Ninth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals

10 January 2021—11 January 2021

Ninth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals

Presented by the Board for Early Career Professionals, the Early Career Professionals Conference will consist of a diverse mix of speakers, panelists, small group discussions and joint sessions with other conferences and symposia. The Early Career Professionals Conference will provide you with several networking opportunities to encourage inclusive interactions with both attendees and invited early, mid, and late-career professionals involved in the Weather, Water, Climate, and Environmental enterprise. Sessions will cover a variety of items that are of interest to new scientists, such as:

  • How to navigate through a “Career Event” in your career
  • Adaptive Communication/Communicating Across Generations - Joint Session with the Student Conference
  • Advocates and Allies - Joint session with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Symposium
  • Forecasting – Similarities Between Forecasting the Weather and the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Imposter Syndrome - Working from Home - Joint Session with the Board for Private Sector Meteorologist

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 as the BECP conference focuses on interdisciplinary topics not normally taught in academia and the workplace. We hope you will think outside the box, and have fun doing it!

The Ninth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals will be held as part of the 2021 Annual Meeting.  Registration for the Annual Meeting will include access to the Early Career Conference, a separate registration is not required.  

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

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chair: Bill Burkey (