13th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium

13th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium

11-13 May 2021 Virtual Meeting

Please note, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation the 13th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium will not be occurring in Palm Springs, CA. This meeting will be held virtually.

Updated Important Dates and a new conference program will be released. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding while AMS leadership closely monitors the ongoing COVID-19 situation!


Important Dates

Acceptance E-mails Sent Out & Program is Posted: March 2021
Pre-Registration Deadline: 15 April 2021
No Registration Refund After: 23 April 2021
Supplementary Info Deadline: 15 June 2021

AMS Meetings and COVID-19

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The 13th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium is organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and hosted by the American Meteorological Society.


There are several sponsorship opportunities available at the 13th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium. All sponsors will receive recognition on the conference website, conference program and signage at event sponsored. Interested companies and organizations should contact Adam Kelly.


Already registered for the 13th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium? Existing registrations for the meeting will be honored over the new 2021 dates. Can no longer attend in 2021? Please email ciannarilli@ametsoc.org to request a full refund.

All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration must be completed online. Everyone presenting (both oral and poster) and/or attending must register and wear a badge. Be sure to register by 04/15/21 in order to receive the lower registration rate. There will be no registration refunds after 04/23/21. Cancellations made before this date will be charged a $25.00 processing fee.

* Members of Cosponsoring Organizations:            
American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES)   European Meteorological Society (EMS)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)           Indian Meteorological Society (IMS)
American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil    The Oceanography Society
  Science Society of America                
Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI)            
Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS)          
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS)          
Chinese Meteorological Society (CMS)                

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 by email (accessibility@ametsoc.org) or by phone (617-226-3916), four–six weeks prior to the meeting to request special arrangements. Special housing needs should be requested when making hotel reservations.

Professional and Respectful Conduct at AMS Meetings

Need to report unprofessional or disrespectful conduct? Email conduct@ametsoc.org or call 617-226-3965.

  • AMS is committed to safe and inclusive meetings for all attendees.
  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated at any meeting or event associated with the meeting.
  • All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Be inclusive and respectful.
  • This statement is meant to cover all meeting-associated events, including those sponsored by organizations other than AMS but held in relation to AMS events.  This includes the scientific program, short courses, and exhibitions, as well as receptions, town hall meetings, and other informal or formal gatherings associated with AMS. Similarly, participants shall adhere to this code of conduct in online spaces related to the meeting and meeting-associated events, including Facebook, Twitter, and other online venues.
  • Those who violate the standards of professional and respectful conduct may be asked to leave the meeting immediately and without refund, may not be considered for service on AMS boards and committees, and may be subject to additional legal action.
  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination includes offensive comments and actions related to age, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.
  • If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior, please immediately:
  • If you witness or experience behavior that constitutes an immediate and serious threat, please call 911.
  • Members of the response team: 
    • Keith Seitter, Executive Director
    • Stephanie Armstrong, Associate Executive Director
    • Brian Papa, Associate Executive Director
    • Jen Ives, Senior Meetings Manager
    • Jen Rosen, Senior Exhibits Manager
    • Claudia Gorski, Director of Meetings
    • Wendy Abshire, Education Program Director

Inclusivity at AMS

 AMS is commited to creating an environment for meetings that “embraces diversity through the inclusion of individuals across age, gender, race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, physical ability, marital status, sexual orientation, body shape or size, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, and other facets of social diversity” (see: https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/about-ams/diversity-and-inclusion-at-ams/).