2017 AMS Washington Forum

2–4 May 2017 Washington, DC


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Evolving our Enterprise: Working Together with the New Administration in a New Collaborative Era.

The 2017 AMS Washington Forum is a must-attend event to learn more about weather, water, and climate public policy.

Attendees will meet with senior federal agency officials, congressional staff, representatives from America’s Weather and Climate Industry, and other community members to hear about the status of current programs, identify business opportunities, learn about new initiatives, and discuss issues of interest to our community.

Important Dates

Registration & Hotel Reservations Open: Early–February, 2017
Hotel Reservation Deadline: 7 April, 2017
Pre-Registration Deadline: 14 April, 2017

Keynote Speakers

Administration Keynote:

Earl Comstock
Director, Policy and Strategic Planning

Office of the Secretary
U.S. Department of Commerce

Congressional Keynote:

The Honorable Jim Bridenstine
U. S. House of Representatives

Enterprise Keynote:

Ray Ban
Trustee, Board of Advisors

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

Student Dinner Keynote:

Jonathan Porter
Vice-President, Research and Innovation

AccuWeather, Inc.

2017 Themed Joint Sessions Include

  • New Administration Focus
  • Congressional Staffers
  • Spectrum Issues for Weather Satellites
  • Renewable Energy and Policy Implications
  • Federal Agency Leads
  • Emergency Management Perspectives
  • Financial Services for Weather and Climate Risk
  • Transportation and the National Mesonet
  • Commercial Satellites, Open Data, and Data Sharing
  • Weather Bloggers


Principal Sponsors


General Sponsors

There are several sponsorship opportunities available at the 2017 AMS Washington Forum. All sponsors will receive recognition on the conference website and signage at event sponsored. Interested companies and organizations should contact Sotiria Qirjazi at sqirjazi@ametsoc.org.


All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration may be completed on-line, via fax-in form, or on-site. 

There are two ways to register for the AMS Washington Forum:


On-Site registration. The AMS Washington Forum registration desk at the AAAS Building will be open for registration starting on Tuesday, 2 May at 7:30am, and will remain open throughout the Forum.

Conference Registration Rates

The full-week package includes:  your badge (must be worn at all times in the meeting room), a program, admission to the Forum Dinner on Tues. evening, and for each of three days: admission to the meeting, a light breakfast, a lunch, and two refreshment breaks.
The one-day package includes: your badge (must be worn at all times in the meeting room), a program, and for any one day: admission to the meeting, a light breakfast, a lunch, and two refreshment breaks.
  Early Registration Registration Late Registration Early Registration Registration Late Registration

Through 14 April

14 April-1 May On-Site

Through 14 April

14 April-1 May On-Site
ATTENDEE TYPE            


$370 $470 $490 $195 $245 $265


$470 $570 $590 $245 $295 $315
Students $75 $75 $75 $75 $75 $75

*Tickets to the dinner banquet on Tuesday evening are not included in One-Day registration packages and may be purchased separately for $65.

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.

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