Don't Miss Events

Make the Most of Your Annual Meeting

Living legends and rising stars. These are the events you can't afford to miss at this year's Annual Meeting.

Presidential Sessions

New this year, we have planned Presidential Forum Sessions as a way to illustrate how the annual meeting theme of "The AMS Past, Present, and Future: Linking Information to Knowledge to Society (LINKS)" carries across our profession.


Gina McCarthy Headshot

Presidential Forum, Annual Meeting Welcome, and Awards Ceremony

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Gina McCarthy, Keynote Speaker


Presidential Forum Sessions

Eight sessions, all week long.

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Presidential Town Hall Meetings





Presidential Town Hall with Carl Spector

Financial Weather and Climate Risk Management
Monday, January 13, 2020: 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM




Presidential Town Hall Meeting

Confronting Bullying, Discrimination, and Harassment in the Geosciences
Wednesday, January 15, 2020: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM




Presidential Town Hall with Bill Gail

Pathways to Tackle Future Challenges
Thursday, January 16, 2020: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Award-Winning Expertise

To highlight the AMS 2020 Awardees, we invited this honored group to participate in the Annual Meeting. Make sure to schedule in their presentations today.

Award Recipients


Town Hall Meetings

More informal in nature than our technical sessions, our Town Hall Meetings cover some of the hottest topics and draw some of the biggest names in the water, weather, and climate community.

Town Hall Program

Side Panel Discussions

Our Side Panel Program is partnered with Town Hall Meetings to allow for the conversation to continue outside of the technical sessions with the ability of the conversation to be recorded.

Side Panel Discussions

EMS Lecture

Monday, 13 January, 9:15-10:00 AM

The EMS Lecture will be given in a session sponsored by the 48th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology. The lecture will be given by Tanja Cegnar, Slovenian Environment Agency, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The title of the lecture is “Talking about Weather and Climate in Europe.” 

Walter Orr Roberts Lecture

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

The Walter Orr Roberts Lecture will be given in a session sponsored by the 15th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice. The lecture will be given by Walker Ashley, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. The title of the lecture is “Severe Thunderstorms and Their Impacts: Past, Present and Future.” 

Robert H. Horton Lecture

Wednesday, 15 January 1:30-2:30 PM

The Robert H. Horton Lecture will be given in a session sponsored by the 34th Conference on Hydrology. The lecture will be given by Terri S. Hogue, Colorado School of Mines, Golden Colorado. The title of the lecture is “Human-water Interactions in Urban Systems: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century.” 

Named Sessions

Louis J. Lanzerotti

Louis J. Lanzerotti Session on Heliophysics and Space Weather in History
Monday, 13 January 2020, 2:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m., 205A

Fuqing Zhang

Joint Session on Scales Interactions and Predictability – In memory of Fuqing Zhang: Parts I & II
Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m., 104C

Ronald (Ron) W. Przybylinski

AMS/NWA Ronald W. Przybylinski Research Operations Nexus (RON) Meetup
13 January 2020, 2:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m., 205C

Centennial Celebration

During this once in a lifetime event, we'll travel back and party through the first decades of AMS!

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And Be Sure Not to Miss...

Susan Solomon Symposium

To honor Prof. Solomon’s past achievements in and ongoing contributions to atmospheric science. Sessions will highlight the history and future of environmental policy and assessments, breakthroughs in middle atmospheric and ozone science, and provide perspectives on our changing climate—one of the greatest challenges of our time.

Robert Dickinson Symposium

Through a long career over half a century, Robert Dickinson is one of the most prominent scientists who have been closely associated with the growth of AMS and the fields it represents.

Wayne Schubert Symposium

The symposium will celebrate and honor Professor Schubert for his distinguished career as a researcher and educator in atmospheric science. His contributions have been far-reaching and pioneering, yielding profound new insights into tropical cyclones, moist convection, and the dynamics of mesoscale and synoptic-scale phenomena.

Policy Leadership in Weather, Water, and Climate: Part I & Part II

David Kenny has a legacy career across the tech sector with experience at many storied corporations including IBM, The Weather Company, Best Buy, Yahoo, Digitas, Akamai and Publicis. He is passionate about organizational excellence, good leadership, diversity and inclusion, emerging technology, and of course, the AMS community. Come hear Mr. Kenny share his thoughts on what the world can learn from the AMS and what the AMS might learn from the rest of the world.

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Around Boston, with the Annual Meeting

Explore historic AMS Headquarters or take a sustainability tour of Boston University.
This week, Boston is your backyard.