FAQ

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We are committed to ensuring that the 102nd Annual Meeting allows you to share your science and connect with one another however we can - whether it be in-person, remotely, or a mix of both - despite the uncertainties and challenges we are all facing. 

 

We are offering flexible presentation and attendance options so that you can adjust your plans to fit your comfort level. Additional details on presenting and attending can be found here.

As we continue to plan for the 102nd Annual Meeting, our highest priority remains the health and safety of our attendees, staff, and the community in which we will meet. Please view this page for information on how we are planning for your health and safety at the 102nd Annual Meeting.

The ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19 and travel restrictions for those entering the US is constantly being updated and changed. This website has the latest information on the matter.

We also encourage you to review the AMS Commitment to Care statement and these tips for Visiting Houston Safely.

The 102nd AMS Annual Meeting will be held 23–27 January 2022 in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

For those unable to join us in Houston, we have added more details on what remote attendance and remote presentation will look like. Additional details can be found here.

 

We have negotiated special rates at the Hilton of the Americas (HQ) and the Marriott Marquis hotels in Houston. View our housing page for more information and book your hotel room soon! There are a limited number of rooms available at these discounted rates.

Please note attendees are responsible for making their own reservations.

The 2022 Overall Planning Committee consists of John Lanicci and Gina Eosco (Co-chairpersons) as well as Andrea Bleistein, Roger Pulwarty, and Eileen Shea. A complete listing of the Officers of the AMS 102nd Annual Meeting is available.

Please reach out to the 2022 Overall Planning Committee or conference/symposium program chairs, or submit a session topic proposal

 

The 102nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting theme can be found here
Presentation content is organized into conferences/symposia, and the sessions. 
We are no longer accepting session topic proposals.

Session Topic Proposals are no longer being accepted. 

Please note person roles, such as session chair, will be discussed in early May after acceptances are sent. Potential involvement will be decided at the program chairs discretion. Topics that are accepted may be dissolved or merged with another session based on the number of submissions received.

View the call for papers for the Conferences and Symposia that will take place during the Annual Meeting and submit an abstract by 8 September 2021. Accepted authors will be notified in early October. Please note that the $95 abstract submission fee is separate from the registration fee. All presenters must register for the 102nd Annual Meeting.

There are three (3) options for preferred presentation type during the abstract submission process: In-person Oral Presentation, In-person Poster Presentation, and Virtual Presentation. We’ll accommodate you if you need to change your presentation type before the meeting takes place. To learn more about these presentation types, please visit here.

You can withdraw your abstract using Presenter’s Corner.

Your User Portal provides a list of entries/submissions such as topics or abstracts you have submitted OR on which you are the presenting author.

Edits to the title, author list, and presentation type can be made using Presenter’s Corner until 1 November.

Your User Portal provides a list of entries/submissions such as topics or abstracts you have submitted OR on which you are the presenting author.

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

No, the $95 abstract submission fee is separate from the registration fee. Please note, all presenters must register for the 102nd Annual Meeting.

No, AMS Membership is not required in order to attend the 102nd Annual Meeting. Please note, members do receive a registration discount.

Membership is needed to attend the 21st Student Conference.

Registration rates for the 102nd Annual Meeting are posted and registration will open in mid-October 2021. Short course and special conference registration will be posted in September. 

Presenters, please note that the $95 abstract submission fee is separate from the registration fee. All presenters must register for the 102nd Annual Meeting.

Additional information on registration and rates will be found on the Registration page.

Program chairs are responsible for the content, abstract review process and scheduling of the Conference/Symposia programs. They work closely with AMS staff to plan a successful program, attend live sessions, reach out to the lead planner(s) with questions or concerns, and alert AMS Meetings Department about any changes to the agenda.

Session chairs are responsible for the flow of sessions and speakers. Specific responsibilities are included below.  

  • Arrive to the session before live session begins.
  • Make welcoming remarks/housekeeping notes to begin the session and introduce each speaker in the session.
  • When applicable, make welcoming remarks/housekeeping notes to begin the poster session and introduce each presenter in the session.
  • Moderate Q&A and ask own questions if there are no attendee questions.
  • Keep session running on time. Enlist your volunteer to help with this process.

Moderators are responsible for the flow of Panel Discussions. Specific responsibilities are included below.  

  • Arrive to the session room before live session begins.
  • Make welcoming remarks/ housekeeping notes to begin the panel and introduce each panelist in the session.
  • Moderate Q&A and ask own question if there are no attendee questions.
  • Keep panel running on time. Enlist your volunteer to help with this process.

Speakers present abstract content during a live session. Typically, each presentation consists of technical content discussion followed by questions and answers.

Poster Presenters present abstract content during a live poster session. Poster presenters remain by their poster to discuss and answer questions during the formal poster viewing hours.  

We expect to enlist student volunteers to help run the 102nd Annual Meeting. Once we have identified aspects where we will need assistance, we will post student volunteer opportunities on the 102nd Annual Meeting website’s student page.

Yes, funding opportunities for students include student travel grants, student travel awards, and student volunteering opportunities. We will post these opportunities on the 102nd Annual Meeting website’s student page.

We will be seeking the help of volunteers to moderate and assist with various other parts of the 102nd Annual Meeting. Once we have identified aspects where we will need assistance, we will post volunteer opportunities on the 102nd Annual Meeting website. In the meantime, please send any suggestions to meetings@ametsoc.org.

It is our sincere desire to comply fully with both the letter and the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and to ensure that this and all Annual Meetings are useful, productive, inclusive, and accessible for all. For questions about accessibility or to make suggestions, please contact AMS staff by email (accessibility@ametsoc.org) or by phone (617-226-3916). Four-week advance notice is recommended to ensure seamless action.

Additional information can be found on the Accessibility at the Meeting web page.

Information and rates on exhibiting at the 102nd Annual Meeting can be found on the exhibitors page.