FAQ

If you can't find your answer in the list below, please visit the contact us page or view the Authors and Presenters FAQ.

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.

As information evolves, so too does the AMS Commitment to Care. AMS will require vaccination for in-person attendees at the AMS Annual Meeting in Houston. Please give us time to update our policy over the coming weeks. Requiring vaccinations requires careful and well thought out implementation. Your AMS staff, AMS 2021 President, and 2022 Annual Meeting Committee are all working tirelessly to ensure your health and safety. You, our AMS membership, are important to us, and we are listening to you. We ask for your patience as we continue to work on our implementation strategy. Once it's final, the AMS Commitment to Care document will be updated. Stay tuned!

We want to be able to offer our members and partners the opportunity to connect, share, and learn in person.

 

Given the current uncertainty around COVID and the Delta variant, and based on the science as we understand it today, we believe that a vaccination requirement best supports our doing so safely for all. The science is pretty clear that being fully vaccinated greatly reduces the chances of serious illness, even when there is a breakthrough case, compared to being unvaccinated.

 

Please view additional information regarding Health and Safety at the 102nd Annual Meeting here.

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

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.

Yes. There will be a food court area in the back of the poster hall during lunch time. We are working with the Convention Center to provide options, such as salads and sandwiches, along with hot items each day. There are also a few restaurants just outside the Convention Center doors as well as in the AMS hotels.

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.

 

The 102nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting theme can be found here
Presentation content is organized into conferences/symposia, and the sessions. 
 

There are four (4) options for preferred presentation type: In-person Oral Presentation, In-person Poster Presentation, Remote Oral Presentation, and Remote Poster Presentation. Presenting Authors should confirm/change their presentation method (remote/in-person) in Presenter's Corner by 1 November.

To learn more about these presentation types, please visit the Authors and Presenter's page.

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.

Registration rates for the 102nd Annual Meeting are posted and registration is now open!

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 is now open!

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

In the online program there will be a "Join Now" button for each session.

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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.
  • 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.

In-Person Poster Presenters remain by their poster to discuss and answer questions during the formal in-person poster viewing hours. 

Remote Poster Presenters remotely give their poster presentation to attendees via presenter supplied meeting link (Zoom, GoogleMeet etc) during self-selected time(s).

The student travel grants, student travel awards, and student volunteering opportunities application deadline has passed. 

However, many conferences offer award certificates and cash prizes for the best student oral and poster presentations, and event awards at the conference. Specifics for each conference and award type can be found here.

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.