16th Conference on Space Weather

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts were due on August 15, 2018.

Author and Presenter Instructions

The 16th Conference on Space Weather is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the Committee on Space Weather.

Topics Covered

Papers for this conference are solicited on the following:

  • advances in space weather research and modeling;
  • extreme space weather events throughout the heliosphere;
  • national and international efforts in space weather: growing global preparedness;
  • space weather effects on high flyers;
  • space weather and society: education and communication;
  • space weather as we approach solar minimum;
  • and whole atmosphere coupling during extreme events.

Student Award Opportunities

The Committee on Space Weather offers two student award opportunities for students participating in the 16th Conference on Space Weather at the 99th AMS Annual Meeting.  Both of these opportunities are only available to students who have submitted an abstract for the conference. Both oral and poster presentations are eligible:  


Student Travel Awards: 


The committee will be providing several small travel grants ($400) to help defray the cost of attending the AMS meeting for students who submitted abstracts to present at the Space Weather Conference. Students who wish to apply are required to submit the following documents to either of the program chairs: 1) the presentation abstract, 2) statement of why they want to attend the meeting, 3) statement of commitment to attend if awarded the travel award, and 4) letter of recommendation from their adviser. 


Travel Award applications are due October 15, 2018, and notifications to recipients will be sent by November 1, 2018.  


Student Presentation Awards: 


We are pleased to offer two $100 student presentation awards to be given during the 16th Conference on Space Weather at the 99th AMS Annual Meeting. Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best student (undergraduate or graduate) oral and poster presentations given during the meeting.  $50 runner-up awards are also available for exceptional presentations. The considerations for an award include:

  • originality of the work;
  • relevance to space weather research and/or applications; 
  • quality of the presentation and its delivery;
  • relation to the AMS meeting theme. 

The theme of the 99th Annual Meeting is “Understanding and building resilience to extreme events by being interdisciplinary, international, and inclusive.”  Members of the Space Weather Science and Technical Activities Commission (STAC) will evaluate the submissions and select the awardees. 

Conference Contact(s)

For additional information, please contact the program chairs, Rich Behnke (email: [email protected]) or Barbara Thompson (email: [email protected]).