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

Town Hall Meetings

More informal in nature than our technical sessions, our Town Hall Meetings cover some of the hottest topics and draw some of the biggest names in the water, weather, and climate community.

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Town Hall Organizers

  • Final program deadline: 15 November  2016

  • Edits to Townhall/Side Panel information: 15 December 2016

  • Food & Beverage orders submitted: 15 November 2016

Visit the Town Hall Proposals page for a complete list of dates and guidelines

Scheduled Town Halls

National Strategy for Transportation Data
Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 608
Current Radio Frequency Spectrum Challenges for the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 620
Challenges, Opportunities, and Advances in Global Flood Forecasting
Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; 602
Atmospheric Rivers--A Discussion of the Definition under Development for the Glossary of Meteorology
Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 604
Next Generation Earth System Prediction: Strategies for Subseasonal to Seasonal Forecasting
Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 605
Moving Towards a National Smoke Health Warning System
Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 606
How Policy and Law Affect Early Career Scientists
Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 612
Climate change -- How can we make this a national priority?
Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 613
Weather to Wells - Actionable Insights for Power & Gas Risk Management
Monday, 23 January 2017, 7:00–8:30 P.M.; Room 606
The Louisiana Flood of August 2016
Monday, 23 January 2017, 7:30–9:00 P.M.; Conference Center, Yakima 1
A USGCRP Listening Session for the Fourth National Climate Assessment
Monday, 23 January 2017, 7:30–8:30 P.M.; Room 609
Local AMS Chapter Town Hall
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 8:00–8:30 A.M.; 3AB
Side Panel Discussion: GOES-R and JPSS - Future of the Environmental Systems Enterprise
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.: Room 620
DOE Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Planning Workshops
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 609
EarthCube: A Community-Driven Cyberinfrastructure for the Geosciences
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 608
NOAA Modeling Development Forum
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 613
US-International Partnerships: Cooperation and challenges in atmospheric research and operation
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 607
Air-Sea Fluxes: Challenges and Opportunities
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 612
CANCELED--NCAR's Diversity, Education and Outreach Strategic Plan - Community Invitation for Input
Tuesday, 26 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 604
Discussion of AMS information statement on the Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Science
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 604
2017 AMS Annual Meeting Publications Workshop: The Importance of Peer Reviewers: Best Practices and Stories from the Inside
Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 604
Side Panel Discussion: Storm-Penetrating Aircraft: Scientific Opportunities Provided by the Availability of an A-10 Aircraft
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 401
NASA Earth Science Division Town Hall
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 5:30–6:30 P.M.; Room 609
Symposium on Education Town Hall
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 5:30–6:30 P.M.; Room 308
Side Panel Discussion: Wildfires in Alaska and Hawaii - A Dialog on Building Disaster Resilience
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 5:45–8:30 P.M.; Room 620
Air Force Weather Capabilities Roadmap
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 6:00–8:00 P.M.; Room 608
Community Forum on the National Academies' Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 6:30–7:30 P.M.; Room 613
Envisioning the Next 100 Years of AMS: Building Within and Reaching Beyond
Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 613
Presidential Town Hall Meeting: EMS Lecture--Media and Outreach Activities and Networks in Europe
Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 615
The Weather Value Chain of the Future: From IoT to Artificial Intelligence
Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 612
Modeling Research in the Cloud
Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 605
NASA's Earth Science Flight Program - Investments in and Planning for the Next-Generation Earth Observatories
Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; 3AB
The Integrated Water Community
Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Conference Center, Chelan 4
Side Panel Discussion: Challenges, Opportunities And Trends In Digital Weather Journalism
Thursday, 26 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 620