Eighth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals

Sunday, 12 January - Monday, 13 January 2020

In order to stand out and succeed, one must get out of their comfort zone and think “outside the box.” The Board for Early Career Professionals aims to assist young professionals, providing tips and tricks to succeed in the Weather, Water and Climate enterprise. The 8th Annual AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals serves as a gateway for graduate students and those early in their careers to connect and network with other members, boards, and leaders of AMS.


Topics Covered

Presented by the Board for Early Career Professionals, the conference will consist of a diverse mix of speakers, panelists, and small group discussions. Several networking opportunities will encourage inclusive interactions with both attendees and invited early, mid, and late-career professionals involved in the Weather, Water, and Climate enterprise. Sessions will cover a variety of items that are of interest to new scientists, in addition to other interdisciplinary topics not normally taught in academia and the workplace, such as entrepreneurship, negotiation, workplace conflict resolution, and soft skills. Attendees will gain a better understanding of where the society is heading, relate to their professional colleagues to foster better communication, and possess the tools necessary to stay relevant in the workforce. We hope you will think outside the box, and have fun doing it!

Up-to-date information on the Early Career Professionals Conference can be found on Facebook (search “AMS Early Career Professionals”), Twitter (@AMSEarlyCareer) and Instagram (ams_becp).

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The Eighth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals is hosted by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Board for Early Career Professionals. Please note that in order to attend the Early Career Professionals conference, you MUST:

  • Be an active AMS Member or AMS Student Member. Apply/renew membership.
  • Register for the Eighth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals*

The registration rate is $35 before 15 December, 2019. The registration rate is $50 after 15 December. Registration must be completed online. On-site registration is available on a space available basis ONLY. The on-site registration rate is $50.

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* The AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals registration is separate from AMS Annual Meeting Registration.  If you would like to attend the AMS Annual Meeting (Mon-Thur) as well, please visit the main registration page for more information.

Conference Contact(s)

For additional information, please contact the conference chairpersons Jordan Bell, Becky DePodwin, Brad Johnson, and Bill Burkey.