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24th Conference on Severe Local Storms

mansion27–31 October 2008
Savannah, Georgia


The 24th Conference on Severe Local Storms is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Severe Local Storms. The conference will be held 27-31 October 2008 at The Hilton DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, GA.

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: Friday, 27 June
Acceptance E-mails Out and Opening of Registration: Friday, 18 July
Pre-Registration Deadline: Friday, 29 August
Hotel Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, 24 September
Manuscript Deadline: Wednesday, 22 October


Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. All meeting sessions for the conferences will be held at The Hilton DeSoto Hotel, 15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401. A block of rooms have been reserved at the hotel for meeting attendees at a special rate of $145 single/double plus tax. Government per diem rates ($104 for Savannah) are also available to those who qualify.

To make a reservation online, please visit a nd in the promotion code field type AMS1 if you qualify for the government per diem rate and AMS2 if you do not. To make a reservation by phone, you may call 1-800-426-8483 and make sure to mention you are part of the American Meteorological Society to
get the group rate

Reservations must be made prior to Friday, 24 September and must be accompanied by a one-night deposit. Reservations made after that date will be on a space available basis. We urge you to book at the Hilton DeSoto Hotel since revenue from sleeping rooms helps offset other meeting costs and is passed down to meeting attendees in keeping registration rates to a minimum. Please make your reservations early since space is limited.

Directions to the Hotel from the Savannah Airport
(14 miles, 20 minute drive)
1. Take I-95 South from the Airport to I-16 East.
2. I-16 ends at the Montgomery Street Exit.
3. At the first light, take a righ on to Liberty Street.
4. The Hilton DeSoto is approximately 5 blocks down on your right at
the corner or Liberty and Bulland Streets.

Ground Transportation

fountainTaxi (~$25) is the fastest and least expensive way to get to the hotel. Shuttle service is also available and costs ~$30. For more information, see: Self-parking at the Hilton DeSoto is $10 per day. A car is not needed for Savannah. The Hilton DeSoto is within walking distance of many shops, restaurants, and the lively downtown waterfront area.

Beyond the Conference

Historic homes, trolley tours, parks, museums, horse-drawn carriage rides, shopping, golf, and great southern food aboud! Savannah has a lively waterfront district and can be a fun place to visit with friends and family. For more information, visit Savannah's tourist site:



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