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Second Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences

12 May –15 May 2014, Portland, OR


The Second Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Board on Atmospheric Biogeosciences.  It will be jointly held with the 31th AMS Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.  The conferences will be held 12-15 May, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center Hotel, Portland, Oregon.

Important Dates

Early Registration Deadline: 31 March 2014
Hotel Reservation Deadline: 8 April 2014
Presentation Upload: 5 May 2014
Extended Abstract Deadline: 13 June 2014


Interested Sponsors may contact Gillian Peguero at or (617) 226-3971. 


hotel exteriorAttendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.  All meeting sessions for the conferences will be held at the Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center, 1441 NE 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97232.

We urge to book your hotel room at the Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center as revenue from sleeping rooms helps offset other meeting costs and is passed down to attendees in keeping registration rates to a minimum.

A block of rooms have been reserved at the hotel for meeting attendees at the special rate of $135 single/double plus tax and a government per diem rate of $126 single/double plus tax for those who qualify.  Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 12.5%, and a 2% per room, per night city assessment in effect at the time of check-in.

hotel interiorTo book your room, please call 1-888-233-9527and reference the American Meteorological Society room block or online at:

Government Per Diem Rate:  A limited number of guestrooms will be offered on a first-come first-serve basis at the prevailing federal government per diem (Government ID must be presented at check-in).   Guests who would like to book a room at the per diem rate can do online at:
These special rates will be available the three days before and after the conference based on availability. We urge you to make reservations early since space is limited.  Reservations made after 8 April, 2014 are on a space available basis and the group rate is not guaranteed.


All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration may be completed online, via fax-in form, or onsite. Everyone presenting (both oral and poster) and/or attending must register and wear a badge. Be sure to register by 03/31/14 in order to receive the lower registration rate. Registrations received at AMS from 04/01/14 and through the conference dates will be processed at the higher rate (see rates below). After 04/14/14 please register at the meeting or online. Payment may be made with check, purchase order (hard copy required) or credit card (MasterCard/VISA/American Express). FAXED registration forms must be accompanied by payment (PO or credit card # only).

On-site registration
The AMS registration desk at the Crowne Plaza will be open for registration on Sunday, 11 May from 5:00-7:00 p.m., and Monday-Thursday during the hours of the conference.




The full-week package includes admission to the ice breaker reception, all sessions, coffee breaks, poster viewings, and one Wed evening banquet ticket.


The one-day package includes for one calendar day, admission to sessions, coffee breaks, and poster viewings. The Wed evening banquet is NOT included but can be purchased for an additional fee.


Early Registration


Late Registration

Early Registration


Late Registration




Through 31 March

1 April - 10 May


Through 31 March

1 April - 10 May


AMS Full Member;
Program/Session Chair 








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
















Retired Member








AMS Student Member








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Wednesday, 14 May, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
A ticket is needed to attend the banquet. One ticket to the 31st Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/2nd Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences Banquet is included in the Full-week registration package. The Banquet will take place at the Oregon Zoo in the Cascade Crest Banquet Center. Guest and/or additional tickets ($65 each) may be purchased onsite until 13 May at noon. Any special dietary requests should be communicated to an AMS staff member by 13 May 2014.

A Formal Poster Viewing is scheduled for Monday Evening of the conference. Poster set up and tear down times will be provided soon.

While laptop tables are available by request (please email, electricity access is not. There will not be wireless access in the poster area.

Please note that AMS is not responsible for posters not removed by the tear down time.

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 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.

The Crowne Plaza Portland is centrally located in the Lloyd District, one of the city’s major commercial districts and a hub for shopping, dining and special events. With multiple transit routes and major attractions like Lloyd Center Mall and the Oregon Convention Center just steps from the front door, the Crowne Plaza Portland boasts one the most desirable hotel locations in the city.

Driving Directions from Portland International Airport:
Head southwest on NE Airport Way
Slight right to stay on NE Airport Way
Slight right onto the Interstate 205 S ramp to Interstate 84/Portland/Salem
Merge onto I-205 S
Take exit 21B for I-84 W/US-30 W toward Portland
Merge onto I-84/US-30 W
Continue onto U.S. 30 W
Merge onto I-5 N/U.S. 30 W
Take exit 302A for Weidler Street
Merge onto NE Weidler Street
Turn right onto NE 2nd Ave
Destination will be on the right         

Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center
1441 NE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97232‎

Taxi: About $25

Complimentary Shuttle
The Crowne Plaza Portland is the only hotel in downtown Portland that offers airport shuttle service for its guests. They can pick you up and drop you off at PDX, free of charge, just be sure to contact them in when you arrive at PDX to request a shuttle. They also offer a complimentary local area shuttle that will transport you to any destination within a 3-mile radius of the hotel.

On-premise overnight self-parking is currently available for $15 per day. Valet is currently available for $19 per day. Event parking is available for $4 per day and for $2 an hour for less than 2 hours.

Beyond the Conference

Travel Portland:

Dining Options
The hotel is offering a 15% discount in the Palm Garden Restaurant (excluding alcoholic beverages) for attendees, valid for any meal period.

A list of local dining options will be available at the registration desk. Some close option can be found here:

Special Needs

It is the Society's sincere desire to comply fully with both the letter and the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.  Attendees with special needs at the conference should check with the AMS Meetings Department (617) 226-3971, four–six weeks prior to the meeting to request special arrangements.  Special housing needs should be requested when making hotel reservations.




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