Colour of Weather Reception

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

Colour of Weather Reception

The theme of the Seventeenth Annual Colour of Weather is “‎Listening as Part of an Effective Communication Strategy.”

Recent trends in public and professional communications seem to be dominated by intolerant dismissiveness and/or outright silencing of oppositional voices through direct sanctioning on intimidation.  These attitudes entrench barriers to progress and exacerbate confirmation bias in a litany of situations.  Undertaking a listening strategy is even more important in the increasingly divisive environment that appears to characterize our Nation and within STEM organizations in current times. AMS President, Matt Parker, felt strongly that communication is key to connecting current scientists with the next generation across the diversity of cultures, generations, and perspectives.  In this year’s Colour of Weather, we will explore ways of active and engaged listening in support of Matt’s vision. 

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

All Are Welcome!  Colour of Weather was formed from an aspirational goal for greater inclusion and access of people from all backgrounds in the Geosciences. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, or sexual orientation, in any of our activities or operations. 

The event is co-sponsored by the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS), the Howard University Graduate Program in Atmospheric Sciences, and the Penn State Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, the Department of Earth Sciences at Millersville University, the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmospheres and Ocean (JISAO), and the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) Program at UCAR.

Other Event information can be found at the NCAS website.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Vernon Morris (e-mail: