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A Special Thank You to the Sponsors of the 2013 AMS Washington Forum:
AMS Washington Forum
2-4 April 2013
“The Value and Sustainability of the Weather, Water and Climate Enterprise”
Recent research indicates that the annual economic impact of weather events is as much as $485 billion in the United States. Improved weather forecasts and prediction capabilities will emerge as Earth-observational data from more accurate and higher-resolution satellites lead to improved Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) forecast models. These models are further enables by today’s more powerful computers, allowing scientists to more realistically represent changes in atmospheric conditions. The economic and societal benefits of accurate weather forecasts have a tremendous scalable impact on our nation that can provide for improved efficiencies in our daily lives, help grow a better economy, and increase public safety from life-saving alerts due to early warming of extreme weather events.
The Board on Enterprise Economic Development, part of the AMS Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise.
Program Committee Chair
To provide an opportunity for members of the weather, water, and climate community to meet with senior Federal agency officials, Congressional staff, and other community members to hear about the status of current programs, learn about new initiatives, discuss issues of interest to our community, identify business opportunities, and speak out about data and other needs.
Who Should Attend
All members of the weather, water, and climate community are encouraged to attend, as well as end users of weather, water, and climate information.
Forum Location: AAAS Building
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Building is located at 1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington D.C.
A small block of sleeping rooms has been set aside at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center (775 12th Street NW – location of the Forum Dinner) at a rate of $239.00 per night. Reservations must be made by Friday, 8 March via phone: 800-266-9432.
AMS Washington Forum Dinner (Tues.)
On Tuesday evening, a Forum Dinner will be held at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center(775 12th Street NW), just across the street from the AAAS Building. A reception gathering will start at 6:00pm, followed by dinner at 7:00pm in Grand Ballroom DC.
There are two ways to register for the AMS 2013 Washington Forum:
1) On-line Registration: *Recommended Method*
2) On-Site registration. The AMS 2013 Washington Forum registration desk at the AAAS Building will be open for registration starting 1 hour prior to the start of the Forum and will remain open throughout the Forum.
Conference Registration rates
FULL FORUM 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, a light breakfast, a lunch, and two refreshment breaks. [Tickets to the dinner banquet on Tues. evening must be purchased seperately.]
ONE-DAY PACKAGE includes: Your badge (must be worn at all times in the meeting room), a program, and for any one day: admission to the meeting, a light breakfast, a lunch, and two refreshment breaks. [Tickets to the dinner banquet on Tues. evening must be purchased seperately.]
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 by Monday, 25 March.