Events

45 Beacon Street Open House
45 Beacon Street Open House

For those in town during the 100th Annual Meeting, the AMS Headquarters at 45 Beacon Street will be open for fifteen-minute tours, led by members of the AMS staff. The AMS is proud to maintain 45 Beacon as a historic building, honoring its origins as the home of the third mayor of Boston, Harrison Gray Otis. Designed by Charles Bulfinch, the house was completed in 1806, and stands as a beautiful example of Federal style architecture. The AMS received the house as a gift in 1958, and has been headquartered there ever since. Please feel free to stop by to learn more about this unique and beloved space.

Registration
Registration

North Lobby

  • Saturday, 11 January 2020 7:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12 January 2020 7:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, 13 January 2020 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 14 January 2020 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 15 January 2020 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 16 January 2020 7:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
AMS Information Desk
AMS Info Desk

North Lobby

  • Saturday, 11 January 2020, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12 January 2020, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, 13 January 2020, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 16 January 2020, 7:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Visitor Services Desk
Visitor Services Desk

North Lobby

Stop by the the Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau's Visitor Services Desk to plan to make the most of their trip! A Boston expert will be available to assist you with information regarding local attractions, restaurant recommendations, and ticket sales.

Career Resource and Graduate School Fair (Saturday Session)
Career Resource and Graduate School Fair (Saturday Session)

Saturday, 11 January 2020, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
East Registration Lobby

The Career Resource and Graduate School Fair is an excellent opportunity for job seekers and organizations to network. Job seekers can interview on site, in a one-on-one setting, with organizations looking to recruit highly talented individuals. Organizations can attract the attention of more than 4,000 professionals, recent graduates, and students in attendance.

Scout Event
Scout Event

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Westin Hotel, Marina Ballroom III & IV

AMS is offering Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts ages 10 and up an opportunity to earn the Weather-Ready Nation patch at this year’s Annual Meeting.

19th Annual Student Conference and 8th Conference for Early Career Professionals: Breakfast
19th Annual Student Conference and 8th Conference for Early Career Professionals: Breakfast

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Ballroom Foyer

More information to follow.

Meet President Jenni Evans
Meet President Jenni Evans

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Ballroom Foyer

This is a special event for Students and Early Career Professionals.

Academic Family Tree
Academic Family Tree

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 8:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Hall B

All are encouraged to stop by the Family Tree located in the Poster Hall.

  • Sunday, 12 January 2020, 8:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, 13 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
AMS Oral History Project
AMS Oral History Project

Sunday–Thursday, 12–16 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Elm 1 and 2, Westin Waterfront Hotel

Share your story about any aspect of your education, career, research, or any other facet of your experiences as a meteorologist at the AMS Oral History Project Booth.

  • Sunday, 12 January 2020 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, 13 January 2020 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 15 January 2020 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 16 January 2020 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m
Guest Welcome and Information Desk
Guest Welcome and Information Desk

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
North Lobby

Poster Hall
Poster Hall

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 12:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Hall B

We encourage all attendees to attend a special poster session at the conclusion of the 19th AMS Student Conference - it will provide a great opportunity for students to showcase their research.

Speaker Ready Room
Speaker Ready Room

102B

  • Sunday, 12 January 2020, 12:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
  • Monday, 13 January 2020, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 16 January 2020, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Newcomer's Welcome and Informational Exchange
Newcomer's Welcome and Informational Exchange

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location TBD

This session is designed to provide first-time attendees with an overview of the Annual Meeting and suggestions on how to get the most out of their time while attending the meeting. 

Presidential Forum, Annual Meeting Welcome and Awards Ceremony
Presidential Forum, Annual Meeting Welcome and Awards Ceremony

Sunday, 12 January 20, 4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Ballroom East

Meeting attendees should note that the Annual Meeting will hold this year’s Presidential Forum on Sunday, 12 January 2020 at 4:00 p.m.; it will not be held on Monday morning, as has been the case in previous years. 

All awards will be presented on Sunday afternoon, followed by a Welcome Reception to kick off the meeting. 

All are encouraged to attend.

Welcome Reception Honoring 2020 AMS Awardees and Newly Elected Fellows
Welcome Reception Honoring 2020 AMS Awardees and Newly Elected Fellows

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Hall B

A Welcome Reception Honoring Newly Elected Fellows and Featured AMS 2020 Award Winners will be held following the Presidential Forum and Annual Meeting Welcome. All are encouraged to attend.

Career Resource and Graduate School Fair (Sunday Session)
Career Resource and Graduate School Fair (Sunday Session)

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
East Registration Lobby

The Career Resource and Graduate School Fair is an excellent opportunity for job seekers and organizations to network. Job seekers can interview on site, in a one-on-one setting, with organizations looking to recruit highly talented individuals. Organizations can attract the attention of more than 4,000 professionals, recent graduates, and students in attendance.

Student Conference Poster Session
Student Conference Poster Session

Sunday, 12 January 2020 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Hall B

All attendees are invited to stop by the Student Conference poster session, where undergraduate and graduate Student Conference attendees showcase their research.

Coriolis Reception
Coriolis Reception

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Westin Hotel, Lewis

The Coriolis reception brings together lesbian–gay–bisexual–transgender–queer (LGBTQ) friends and allies to mentor, network, and connect with individuals who share common professional and personal interests. 

Tags: Diversity
The American Weather and Climate Industry Association (AWICA) Reception
The American Weather and Climate Industry Association (AWICA) Reception

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Westin Hotel, Marina Ballroom III

Tags: Diversity
Colour of Weather Reception
Colour of Weather Reception

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Westin Hotel, Marina Ballroom I

Please join us at the 19th Annual Colour of Weather Reception for appetizers, expanding social networks, and exploring our commonalities. All Are Welcome!  

Tags: Diversity
Early Career Professionals Reception
Early Career Professionals Reception

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Westin Hotel, Marina Ballroom II

If you consider yourself a student or early career professional, and are trying to find your niche in the AMS community, this is an excellent opportunity to do it.

Quiet Room
Quiet Room

Westin Hotel, Commonwealth C

  • Monday, 13 January 2020, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m
  • Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 16 January 2020, 7:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Local Chapter Posters (Monday Session)
Local Chapter Posters (Monday Session)

Monday, 13 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Hall B

AMS local chapters will display posters related to their chapter history and activities at the 100th Annual Meeting. The posters will highlight all the interesting and exciting activities that AMS local chapters are involved in.

Guest Coffee and Visit Boston Presentation
Guest Coffee and Visit Boston Presentation

Monday, 13 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Westin Hotel, Hancock

All guests of registered attendees are invited to stop by to meet other guests. This event will include coffee and a presentation from Visit Boston so guests can plan to make the most of their trip.

Poster Hall
Poster Hall

Monday, 13 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Hall B

We encourage all attendees to take the opportunity to spend the afternoon break networking with colleagues and viewing the hundreds of posters on display in the poster hall. Poster displays are grouped by conference and change each day.

Member Services Desk
Member Services Desk

North Lobby

More information regarding the Member Service Desk including hours to follow.

Coffee Break
Coffee Break

Monday, 13 January 2020, 10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Locations:

  • NE Lobby A/B1, Level 1, BCEC
  • NW Lobby A/B1, Level 1, BCEC
  • Northeast Lobby, Level 2, BCEC
  • Northwest Lobby, Level 2, BCEC
Daily Weather Briefings (Monday Session)
Daily Weather Briefings (Monday Session)

Monday, 13 January 2020, 1:00 p.m.–1:20 p.m.
157C

The focus of these 15–20-minute briefings will be on near- and short-term weather impacting the Northeast, including the Boston, MA, area, and extreme weather affecting urban or other vulnerable areas across the globe. 

Formal Poster Viewing Reception (Monday)
Formal Poster Viewing Reception (Monday)

Monday, 13 January 2020, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Hall B

We encourage all attendees to take the opportunity to grab a snack and coffee and spend this extended afternoon break networking with colleagues and viewing the hundreds of posters on display in the poster hall. Poster displays are grouped by conference and change each day.

Historical Instruments Exhibit
Historical Instruments Exhibit

Monday, 13 January 2020, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Hall A

All are encouraged to stop by Hall A to view the Historical Instruments Exhibit.

 

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Monday, 13 January 2020 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Entrance to Exhibit Hall A

Get your first look at new technology, publications, and programs featured in the largest exhibit space devoted to the weather, water, and climate sciences. Meet your peers over light refreshments, and visit the AMS Resource Center for souvenirs!

Susan Solomon Dinner
Susan Solomon Dinner

Monday, 13 January 2020, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
205C

The Susan Solomon Dinner Monday, 13 January, 2020 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m and will cost $55 per-ticket.

Sixth Annual Speed Networking Event for Students and Early Career Professionals
Sixth Annual Speed Networking Event for Students and Early Career Professionals

Monday, 13 January 2020, 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Exhibit Level/East Registration (Pre-function)

The Speed Networking Event allows students and early professionals to network with mentors. The speed networking will be followed by a social with light hors d'oeuvres, providing a great time for open networking.

AMS Broadcast Social
AMS Broadcast Social

Monday, 13 January 2020, 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
AMS Headquarters, 45 Beacon St. Boston, MA 

The AMS Broadcast Social is a highly anticipated networking event at every conference. Since the AMS Centennial is so large, it is especially important to have a time and place where broadcasters can gather to network, see old friends and discuss the evolving media industry

Local Chapter Posters (Tuesday Session)
Local Chapter Posters (Tuesday Session)

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Hall A

AMS local chapters will display posters related to their chapter history and activities at the 100th Annual Meeting. The posters will highlight all the interesting and exciting activities that AMS local chapters are involved in.

Historical Instruments Exhibit
Historical Instruments Exhibit

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Hall A

All are encouraged to stop by Hall A to view the Historical Instruments Exhibit.

 

Exhibits and Poster Hall Open
Exhibits and Poster Hall Open

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Hall A

We encourage all attendees to take the opportunity to spend the afternoon break networking with colleagues and viewing the posters and exhibits on display in the poster hall. Poster displays are grouped by conference and change each day.

Guest Coffee
Guest Coffee

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Westin Hotel, Hancock
 

All guests of registered attendees are invited to stop by to meet other guests. This event will include coffee.

Meet President Jenni Evans (Tuesday Session)
Meet President Jenni Evans (Tuesday Session)

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Hall A, AMS Booth, No. 335

All are encouraged to stop by the AMS Booth, No. 335, in the Exhibit Hall to meet AMS President Jenni Evans.

Coffee Break
Coffee Break

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Locations:

  • NE Lobby A/B1, Level 1, BCEC
  • NW Lobby A/B1, Level 1, BCEC
  • Northeast Lobby, Level 2, BCEC
  • Northwest Lobby, Level 2, BCEC
  • Exhibit Hall A, Exhibit Level, BCEC

 

Women in the Atmospheric Sciences Luncheon
Women in Atmospheric Sciences Luncheon

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
205C

As part of the AMS Centennial celebration, the 2020 Women in the Atmospheric Sciences Luncheon will celebrate the Evolution of Women in AMS: “Past, Present & Future”. We have come a long way: we must learn from the past (keynote: Valerie Samson, granddaughter of AMS founder), embrace the present and work together to shape the path forward for Women in AMS. We are all part of the puzzle, your story is our story, come join us. Everyone is welcome!

 

For more information, contact the AMS Board on Women and Minorities (BWM) Chair Aaron J. Piña (pina.aaron@gmail.com) or the Luncheon planning committee lead Yaitza Luna-Cruz (yalunas@gmail.com). Limited room capacity. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.  Come early!

Tags: Diversity
Movie Viewing - "Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet"
Movie Viewing - "Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet"

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
255

The Middle Atmosphere Symposium will be holding a screening of the PBS documentary “Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet”.

Daily Weather Briefings (Tuesday Session)
Daily Weather Briefings (Tuesday Session)

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 1:00 p.m.–1:20 p.m.
157C

The focus of these 15–20-minute briefings will be on near- and short-term weather impacting the Northeast, including the Boston, MA, area, and extreme weather affecting urban or other vulnerable areas across the globe. 

Coffee Break
Coffee Break

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location TBD

 

Formal Poster Viewing Reception (Tuesday)
Formal Poster Viewing Reception (Tuesday)

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Hall B

We encourage all attendees to take the opportunity to grab a snack and coffee and spend this extended afternoon break networking with colleagues and viewing the hundreds of posters on display in the poster hall. Poster displays are grouped by conference and change each day.

University Night Receptions
University Night Receptions

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Westin Hotel

Robert Dickinson Symposium Dinner
Robert Dickinson Symposium Dinner

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Location TBD

Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets when preregistering since only a limited number will be available on site. All are invited to attend.

Historical Instruments Exhibit
Historical Instruments Exhibit

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Hall A

All are encouraged to stop by Hall A to view the Historical Instruments Exhibit.

 

Exhibits and Poster Hall Open
Exhibits and Poster Hall Open

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Hall A

We encourage all attendees to take the opportunity to spend the afternoon break networking with colleagues and viewing the posters and exhibits on display in the poster hall. Poster displays are grouped by conference and change each day.

Local Chapter Posters (Wednesday Session)
Local Chapter Posters (Wednesday Session)

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Hall A

AMS local chapters will display posters related to their chapter history and activities at the 100th Annual Meeting. The posters will highlight all the interesting and exciting activities that AMS local chapters are involved in.

Guest Coffee
Guest Coffee

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Westin Hotel, Hancock 

All guests of registered attendees are invited to stop by to meet other guests. This event will include coffee.

Coffee Break
Coffee Break

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Locations:

  • NE Lobby A/B1, Level 1, BCEC
  • NW Lobby A/B1, Level 1, BCEC
  • Northeast Lobby, Level 2, BCEC
  • Northwest Lobby, Level 2, BCEC
  • Exhibit Hall A, Exhibit Level, BCEC

 

Meet President Jenni Evans (Wednesday Session)
Meet President Jenni Evans (Wednesday Session)

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Hall A, AMS Booth, No. 335

All are encouraged to stop by the AMS Booth, No. 335, in the Exhibit Hall to meet AMS President Jenni Evans.

Wayne Schubert Luncheon
Wayne Schubert Luncheon

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets when preregistering since only a limited number will be available on site. All are invited to attend.

Daily Weather Briefings (Wednesday Session)
Daily Weather Briefings (Wednesday Session)

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 1:00 p.m.–1:20 p.m.
157C

These 10-15 minute briefings will provide analyses and forecasts of major national weather features and impacts, with focus on near- and short-term weather impacting the Northeast, including the Boston, MA, area, and extreme weather affecting urban or other vulnerable areas across the globe.

Free Legal Consultations (provided by the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund)
Free Legal Consultations (provided by the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund)

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 1:00 pm. –6:00 p.m. 
Westin Hotel, Executive Boardroom 

 

Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop on Work Climate: Responding to Sexual Harassment
Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop on Work Climate: Responding to Sexual Harassment

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
205C

The Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop on Work Climate: Responding to Sexual Harassment is scheduled for Wednesday, 15 January 2020 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Coffee Break
Coffee Break

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location TBD

 

Formal Poster Viewing Reception (Wednesday)
Formal Poster Viewing Reception (Wednesday)

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Hall B

We encourage all attendees to take the opportunity to grab a snack and coffee and spend this extended afternoon break networking with colleagues and viewing the hundreds of posters on display in the poster hall. Poster displays are grouped by conference and change each day.

Exhibit Hall Networking Reception
Exhibit Hall Networking Reception

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall A

Centennial Celebration
Centennial Celebration

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom of the BCEC

 

Exhibits Hall Open
Exhibits Hall Open

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Hall A

We encourage all attendees to take the opportunity to spend the break networking with colleagues and viewing the exhibits on display in the poster hall.

Historical Instruments Exhibit
Historical Instruments Exhibit

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Hall A

All are encouraged to stop by Hall A to view the Historical Instruments Exhibit.

 

Exhibit Hall Breakfast
Exhibit Hall Breakfast

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:30-10:30 a.m
Exhibit Hall A

A free continental breakfast will be served—help yourself to coffee and visit that booth you’ve been meaning to investigate before it closes!

Meet President Jenni Evans (Thursday Session)
Meet President Jenni Evans (Thursday Session)

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Hall A, AMS Booth, No. 335

All are encouraged to stop by the AMS Booth, No. 335, in the Exhibit Hall to meet AMS President Jenni Evans.

Sustainability Tour at Boston University
Sustainability Tour at Boston University

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Boston University

Sponsored by the AMS Committee on Environmental Stewardship

Daily Weather Briefings (Thursday Session)
Daily Weather Briefings (Thursday Session)

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 1:00 p.m.–1:20 p.m.
157C

The focus of these 15–20-minute briefings will be on near- and short-term weather impacting the Northeast, including the Boston, MA, area, and extreme weather affecting urban or other vulnerable areas across the globe.

Free Legal Consultations (provided by the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund)
Free Legal Consultations (provided by the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund)

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 1:30 p.m. ­– 5:00 p.m
Westin Hotel, Executive Boardroom 

 

Coffee Break
Coffee Break

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Locations:

  • NE Lobby A/B1, Level 1, BCEC
  • NW Lobby A/B1, Level 1, BCEC
  • Northeast Lobby, Level 2, BCEC
  • Northwest Lobby, Level 2, BCEC