Professional Development

AMS helps keep you aware of new scientific research and tools and provides you with many professional development and networking opportunities. Attending conferences, mentoring students, online learning, and volunteering on a board or committee are just a few of the many ways to stay current in the field.

September Events

39th International Conference on Radar Meteorology

16–20 September 2019, Nara, Japan

The AMS Committee on Radar Meteorology and Local Organizing Committee in Japan welcome academics from a broad range of disciplines, including radar technologies, numerical model, satellite remote sensing, hydrology, signal processing, and atmospheric science on any aspect related to radar meteorology. Register here.

AMS Virtual Career Fair

19 September 2019, 1:00–4:00pm EST

The AMS Virtual Career Fair will allow you to connect with employers in the weather, water, and climate fields from the comfort of your home or office via desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Taking place completely online, the virtual career fair allows you to:

• Explore career opportunities available to you in all areas of the weather, water, and climate fields
• Engage directly with employers online via dynamic one-on-one web chats
• Make new connections and broaden your network directly from your home or office

Whether you're a student looking to begin your career or an established professional seeking new opportunities, this can be a valuable resource for you. Register here.

Webinar: Weather-Related Research Funding Program Manager Q&A Series

23 September 2019, 2:00pm EST

Presented by the AMS Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, this webinar series offers an opportunity for researchers in weather-related fields to better understand how proposal calls are shaped and funding decisions are made. Join program managers to learn the following: how program priorities are determined, the role of letters of intent/pre-applications, how reviewers are selected, the role of program managers in making funding decisions, the special role specific data sources should play in the proposals, and helpful tips that may not make the official request for proposals but that investigators nevertheless should keep in mind when submitting. 

Each webinar will start with a short presentation from a program manager, followed by a live Q&A session. Webinars will be archived via the AMS Community webinar recordings library. Register here.

Webinar: SPC Future Plans and Challenges in Pursuit of a Weather Ready Nation

24 September 2019, 1:00pm EST

Hosted by the AMS Board for Operational Government Meteorologists, join Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Meteorologist Evan Bentley as he discusses the future challenges at SPC as the National Weather Service moves toward trying to create a Weather Ready Nation.

Register here.

Webinar: Effective Engagement with Local Policy Makers

26 September 2019, 2:00pm EST

In this webinar, organized by the AMS Local Chapter Affairs Committee, Andy Miller of the AMS Policy program will share ideas and experiences on how to plan and execute a successful meeting with local decision-makers. The webinar will include information on messaging, conduct, and general dos and don'ts. There will be plenty of time for questions after the short presentation. Register here and join on the 26th.

2019 Joint Satellite Conference

28 September–4 October 2019, Boston, MA

Co-organized by the AMS Committee on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and ClimatologyEUMETSAT, and NOAA and hosted by the American Meteorological Society, this conference will explore improved use of satellite data for analyzing and predicting the weather, ocean/coastal/water regimes, climate, and the environment. Early registration rates are available through 15 August.

October Events

Webinar: Top Tips to Improve Your Next Formal Presentation

8 October 2019, 2:00pm EST

Presenting at the AMS Centennial Annual Meeting? Have a thesis defense? Giving a lecture in the classroom? This 30-minute webinar, organized by the AMS Local Chapter Affairs Committee, will help you design your presentation from scratch, taking into account the elements that contribute to effective communication. Register here and join on October 8th.

99th Annual Meeting Recorded Presentations Now Available!

At the 99th AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, 1,997 oral presentations were given! Whether you were there and missed a particular speaker, or were unable to attend the meeting, you can catch up with sessions you may have missed: the session recordings (all those with permission of the presenter) are now posted in the Program for the meeting.

Find your session of interest in the program and click the “view papers” button—you will see all the presentations listed. Look for the camera icon indicating links to recorded sessions and click the links to view the recordings.

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