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

Town Hall Proposals

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We are now accepting submissions for Town Hall Meetings along with it's new Side-Panel Discussion partner program.  New Guidelines have been implemented in order to facilitate Town Hall Meetings that are an open discussion forum for all attendees.  Please consider submitting a Side Panel proposal should the Town Hall guidelines conflict with the needs of the meeting.

Important Dates

  • November issue of BAMS:  23 August 2016

  • Final program deadline: 15 November 2016

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


  • Please note that Town Hall Meetings & Side Panel Discussion are accepted on a first come first server basis. We have limited space in Seattle so submit a proposal as soon as possible. 

  • A confirmation email will be sent upon beginning and completing a submission proposal. This email will contain an ID and Password which will grant  access to updating Town Hall Meeting Information so please save these emails. 

  • Recordings: Town hall meetings will no longer be recorded.

  • Town Hall meetings will be scheduled either before sessions, mid-day, or after sessions end and will not be scheduled up against the technical sessions of the Annual Meeting.

  • One supplementary File is permitted for uploading of the Town Hall meeting which can be uploaded in the speaker ready room. This entry will be associated with the Panelist/Presenter's name only. Please upload your supplementary file(s) in the Speaker ready room at least 3 hours in advance of your THM. Uploading can be done as soon the Speaker Ready Room opens.

  • Room Set-up: All rooms are set theater with a head table for 5. Please note that NO additional A/V can be ordered. Please review the basic room set below and consider submitting a Side Panel Discussion if the room setup does not meet your specifications.


Basic room set for the audio/visual includes: 

  • 1 Screen of appropriate size; 
  • 1 Data/Video Projector; 
  • 1 AMS Supplied PC; 
  • 1 Connection for an author supplied computer; 
  • Digital Timer; 
  • 1 Podium microphone; 
  • 1 Lavaliere microphone; 
  • 2 table mics and 
  • 1 audience microphone

Be sure to reference the grid of currently scheduled Town Halls and Side Panels before selecting a date & time preference.

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Please address all questions regarding Town Hall Meetings to Ricky Sidla and Claudia Gorski