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30th AMS Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

29 May -- 1 June 2012, Boston, MA

SPONSORSHIP/ORGANIZERS
The 30th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, and jointly held with the First Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences; will be held May 27 - June 1, 2012, at the Omni Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts.

IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract Deadline: 30 January 2012
Acceptance E-mails Sent Out & Registration Opens: Late February 2012
Program to be Posted: Early March  2012
Presentation Upload: 21 May 2012
Manuscript Deadline: 1 July 2012

ACCOMMODATIONS
All meeting sessions for the conferences will be held at the Omni Parker House , 60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108. A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel for meeting attendees at a special rate of:

Deluxe Rooms: $219
Traditional Rooms: $201
Government Rate: $201

To receive these special rates, attendees must request a room under the American Meteorological Society room block by 20 April, 2012 Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Attendees may call toll-free 1-800-THE-OMNI or make your reservations online.

Reservations made after 4/20/12 are on a space available basis. Subject to room availability, these special rates will be available the weekends before and after the conference. We urge you to make reservations early since space is limited.

REGISTRATION
There are three ways to register for this conference.

1) Online Registration. This option is available to AMS Members and nonmembers
who are paying by credit card or purchase order.
2) Download the registration form.
Return the completed registration form by fax (617) 249-0272 or mail to: AGFORETS/
BIOGEO Meeting, 45 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108.
REGISTRATION FORMS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED BY MAIL OR FAX THROUGH 30 APRIL. AFTER THIS DATE YOU MUST REGISTER ON-LINE OR ON-SITE.
3) On-site registration. The AMS registration desk at Omni Parker House will be open for registration on Monday 28 May from 5:00-7:00 p.m., and Tuesday-Friday during the hours of the conference.

We urge you to pre-register. If you do not have Web access, please contact the AMS Meetings Department 617-226-3968 for a registration form. Completed forms must be faxed or mailed to AMS. We do not accept registration over the phone.

Registration Rates

   

FULL-WEEK PACKAGE

ONE-DAY PACKAGE

 

ATTENDEE TYPE

 

By 4/16

4/17 & On-site

By 4/16

4/17 & On-site

AMS Full Member;
Program/Session Chair 

 

$470

$510

$265

$305

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

 

$510

$550

$265

$305

Nonmember

 

$560

$600

$265

$305

Retired Member

 

$205

$245

$95

$135

AMS Student Member

 

$180

$220

$65

$105

Student Nonmember

 

$210

$250

$95

$135

Registrants may choose the Full-Week Registration Package or the One-Day Registration Package. The Full-Week package includes admission to all conferences, all conference materials, all coffee breaks, formal poster viewings and Tuesday Evenings banquet . The One-Day package includes admission to all conferences and coffee breaks for one calendar day.

CONFERENCE BANQUET: TUESDAY 29 MAY, 2012
A ticket to the 30th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and the First Conference on Atmospheric Biogeoscience Banquet is included in your registration package.

Guest tickets ($65) may be purchased on-line with your registration package. on-site until noon Tuesday 29 May. Any special dietary requests should be indicated when registering on-line or communicated to Marjorie Huntington via e-mail: mhuntington@ ametsoc.org by Tuesday, May 29.

GETTING THERE
Enterprise is the official rental car agency for this meeting and special rates are available.
Advance reservations may be made on-line at Enterprise.com. Select “Corporate Account” then “Make a reservation”. Then you simply enter this account # 10AT034 and the first three letters of the account name (AME) or by calling Enterprise at 1-800-593- 0505. When making a reservation, please mention the AMS Corporate account number.

From Logan International Airport (2.5 miles)
Exit Airport and follow signs for the Ted Williams Tunnel.
Take exit 24 for 93 North.
Follow 93 North to exit 23 Government Center. At the set of traffic lights make a left around the loop which will put you onto North Street.
At the end of North Street (1/4th of a mile) make a left onto Congress Street. Take your first right onto State Street (which becomes Court St. almost immediately) and follow it to the end, making a left at
the fork onto Tremont Street.
Take your first left onto School Street and the Omni Parker House is immediately on the right.

Taxi from Logan Airport
Fare average is between $20.00 and $28.00 depending on the traffic. It normally takes 15-20 min. to get to the hotel depending on traffic.

Public Transportation from Logan Airport
Take the loop shuttle bus to the T’s Blue line
Take the Blue Line to the State St. Station
Walk South .1 miles on Washington St. towards Water St.
Turn right on School St. Hotel will be on your left.

Arrival and Parking
There is a $42 charge for overnight valet parking. Additional fee for late pick-up after 1pm on day of departure is $12. When you arrive, please stop in front of the School Street entrance to the Omni Parker House and speak to our Doorman. He will help you take care of your car and belongings.
Please visit http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/BostonParkerHouse/MapAndDirections.
aspx
for additional directions

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 Department at (617) 227- 2426 and press 4, 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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