Accessibility at the Convention Center:
The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is accessible to patrons with disabilities. Please see the complete guide on accessibility here.
A limited number of wheelchairs are available free-of-charge for guest convenience at the BCEC.
AMS welcomes those who assist others in need during the 100th Annual Meeting. Caretakers are individuals who are at the meeting to assist with childcare or those with ADA needs. Individuals may register for free at the AMS Registration Desk located in the North Lobby of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center; valid identification is required.
The Quiet Room is Commonwealth C in the Westin and is open to all attendees. The Quiet Room’s hours can be found here.
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center:
The Mamava Nursing Pod is located in the BCEC on the southeast side of 1st level, adjacent to restrooms. Information regarding the Mamava pod and its location, can be viewed here. Please note, the pod is accessible through the Mamava app. For more information regarding the app, view the Mamava FAQ page here. Please see the AMS Registration Desk for assistance.
The mother’s room is located in the Marina Ballroom Coatroom. Please see AMS Staff in the Frost Room or contact Marissa Welch at email@example.com to obtain a key.
Need to report unprofessional or disrespectful conduct? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-226-3965.
AMS is committed to creating an environment for meetings that “embraces diversity through the inclusion of individuals across age, gender, race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, physical ability, marital status, sexual orientation, body shape or size, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, and other facets of social diversity” (see: Diversity and Inclusion at AMS).
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is committed to, and benefits from the full and equitable participation of a diverse community in its membership, in its activities, and in the audiences that it serves.
Plans for making the 100th Annual Meeting inclusive for all include:
We invite all attendees to the following events:
Presidential Town Hall: "Confronting Bullying, Discrimination, and Harassment in the Geosciences"
Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 12:15-1:15pm, BCEC - Room TBD
Women in the Atmospheric Sciences Luncheon
Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:00pm –1:30pm, BCEC - 205C
Bystander Training Workshop: "Work climate: Responding to Sexual Harassment"
Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 1:30-4:30pm, BCEC - 205C
Joint Sessions organized by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium
The AMS has recently formed a Presidential Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) that is being led by Susan Avery. The goals of the task force are to
1) Assess the effectiveness of the AMS’s broadening participation efforts and to determine if the current activities provide an integrated and coherent plan moving forward.
2) Provide a strategic vision for D&I that could be integrated into the planning for the
Centennial meeting that is currently underway.
3) Suggest changes, including bold ones if needed, that would enhance D&I across the Society.
AMS Diversity and Inclusion Task Force
For more information about Diversity and Inclusion at AMS, please visit: