Awards Banquet Reception
Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 5:30–6:30 P.M., Exhibit Hall 4AB

A reception from 5:30 to 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday, 7 January, will precede the AMS Annual Awards Banquet. The reception will be held in Exhibit Hall 4AB of the Washington State Convention Center.

Awards Banquet
Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 7:00 P.M., BALLROOM, LEVEL 6

This year’s banquet will be held in the Ballroom on the Sixth Floor of the Washington State Convention Center. One banquet ticket is included with the Full-Week Registration Package; additional banquet tickets may be purchased for $50 by 12:00 P.M. on Tuesday, 24 January, at the AMS Registration Desk.

Lance Bosart Luncheon
Thursday, 26 January 2017, 12:00–1:15 P.M., 3AB

A luncheon to honor Lance Bosart will be held on Thursday, 26 January, at the Washington State Convention Center. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets when preregistering since only a limited number will be available on site. All are invited to attend. A Bosart Symposium luncheon ticket is not included in the conference registration package; tickets will be available for purchase for $45 until 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 25 January.