FAQ

The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held 12 to 16 January 2020.  The meeting will take place in Boston, Massachusetts. Annual Meeting registration, scientific sessions, poster sessions, exhibits, short courses, town hall meetings, and WeatherFest will be held in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, located at 415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210.

AMS committee meetings, receptions, and events will be held at the AMS headquarters hotel, the Westin Boston Waterfront located at 425 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210.

https://annual.ametsoc.org/2020/index.cfm/travel/hotels/  Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. Information will be posted in mid-August, after the Government Per Diem rates are announced. 

You can withdraw your abstract using Presenter’s Corner:  https://ams.confex.com/ams/extra.cgi 

Edits to the title and author list can be made until November 1.

The Standard Poster Display is a 4' x 8' (1.2m x 2.4m) double-sided Velcro covered panel. These panels have a horizontal/landscape orientation.  Additional information can be found at https://annual.ametsoc.org/2020/index.cfm/information-for/authors-and-presenters/

Please note that the abstract fee of $95 is refundable only if the abstract is NOT accepted.

No.  The $95 abstract fee is separate from the Annual Meeting registration fee.

You may bring up to two guests to the event.  Guests will not be able to join you for sessions but may join you for functions to which all attendees are invited. Guests are allowed into Town Hall Meetings, poster sessions, the exhibit hall and coffee breaks. 

Guest badges are available for purchase at $50.00 each. 

Tickets may be purchased online during the registration process.  If you need to add a ticket after you have registered, please email the Meetings department staff with the details:  meetings@ametsoc.org

Refunds (less a $25 processing fee) will be granted only for cancellations received before 21 December 2019.  If you need to cancel your registration, please email meetings@ametsoc.org with you name and the reason for cancelation.

Early registration/lowest rates deadline – December 3rd

Refund/cancelation (less a $25 processing fee) deadline - 21 December 2019

Registration fees vary depending on the attendee type, package type and date of registration.  Please visit the main registration page for pricing:  https://annual.ametsoc.org/2020/index.cfm/registration/ 

Registration can be completed online:  https://annual.ametsoc.org/2020/index.cfm/registration/

If you are unable to register online, please contact the Meetings department staff:  meetings@ametsoc.org

The dress code is business casual.

Information can be found at:  https://annual.ametsoc.org/2020/index.cfm/travel/visa-information-for-international-attendees/  Please note you either must have an accepted abstract to the Annual Meeting or must be registered and paid in full in order to receive an invitation letter.

Childcare will not be provided.  We recommend checking with your hotel for suggestions.

No.  AMS Membership is not required in order to attend the meeting. 

Badges can be picked up at the registration desk, located in the North Lobby of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.