13th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium

13th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium

12-14 May 2020, Palm Springs, CA

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline:  17 January 2020
Acceptance E-mails Sent Out & Program is Posted: Late February 2020
Registration & Hotel Reservations Open: March 2020
Hotel Reservation Deadline: 20 April 2020
Pre-Registration Deadline: 12 March 2020
No Registration Refund After: 28 April 2020
Supplementary Info Deadline: 12 June 2020

Submit an Abstract

Call for Papers


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.


All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration may be completed on-line, via fax-in form, or on-site. Links will be available in the left-hand panel of this page. Registration rates will be announced and opened in March 2020. 

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
  • 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:


Notify an AMS Staff Member who is wearing a blue ribbon.


Email conduct@ametsoc.org or call 617-226-3965. All members of the AMS response team, listed below, will be alerted to the report and to ensure a timely response.

                         Members of the AMS response team: 

                                                            Keith Seitter, Executive Director
                                                            Stephanie Armstrong, Associate Executive Director
                                                            Brian Papa, Associate Executive Director
                                                            Jen Ives,  Meetings 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/).