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Madison, WI

27th Conference on Severe Local Storms

3-7 November 2014, The Madison Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI


The 27th 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 3-7 November 2014 at the Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, WI.

Interested Sponsors may contact Jen Ives at or (617) 226-3674


Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 July, 2014
Acceptance E-Mails Out, Program is Posted: Early August, 2014
Registration & Hotel Reservations Open: Early August, 2014
Pre-Registration Deadline: September 9, 2014
Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 9, 2014
No Registration Refunds After: October 17, 2014
Extended Abstract Deadline: December 7, 2014


Hotel InteriorAttendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. Individuals are requested to call the hotel directly at 1-800-356-8293 to make reservations. The group will advise the attendees to identify themselves as part of the 27th conference on Severe Local Storms or Federal AMS Severe Local Storms when making their guest room reservations.

Reservation Cut-off Date
The reservation cut-off date is midnight C.S.T. on September 9, 2014. Any individual reservations or rooming list received after the cut-off date will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

Guest Room Cancelation

All reservations cancelled after 4:00 p.m.  C.S.T. 24 hours prior to arrival and all “no shows” will be charged one night room and tax.

Internet Accessibility

Complimentary wireless internet service in all guestrooms and meeting space
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.


All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration may be completed on-line, via fax-in form, or on-site. Links will be available in the left-hand panel of this page. Registration rates, once set, will also be noted in the General Information PDF.


The Madison Concourse Hotel is conveniently located near State Street, the State Capitol, University of Wisconsin campus, Monona Terrace Convention Center, Alliant Energy Center and just 5 miles from Dane County Regional Airport, offering several non-stop flights into Madison, Wisconsin.

The hotel offers an indoor parking garage. The current rate is $10 per night. Additional parking is available across the street at the State Street Capitol ramp (214 N. Carroll Street).

Complimentary Airport Shuttle
A complimentary airport shuttle is available to and from Dane County Regional Airport to all hotel guests. Please use the courtesy phone in the baggage claim area to let the Madison Concourse Hotel know that you have your luggage and are ready to be picked up. The shuttle pick-up area is located outside baggage claim, Door 5. Please make a reservation at the Hotel Front Desk for your return trip to the airport. The airport is 5 miles from the hotel.           


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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