45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fourth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication

45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fourth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication

21 – 23 June 2017 Kansas City, MO

@AMSBroadcastCon

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 21 February, 2017
Program to be Posted & Acceptance E-mails Sent: Mid–March, 2017
Registration Opens: Mid–March, 2017
Hotel Reservation Deadline: 19 May, 2017
Pre-Registration Deadline: 10 May, 2017
No Registration Refund After: 14 June, 2017
Extended Abstract Deadline: 19 July, 2017

Organizers

The 45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology is organized by the Board on Broadcast Meteorology and hosted by the American Meteorological Society. The Fourth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication is organized by the Board on Societal Impacts and the Committee on Severe Local Storms and hosted by the American Meteorological Society

Sponsorship

There are several sponsorship opportunities available at the 45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fourth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication. All sponsors will receive recognition on the conference website, conference program and signage at event sponsored. Interested companies and organizations should contact Gillian Peguero

Registration

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 05/10/17 in order to receive the lower registration rate. Registrations received at AMS from 05/11/17 and through the conference dates will be processed at the higher rate (see rates below). After 06/5/17 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).

Onsite registration: The AMS registration desk at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza Hotel will be open for registration on Tuesday, 20 June from 7:30am-5:30pm, and Wednesday-Friday during the hours of the conference.

Conference Registration Rates

  FULL-WEEK PACKAGE
The full-week package includes admission to all sessions, exhibits, breakfasts, coffee breaks, ice breaker reception, and one ticket to Thursday's Lunch.
ONE-DAY PACKAGE
The one-day package includes for one calendar day admission to all sessions, exhibits, breakfast and coffee breaks for one day. The Thursday Lunch is NOT included.
  Early Registration Registration Late Registration Early Registration Registration Late Registration
  Through May 10 May 11-June 19 On-Site Through May 10 May 11-June 19 On-Site
ATTENDEE TYPE            
AMS Full Member/ Program or Session Chair $500 $540 $560 $265 $305 $325
Non-Member Speaker, AMS Associate Member, or Exhibitor $550 $590 $610 $265 $305 $325
Non-Member   $600 $640 $660 $265 $305 $325
Retired Member $220 $260 $270 $100 $140 $160
AMS Student Member $195 $235 $255 $70 $110 $130
Student Non-Member $225 $255 $275 $100 $140 $160

Exhibits

An exhibit program is planned.  More detailed information to follow.

Suitcasing
Exhibitors at the 45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fourth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication have invested and committed their support to this industry. They have plan for several months or more to bring the Attendees the experience they seek and deserve.

Suitcasing Policy: Only contracted Exhibitors are permitted to promote their products, services or company at the Meeting. All company promotion and product sampling must occur within a contracted booth space. This includes, but is not limited to handing out flyers, approaching Exhibitor booths to sell products, and leaving and/or distributing product information in public spaces and show floor aisles. Exhibitors found doing so will be sent back to their booth space and materials left will be confiscated and disposed of properly. Attendees will be asked to leave the show and forfeit their badge. Additional penalties may apply. Any “suit-casers” observed by both attendees and exhibitors should be reported to the Show Management immediately.

AMS Short Course(s)

AMS Short Course: Introducing GOES-16: Early Results, and Forecasting Applications for Broadcasters
June 20, 2017, Kansas City, MO

AMS Short Course: Communicating the Costs of Climate Change: Weather, Health, and Economic Impacts
June 20, 2017, Kansas City, MO

Conference Luncheon

Thursday, June 22, 12:00–1:30 PM
A ticket is needed to attend the Thursday Luncheon. One ticket to the Conference Luncheon is included in the full-week registration package. The Luncheon will take place in the Exhibit Hall. Guest and/or additional tickets ($50 each) may be purchased onsite until noon Wednesday 21 June.

Beyond the Meeting

For information about local attractions, events, and restaurants in Kansas City, please visit the Kansas City CVB’s website at www.visitkc.com.

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.