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

Special Sessions/Programs of General Interest

17th Presidential Forum: Earth System Observations in Service to Society
Monday, 23 January 2017, 9:00 A.M., 6ABC

This year’s Presidential Forum will include presentations and discussion about how our current observations serve societal needs and the limitations, vulnerabilities, and requirements for our future Earth observing system.

Meet AMS President Fred Carr
Tuesday 24 January–Thursday, 26 January, 10:00–10:30 A.M.; AMS Resource Center
AMS Career Fair
21–23 January 2017, Poster Hall
WeatherReady Nation Scout Event
Sunday, 22 January 2017, 7:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M., 615
Newcomer's Welcome and Informational Exchange
Sunday 22 January, 3:00–4:00 P.M., 401
97th Annual Review, New Fellows, and Featured Awards
Sunday, 22 January, 4:00–5:30 P.M., 4C-3/4
Sunday, 22 January 2017, 5:00–8:00 P.M. at Cray Supercomputing (901 5th Avenue, No. 1000, in Seattle, which is close to the Washington State Convention Center).
Core Science Keynotes

These talks are intended to highlight, discipline by discipline, the history, foundational knowledge, and research challenges that drive our field forward as a whole, as well as providing information on and addressing the topic of the greatest observational needs in the subdisciplines of each particular conference with the specific or closely related field.

Local Chapter Posters

AMS local chapters will display posters highlighting all the interesting and exciting activities that AMS Local Chapters are involved in. 

Daily Weather Briefings
Monday–Thursday, 23–26 January 2017, 12:45–1:05 P.M., 611

These 30-minute presentations will focus on the complex weather of the Pacific Northwest along with a summary of major national weather features and forecast issues.

Book Signings
Book Signings
Tuesday, 24 January, 9:30 A.M.–11:00 A.M.; Resource Center
Women in Atmospheric Sciences Luncheon
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:00–1:30 PM, 3AB

Featuring M. J. McDermott. Ms. McDermott is currently a morning meteorologist on the FOX affiliate in Seattle, Washington (Q13 News) and is an author of three books, including the upcoming Forecasting your Brightest Future:  10 Tools from a Meteorologist to Help You Get What You Want out of Life.

Tour of the Bullitt Center
Thursday, 26 January 2017, 2:30–3:30 P.M. and 3:30–4:30 P.M.