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Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation
I. M. Systems Group
Penn State Department of Meteorology
2014 AMS Summer Community Meeting: Improving Forecasts and the Communication of Forecasts
11-13 August 2014, State College, PA, Nittany Lion Inn
This year’s AMS Summer Community Meeting will strengthen the relationships within the public, private, and academic sectors to work together towards more effective weather decision-support, particularly for the zero to ten day forecast range. The overarching goal is to improve products that end users use to support vital decisions.
The 2014 AMS Summer Community Meeting is organized by the AMS Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise and sponsored by the American Meteorological Society. The conference will be held at The Nittany Lion Inn, 11-13 August, 2014.
Thanks to our general sponsors: AccuWeather, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation, CLS America, I. M. Systems Group, and the Penn State Department of Meteorology.
AMS Student Member Sponsors
Thanks to our sponsors of AMS Student Members: the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Sandy MacDonald, Earth Networks, WeatherCall Services, WeatherFlow, and Vaisala. If you are a current AMS Student Member, please contact ametsoc.org/GaryRasmussen at AMS to learn how you can be registered at no cost to you using funds donated by the above people and organizations. Free registrations for current AMS Student Members will be awarded on a first requested, first granted basis while the student sponsorship funds last.
Additional Sponsorship Opportunities
Additional sponsorship opportunities exist. If interested, please contact ametsoc.org/KeithSeitter at AMS.
Registration Opens: Fri. 16 May
All attendees must register to attend the conference. Pre-registration (discounted) rates will be available until Fri. 18 July.
There are three ways to register for the AMS 2014 Summer Community Meeting:
1) On-line Registration: *Recommended Method*
2) On-Site Registration. The AMS 2014 Summer Community Meeting registration desk will be open for registration starting at 10:00 am on Monday and will remain open throughout the meeting.
3) Fax-in Registration form. (Available until 31 July only.)
Conference Registration Rates
FULL MEETING PACKAGE includes: Your badge (must be worn at all times in the meeting room), a program, and for each of three days: admission to the meeting, Monday evening's reception, a light breakfast (Tues & Wed.), a lunch, two refreshment breaks and 1 ticket to the Tuesday evening dinner.
ONE-DAY PACKAGE includes: Your badge (must be worn at all times in the meeting room), a program, and for any one calendar day: admission to the meeting, and all social and meal events for that day with the exception of the Tuesday evening dinner. (Tickets may be purchased separately for the dinner for $35.)
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 in wiring by Monday, 4 August.
Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. All
meeting sessions for the conferences will be held at the Nittany Lion Inn:
200 W. Park Ave., State College, PA.
Other Meals and Social Events
In addition to a morning and an afternoon coffee break with snacks/fruit each day, the following meals and social events are included in each full meeting registration package:
Monday, 11 August
Tuesday, 12 August
Wednesday, 13 August
Special Dietary Needs
Getting to the Nittany Lion Inn
Please see the Nittany Lion Inn webpage for the best directions to the Inn:
The Nittany Lion Inn provides a complimentary shuttle to/from the airport with advance arrangement and around the campus area when available. Please call the Inn directly to arrange your transportation needs in advance.
The Nittany Lion Inn is also within walking distance to many restaurants and areas of interest. However, if you opt to bring your car, garage or surface parking is complimentary for our meeting attendees.