11th AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals

The 11th AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals is hosted by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Board for Early Career Professionals.

Presented by the Board for Early Career Professionals, the Eleventh Annual AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals will take place Sunday, January 9, and Monday, January 10, at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Denver, Colorado at the Colorado Convention Center. The goal of the Early Career Conference is to inspire and empower young professionals in the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise. The conference will consist of interactive sessions and panels covering a wide breadth of topics, including tips on succeeding in the workplace, mental health, curriculum gaps and challenges, and more. 


The theme of the 103rd Annual AMS Meeting is Data: Driving Science. Informing Decisions. Enriching Humanity. To support this theme, the Board of Early Career Professionals has chosen to create the BECP DataPalooza: a crowdsourced, grassroots effort to investigate and quantify known and hidden issues in our field. Leading up to the annual conference, we will gather data through a series of online polls to learn more about issues currently impacting members of the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise. We hope  for widespread participation and sharing to ensure a large set of diverse perspectives. The responses from these voluntary anonymous polls will be used to guide an interactive session.


Please note that the registration rate for Early Career Conference is included in registration for the 103rd Annual Meeting; students registered for the AMS Student Conference are also welcome to attend sessions of the Early Career Conference on Sunday. 


For our planning purposes, if you are planning to attend the Eleventh Annual AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals, we ask that you sign up using this Google formPlease note the google form is not an official registration. Registration will open in October.


We are also planning to host a networking luncheon on Sunday. The luncheon fee and more details will be announced soon!

Though an “early career professional” is traditionally defined as being within ten years of your highest degree, we believe that many of the topics covered will be beneficial across sectors and age groups. We encourage professionals at all stages of their career to join us for these conversations as we all work towards a bright future!


Be sure to follow us on Facebook (search “AMS Early Career Professionals”), Twitter (@AMSEarlyCareer) and Instagram (ams_becp) to access the most up to date information on the 2023 Early Career Conference. If you have any questions, please email amsbecp@gmail.com


Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the conference chairpersons: Kelly Cebulko (kelly.cebulko@gmail.com) and Justin Pullin (jupullin@gmail.com).