48th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology

Registration for the 100th Annual Meeting is now open!
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Abstract Submissions

Abstracts were due on August 8, 2019.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

The 48th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Board of Broadcast Meteorology

Join us at the 48th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society at the AMS Centennial Annual Meeting!

 

The Broadcast Conference will be held at the Boston Exhibition and Convention Center January 13-15, 2020.  Less than two miles from AMS Headquarters, the AMS Centennial Meeting will attract not only TV meteorologists, but also other scientists, educators, students and various other professionals from around the world.  We will all come together where AMS originated – in Boston, MA. Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is only three miles from the Exhibition and Convention Center. Hotel information will be available in Mid-August on the AMS travel page

 

The Centennial theme is “The AMS Past, Present and Future: Linking Information to Knowledge to Society (LINKS).  LINKS applies to research, broadcast, WX service & other government services, industry applications, risk management, education, policy, communications and watch/warning responses, building links across technologies, links across research & applications, and more.”

 

Like in previous years, we also encourage presentations that focus on recent weather events and weather phenomenon that are unique to our host region. As TV meteorologists, we encourage broadcaster presentations, showcasing how science is communicated across the country. Student presentations are also welcome! Below are some suggested areas we hope to delve into during our 2020 conference.

 

  • Communicating Resilience To Your Viewers
  • Coping with 21st Century Issues
  • The Future of Local TV news/weather: Building trust and viewership through innovations.
  • Using legacy media in a digital first world, broadcast meteorology in the newspaper industry
  • Weather and Climate, Observing, Forecasting, Communications, and Decisions: What We Have Learned- Where we are Heading
  • Challenges in the changing media world
  • Our changing climate 
  • Station Scientist

 

We also encourage presentations in other genres, including connections with social science, oceanography, aviation, agriculture, astronomy and space weather.

 

More details on the conference program will appear on the AMS website this fall.

 

The deadline for abstracts is August 1, 2019. An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is charged at the time of submission (refundable only if abstract is not accepted). The $95 abstract fee includes the submission of your abstract, the posting of your extended abstract, and the uploading and recording of your presentation that will be archived on the AMS website. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail this fall. Instructions for formatting abstracts are on the AMS webpage at https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/meetings-events/abstract-author-and-presenter-information/abstract-author-instructions/

All abstracts and conference presentations will be made available on the AMS website.

 

The early registration deadline for the conference is December 2. Conference attendees may receive a special AMS group rate at certain area hotels for the dates January 12-16, 2020.

 

Weather and media vendors are encouraged to participate in the conference by purchasing AMS exhibit booth space to showcase their latest products and advancements. Exhibitors may also participate in the conference by presenting during the conference sessions.

 

If you have suggestions for or questions about the conference content please contact the 48th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology Chairs, Cheryl Nelson (cher_nelson@hotmail.com) and Joe Murgo (jmurgo@nexstar.t).

 

For exhibitor questions, please contact Jennifer Rosen, Exhibits Manager (jrosen@ametsoc.org). For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie Armstrong, Director of Development (617-227-2426 ext. 3906) (armstrong@ametsoc.org). For all other questions, please contact Ricky Sidla (rsidla@ametsoc.org).

 

Follow us on Twitter @AMSBroadcastCon for updates!

Call for Papers

  • Communicating Resilience To Your Viewers
  • The Future of Local TV NEWS/weather: Building trust and viewership through innovations
  • Using legacy media in a digital first world, broadcast meteorology in the newspaper industry
  • Weather and Climate, Observing, Forecasting, Communications, and Decisions: What We Have Learned- Where we are Heading
  • Challenges in the changing media world
  • Our changing climate 
  • Station Scientist

Conference Contact(s)

Cheryl Nelson (cher_nelson@hotmail.com) & Joe Murgo (jmurgo@nexstar.tv)