15th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography

15th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography


19-23 May 2019, Boulder, CO

*Conference will be held 20-23 May 2019. There will be a Welcome Reception on 19 May 2019. 

Important Dates

Session Topic Proposal Deadline: 1 October 2018 

Abstract Submissions Open: 1 November 2018

Abstract Deadline: 18 January, 2019 1 February 2019
Acceptance E-mails Sent Out & Program is Posted: Early- March 2019
Registration & Hotel Reservations Open: Mid- March 2019
Hotel Reservation Deadline: 19 April 2019
Pre-Registration Deadline: 19 April 2019
No Registration Refund After:03 May 2019
Extended Abstract Deadline: 21 June 2019

Meeting Recap


The 15th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography is hosted by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the Committee on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography. 

For additional information please contact Ryan Fogt. 


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There are several sponsorship opportunities available at the 15th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography. All sponsors will receive recognition on the conference website, conference program and signage at event sponsored. Interested companies and organizations should contact Marissa Welch.

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Location and Accommodations


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 19 April 2019 in order to receive the lower registration rate. Registrations received at AMS from 20 April and through the conference dates will be processed at the higher rate (see rates below). After 18 May 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).



The full-week package includes admission to all oral and poster sessions, coffee breaks, and Sunday evening's reception. The one-day package includes one calendar day admission to all conference sessions, poster viewings, and coffee breaks.
Early Registration Registration Late Registration Early Registration Registration Late Registration
Through 19 April 20 April - 18 May Onsite Through 19 April 20 April - 18 May Onsite
ATTENDEE TYPE            
AMS Full Member; Program Chair & Session Chair $555 $595 $615 $295 $335 $335
Non-Member Speaker /Poster Presenter; AMS Associate Member; or Exhibitor Attendee $605 $645 $665 $295 $355 $355
Non-Member $655 $695 $715 $295 $335 $355
Retired Member $195 $235 $255 $90 $130 $150
AMS Student Member $165 $205 $225 $60 $100 $120
Student Non-Member $195 $235 $255 $90 $130 $150

Sunday Welcome Reception

Sunday, 19 May 2019 6:30pm-8:30pm

The Sunday Welcome Reception is included in the Registration. This reception will take place at the Best Western Plus Boulder Inn.  Please add a free ticket to your registration if you plan on attending. 

Early Career Networking Reception

An Early Career Networking Reception will be held on Tuesday, 21 May 2019 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Dark Horse Bar.  The Dark Horse Bar is located at 2922 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80303. 

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) 226-3916, 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/).