Events

Meet President-Elect and Acting President Roger M. Wakimoto
Tuesday–Thursday, 9–11 January 2018, 10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
AMS Resource Center

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

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Presidential Forum
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D
Meet President-Elect and Acting President Roger M. Wakimoto and Presidential Forum Speaker Richard Alley
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Location TBD

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

Scout Event
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location TBD

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
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Location TBD
98th Annual Review, New Fellows, and Featured Awards
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 5:00 p.m.–6:15 p.m.
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D

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

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.

Fellow's Reception
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 6:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m.
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EFG Foyer
AMS Career Fair
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 6:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 5

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Colour of Weather Reception
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Location TBD

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CoRiolis Reception
Sunday, 7 January 2018, 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Location TBD

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
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!

Local Chapter Posters
Monday–Wednesday, 8–10 January 2018, 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 4

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.

Daily Weather Briefings
Monday–Thursday, 8–11 January 2018, 12:35 p.m.–1:05 p.m.
Location TBD

These 30-minute briefings will provide analyses and forecasts of major national weather features and impacts, with focus on central Texas weather affecting the meeting.

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. Check back soon for more information.

Poster Viewings with Coffee Breaks
Tuesday–Wednesday, 9–10 January 2018, 3:45 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 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.

Women in Atmospheric Sciences Luncheon
Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A

The 2018 Women in the Atmospheric Sciences Luncheon will focus on the importance of inclusion and diversity in atmospheric and computational science and related fields. The Luncheon will feature four panelists, including Dr. Valerie Taylor from Argonne National Laboratory, Dr. Patty Lopez from Intel Corporation, Ms. Tracy Hansen from NOAA’s Global Systems Division, and Ms. Jessica Mink from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. All are encouraged to attend this luncheon.

Webster Dinner
Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A

Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets when preregistering since only a limited number will be available on site. All are invited to attend.

Awards Banquet Reception
Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 4

In advance of the AMS Annual Awards Banquet, all attendees are invited to a reception in Exhibit Hall 4. Our exhibitors come from all over the United States and abroad and showcase a wide range of products, publications, and services. This is a great opportunity to browse new publications, visit interactive exhibits, pick up AMS merchandise, or network with vendors.

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