Events

AMS Career Fair (Saturday Session)
AMS Career Fair (Saturday Session)
Saturday, 6 January 2018, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 5

The Career Fair is an excellent opportunity for job seekers and organizations to network. Job seekers can interview on site, in a one-on-one setting, with organizations looking to recruit highly talented individuals. Organizations can attract the attention of more than 4,000 professionals, recent graduates, and students in attendance.

Presidential Forum
Presidential Forum
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Ballroom D (ACC)

AMS is excited to announce the keynote speaker for the upcoming 98th Annual Meeting will be renowned glaciologist and climate scientist Richard Alley, who serves as the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University. 

Meet President Roger M. Wakimoto and Presidential Forum Speaker Richard Alley
Meet President Roger M. Wakimoto and Presidential Forum Speaker Richard Alley
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
EFG Foyer (ACC)

This is a special event for Students and Early Career Professionals. Check back soon for more information.

AMS Info Desk
AMS Information Desk
Sunday–Thursday, 7–11 January 2018, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Ballroom D Foyer (ACC)

AMS Info Desk Hours:

  • Sunday, 7 January 2018: 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday, 8 January 2018: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 10 January 2018: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, 11 January 2018: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker Ready Room
Sunday–Thursday, 7–11 January 2018, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Room 11AB (ACC)

Speaker Ready Room Hours:

  • Sunday, 7 January 2018: 12:00 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Monday, 8 January 2018: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 10 January 2018: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, 11 January 2018: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Scout Event
Scout Event
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Room 4ABC (ACC)

AMS is offering Girl Scout Juniors and Boy Scouts an opportunity to earn the Weather-Ready Nation patch at this year’s Annual Meeting.

Newcomer's Welcome and Informational Exchange
Newcomer's Welcome and Informational Exchange
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Room 19AB (ACC)

This session is designed to provide first-time attendees with an overview of the Annual Meeting and suggestions on how to get the most out of their time while attending the meeting. 

98th Annual Review, New Fellows, Featured Awards and Business Meeting
98th Annual Review, New Fellows, Featured Awards and Business Meeting
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m.
Ballroom G ACC)

Please join Roger Wakimoto, AMS President, for his review of major events from the past year.

Fellow's Reception
Fellow's Reception
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 6:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m.
Ballroom EFG Foyer (ACC)

A Welcome Reception will be held following the 98th Annual Review, New Fellows, and Featured Awards presentation. All are encouraged to attend.

AMS Career Fair (Sunday Session)
AMS Career Fair (Sunday Session)
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 6:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 5

The Career Fair is an excellent opportunity for job seekers and organizations to network. Job seekers can interview on site, in a one-on-one setting, with organizations looking to recruit highly talented individuals. Organizations can attract the attention of more than 4,000 professionals, recent graduates, and students in attendance.

Student Poster Viewing
Student Poster Viewing
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 6:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 5

All attendees are invited to stop by the Student Conference poster session, where undergraduate and graduate Student Conference attendees showcase their research.

Colour of Weather Reception
Colour of Weather Reception
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
408 (Hilton)

Please join us at the 17th Annual Colour of Weather Reception for appetizers, expanding social networks, and exploring our commonalities. All Are Welcome!  

American Weather and Climate Industry Association (AWCIA) and Early Career Professionals Reception
American Weather and Climate Industry Association (AWCIA) and Early Career Professionals Reception
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Salon J (Hilton)

The annual American Weather and Climate Industry Association (AWCIA) will be held Sunday, January 7, 2018, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  This year in honoring Matt Parker, the AWCIA Reception will also include the Early Career Professionals (ECP).  This year, more than any prior year, we wish to celebrate our successful efforts in building a strong, healthy and capable American Weather Enterprise, and our reception will be a great opportunity to visit with old friends.  Please plan to join us in Austin! 

CoRiolis Reception
CoRiolis Reception
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Room 602 (Hilton)

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. The reception will feature a keynote speaker, Ms. Jessica Mink, who is a positional astronomer and software developer at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO).

Ribbon Cutting, Opening Reception, and Corporate Patron Recognition
Ribbon Cutting, Opening Reception, and Corporate Patron Recognition
Monday, 8 January 2018, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Entrance to Exhibit Hall 4

All attendees are invited to the Opening Reception of the 2018 Annual Meeting, sponsored by the exhibiting companies. Local government officials and other dignitaries will be there to cut the ribbon, officially opening the Exhibit Hall. Get your first look at new technology, publications, and programs featured in the largest exhibit space devoted to the weather, water, and climate sciences. Meet your peers over light refreshments, and visit the AMS Resource Center for souvenirs!

Poster Viewings with Coffee Breaks (Monday Session)
Poster Viewings with Coffee Breaks (Monday Session)
Monday, 8 January 2018, 4:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 2/3

We encourage all attendees to take the opportunity to grab a snack and coffee and spend this extended afternoon break networking with colleagues and viewing the hundreds of posters on display in the poster hall. Poster displays are grouped by conference and change each day.

Local Chapter Posters (Monday Session)
Local Chapter Posters (Monday Session)
Monday, 8 January 2018, 4:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 3

AMS local chapters will display posters related to their chapter history and activities at the 98th Annual Meeting. The posters will highlight all the interesting and exciting activities that AMS local chapters are involved in.

NWA Research Operations Nexus (RON) Meetup - Honoring the legacy of Ronald W. Przybylinski
NWA Research Operations Nexus (RON) Meetup - Honoring the legacy of Ronald W. Przybylinski
Monday, 8 January 2018, 4:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Ballroom A (ACC)

The RON provides the opportunity for an interactive "meetup" between research and operational meteorologists. The groups will rotate through a number of stations in speed-mentoring fashion and discuss a variety of ideas and themes that could benefit forecast and warning operations. The goal is simple: to build and develop new relationships in the nexus!

Ryan Reception
Ryan Reception
Monday, 8 January 2018, 8:00 p.m.
The Reverbery at the Hilton Austin

The Robert T. Ryan Symposium will conclude with a cocktail reception welcoming symposium attendees, along with Bob's numerous colleagues and former interns from across the weather enterprise. With a short program hosted by symposium co-chair and AMS Fellow Veronica Johnson of WJLA in Washington, D.C., this casual event will honor Bob for his distinguished career, achievements, and contributions to the American Meteorological Society. 

Fourth Annual Speed Networking Event for Students and Early Career Professionals
Fourth Annual Speed Networking Event for Students and Early Career Professionals
Monday, 8 January 2018, 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Ballroom A

The Speed Networking Event allows students and early professionals to network with mentors via ‘speed networking’ where the mentors (meteorology and allied discpline professionals) roam between tables at set intervals introducing the students and early professionals to a wide array of professions in the field of meteorology. The speed networking will be followed by a social with light hors d'oeuvres, providing a great time for open networking. This allows the students and the mentors of their selected discipline to have extended conversations after their speed-mentoring 
introductions.

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