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Denver25th Conference on Severe Local Storms

11-14 October 2010,  Denver, CO

General Information (PDF)

The 25th 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 11-14 October 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center in Denver, CO.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: Fri. 18 June
Acceptance E-Mails Out, Program is Posted & Hotel Reservations Open: Fri. 23 July
Pre-Registration Deadline: Fri. 13 August
Hotel Reservation Deadline: Wed. 15 September
No Registration Refunds After: Fri. 24 September
Manuscript Deadline: Wed. 6 October

exteriorAttendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. All meeting sessions for the conferences will be held at The Hyatt Regency Tech Center, 7800 East Tufts Avenue, Denver, CO 80237. A block of rooms have been reserved at the hotel for meeting attendees at a special rate of $129 single/double plus tax. (The Denver 2010 government per diem rate is $158.) To receive the special meeting rate, attendees must request a room under the AMS block. For reservations, call the hotel directly at (800) 233-1234 or make your hotel reservations online.

Reservations must be made prior to Friday, 10 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 Hyatt Regency Tech Center 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.

All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration may be completed on-line, via fax-in form, or on-site.







By 13 Aug

After 13 Aug

By 13 Aug

After 13 Aug

AMS Full Member;
Program/Session Chair 






Non-member Speaker, Poster Presenter; AMS Associate Member; Cosponsoring Society Member












Retired Member






AMS Student Member






Student Nonmember






FULL-WEEK REGISTRATION includes: your badge, a program, admission to all oral and poster sessions, the Monday evening Welcome Reception, entrance to the Tuesday & Thursday evening storm video nights, and admission to the Wednesday evening off-site Banquet.

ONE-DAY REGISTRATION includes: Registration includes your badge, a program and admission to all oral and poster sessions for one calendar day. (The Wednesday evening offsite Banquet is not included in the 1-day registration but may be purchased separately for $72.00/ticket by 10:30am on Tuesday, 12 October.

REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED WITHOUT PAYMENT. Payment may be made with check, money order, purchase order, or credit card (MasterCard/VISA/American Express). Checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank and payable in U.S. dollars. Refunds (less a $25 processing fee) will be granted only for cancellations received by Friday, 24 September.

Online Registration
Be sure to register by Friday, 13 August for the lowest rates.

Paper Pre-Registration Form (PDF)
Return the completed registration form by fax (617) 249-0272 or mail to: AMS, 25SLS Meeting, 45 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108. REGISTRATION FORMS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED BY MAIL OR FAX THROUGH 1 OCTOBER. AFTER THIS DATE YOU MUST REGISTER ON-LINE OR ON- SITE.

On-site registration information
The AMS registration desk at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center will be open for registration during the following hours:
Sun. 10 Oct: 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Mon. 11 Oct: 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Tues. 12 Oct: 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Wed. 13 Oct: 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Thurs. 14 Oct: 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


An Icebreaker Reception will be held in the Centennial Room on Monday evening from 9:30-


Full-Week registration packages include one (1) ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased for $72.00/ticket by 10:30am on Tuesday, 12 October. Additional Information to follow.


Rotating Poster Viewings will be held in two rotations: Monday and Tuesday presentations will be in the first rotation and Wednesday and Thursday presentations will be in the second rotation. Formal viewings will be held Monday through Thursday from approx. 3:00–4:30 p.m. in conjunction with the afternoon coffee break. Posters are to be displayed as follows:

First Rotation:
Poster Set-Up: Mon. at 12:00 p.m.
Tear-Down: Tues. by 8:00 p.m.
Second Rotation:
Poster Set-Up: Wed. at 10:00 a.m.
Tear-Down: Thu. by 8:30 p.m.


Robert Henson will be signing copies of his book, Weather on the Air: A History of Broadcast Meteorology, in the Exhibitor Hall.

Monday 3:00-4:30 PM

Tuesday 3:00-4:30 PM

Storm video nights will be held in the general session room on Tuesday and Thursday evenings of the conference starting at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively.

The Hyatt Regency Tech Center offers wireless internet access in public space and guest sleeping rooms for $9.95 per 24-hour period.


Flying to Denver
Denver International Airport is approx. 24 miles from the hotel.

Ground Transportation

Driving Directions
(25 miles, 30 minute drive)
1. Exit and take the ramp onto Pena Blvd.
2. Take Exit 282 to merge onto I-225 South toward Colorado Springs / Aurora.
3. Take Exit 2A toward Tamarac Street / DTC Blvd.
4. Merge onto I-225 Frontage Road
5. Turn left at S Tamarac Street
6. Continue onto DTC Blvd.
7. Turn right at E Tufts Ave.

Self-parking at the Marriott Hotel is $10 per day; however a car is optional. The hotel is in close proximity to a variety of restaurants. The Hyatt Regency Tech Center offers complimentary shuttle service anywhere within a 5 mile radius of the hotel. The Bellview Station (E line) Light Rail is also located within a block of the hotel for transportation to downtown Denver.

From Denver International Airport, Super Shuttle ($19 one-way or $34 round-trip) is the best option for getting to the hotel.

Additional transportation information can be found on the hotel web-page:

Special Needs
It is our sincere desire to comply fully with both the letter and the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Attendees with special needs should call the AMS Meetings Dept. at (617) 227-2426 x228, 4–6 weeks prior to the meeting to request special arrangements.  Special housing needs should be requested when making hotel reservations.



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