From its inception, the AMS has been committed to health and safety, and we are striving to prioritize the overall wellness of presenters, attendees, exhibitors, program chairs, staff, and any volunteers who attend our meetings in-person and virtually. For the 104th Annual Meeting, the highest priority remains the health and safety of everyone attending the meeting, as well as the community of Baltimore, MD. AMS provides a number of resources to help promote and maintain a supportive and positive meeting environment. We encourage all meeting participants to be mindful of their fellow attendees’ physical, emotional and social well-being throughout the meeting.
We encourage you to visit the Annual Meeting Health and Wellness page for more information and a complete list of resources.
In order to maintain a safe environment at every meeting both inside and outside, AMS recommends the following safety tips for all attendees.
If there is a Security Issue during the AMS Annual Meeting, you should seek out an AMS Staff Member (identified with a blue “STAFF” ribbon on his/her conference badge (many Staff can be found at the AMS Registration Desk, Info Desk, or Speaker Ready Room)).
Examples of security issues, which include ANY unsafe, unruly, or disruptive behavior in the Convention Center or AMS HQ Hotel, include:
If you witness or experience behavior that constitutes an immediate and serious threat, please call 911.
The Downtown Baltimore Guides by Baltimore Downtown Partnership (“DBGs”) serve as goodwill ambassadors, information sources, and positive welcoming advocates. Their many responsibilities include:
You can request a free security escort to-and-from Downtown destinations by filling out a service request form. Or call (410) 802-9631 (10:30am-7pm) and (443)401-3156 (7-10:30pm)
You can also visit the Baltimore FAQ page for more safety information.
At the core of the AMS’s mission is the personal and professional well-being of the AMS members, staff, and the communities the Society serves. The AMS is committed to creating an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming culture that fosters creativity, innovation, and collaboration.
The Fifth Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Culture and Inclusion Cabinet. Sessions will be held Wednesday 31 January and Thursday 1 February.
The Coriolis Committee of the Board on Representation, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity (BRAID) is proud to announce three events for the AMS lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersexual, asexual, and two-spirited (LGBTQIA2+) communities and their allies planned for the 2024 AMS Annual Meeting in Baltimore:
BRAID will host networking pods throughout the week. This space will provide non-enclosed seating options for attendees to chat informally. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Annual Meeting to build your network. Check the online program and Annual Meeting website for the schedule.
Need to report unprofessional or disrespectful conduct? Text AMS at (617) 606-4369 or email [email protected].