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Anthony Slingo Symposium

14th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation

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14th Conference on Cloud Physics

7-11 July 2014, Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

boston, maSPONSORSHIP/ORGANIZERS

The 14th Conference on Cloud Physics and Anthony Slingo Symposium are sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Atmospheric Radiation.  The 14th Conference on Cloud Physics is also sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and is organized by the AMS committee on Cloud Physics. The conferences will be held jointly 7-11 July, 2014 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.

SPONSORS

Interested Sponsors may contact Jen Ives at jives@ametsoc.org or (617) 226-3674

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 March 2014
Acceptance E-Mails Out, Registration & Hotel Reservations Open: 14 April 2014
Pre-Registration Deadline: 2 June 2014
Hotel Reservation Deadline: 2 June 2014
No Registration Refunds After: 1 July 2014
Manuscript Deadline: Fri. 11 August 2014


ACCOMMODATIONS

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Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. All meeting sessions for the conferences will be held at The Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.

While the original block of rooms reserved at the hotel for meeting attendees is now FULL, please note that an additional block of UPGRADED rooms has been reserved at a rate of $239 single/double plus tax per night.

To receive the special meeting rate, attendees must request a room under the AMS block by using the Group Affiliation: Atmospheric Radiation and Cloud Physics Joint Meeting. Please note that space at the hotel is limited and selling quickly. Please do make your hotel reservation as soon as possible.

Reservations may be made directly on-line:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/AmericanMeteorologicalSociety

or by phone: 1-888-627-7216

Thank you in advance for booking your sleeping room at the meeting host hotel. In doing so, you’re helping AMS maintain a strong pick-up history for future hotel contract negotiations, helping to keep registration rates as low as possible.

REGISTRATION

All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration may be completed online, via fax-in form, or on-site. Pre-registration (discounted) will be available until 2 June.

   

FULL-WEEK PACKAGE

The full-week package includes admission to all conferences, coffee breaks, poster receptions, and boxed lunch on Tuesday.

ONE-DAY PACKAGE

The one-day package includes for one calendar day admission to all conferences, coffee breaks, and poster reception.

   

Early Registration

Registration

Late Registration

Early Registration

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Late Registration

 

ATTENDEE TYPE

 

Through 2 June

2 June- 5 July

Onsite

Through 2 June

2 June- 5 July

Onsite

AMS Full Member;
Program/Session Chair 

 

$530

$570

$590

$280

$320

$340

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

 

$575

$615

$635

$280

$320

$340

Non-Member

 

$625

$665

$685

$280

$320

$340

Retired Member

 

$240

$280

$300

$100

$140

$160

AMS Student Member

 

$215

$255

$275

$70

$110

$130

Student Non-Member

 

$245

$285

$305

$100

$140

$160

 

SPECIAL EVENTS
In lieu of a banquet, conference organizers have chosen to instead organize the following food and beverage events:

Coffee Breaks:  Each day (before sessions, mid morning, and mid afternoon)
Poster Viewings:  Monday and Wednesday evenings with light snacks and cash bars
Boxed Lunch: Tuesday
Cash and Carry Lunch: Thursday
Vegetarian options will be available at all food events.  Those with other special diet needs (Kosher, Vegan, or Gluten Free) should indicate these needs during conference registration.

POSTERS
Posters will be located in the Staffordshire Room, the St. George Room, and the Third Floor Foyer of the Westin Copley. There will be two distinct poster viewings, Monday from 5:30-8:00pm and Wednesday from 6:00-8:00pm. Light snacks and  cash bar will be available during the poster viewings.

POSTER SCHEDULE
Monday Poster Viewing
Set Up: Monday after 12:00pm
Poster Viewing: Monday from 5:30pm-8:00pm
Tear Down: Tuesday by 6:00pm*

Wednesday Poster Viewing
Set Up: Wednesday after 12:00pm
Poster Viewing: Wednesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Tear Down: Thursday by 6:00pm*

*Posters left up after the tear down time will be removed and recycled

Poster presenters should consult the Guidelines for Oral and Poster Presenters for additional information concerning their posters.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Students interested in volunteering to work during the conference (half day each day of the conference running the session room AV and helping at registration) will receive a stipend of $25/day and complimentary meeting registration.  Interested students should contact Jen Ives at jives@ametsoc.org.

The Peter V. Hobbs Prize is awarded for the best student paper presented at each American Meteorological Society Conference on Cloud Physics. The paper will be judged on content and presentation by a panel selected by the conference program committee.  Entrants must be currently enrolled in high school, college, or graduate school. Students who have completed a degree but have not begun regular employment at the time of the conference are also eligible. The entrant must be the lead author and the presenting author of the
poster or oral presentation; co-authorship by non-students (e.g., faculty adviser) is permitted. The prize, an AMS reference book, $200 plus a certificate, was established to recognize Peter V. Hobbs’ contributions to fundamental studies of cloud physics and to recognize his outstanding teaching and educational service at the University of Washington.

GETTING THERE

Flying to Boston
Logan International Airport is approx. 5 miles and a 15-minute drive from the Westin Copley Place.

Ground Transportation
Taxi service costs approx. $25-$30
The MBTA or “T” costs $2 from the airport:

  • Take the shuttle bus from the terminal’s ground transportation to the Blue Line’s Airport Stop
  • Take the Blue Line to Government Center Center
  • Take the Green Line to Copley Station

The Westin Copley Place is within walking distance to many restaurants, shops, and areas of interest. The MBTA, or “T” is also located adjacent to the hotel, linking you to all points downtown.
Overnight valet parking is available to hotel guests for $46 per day.
Beyond the Conference

Boston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau: http://www.bostonusa.com/

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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