2019 AMS Washington Forum

2019 AMS Washington Forum

27–29 March 2019 Washington, DC

Thank you for attending the 2019 AMS Washington Forum!



Connecting Science and Technology with Business and Public Policy

This much-anticipated event provided an important platform to examine public policy issues across the weather, water, and climate sciences. We had several leadership keynotes. 

Collaboration and sharing scientific knowledge grow more critical every year, and this event provided an ideal venue for agencies and companies whose operations and planning are reliant on environmental factors. Here were this year’s sessions:

  • Agribusiness and Smart Farming using Weather Analytics
  • Augmented Weather Applications from Artificial Intelligence
  • Congressional Staffers
  • Federal Agency Leadership
  • Hurricane Resiliency from Storms of the Future

The AMS Washington Forum was organized by the AMS Board on Enterprise Economic Development (BEED), a part of the AMS Commission on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise (CWWCE).   


  • Harris Corporation
  • Harris Corporation
  • The Aerospace Corporation
  • Earth Networks
  • Millersville Univeristy Department of Earth Sciences
  • Commodity Weather Group
  • General Dynamics Information Technology
  • The Weather Company
  • SAIC

There were several sponsorship opportunities available at the 2019 AMS Washington Forum. All sponsors received recognition on the conference website, conference program, and signage at event sponsored. 

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Susan K. Avery

Dr. Susan K. Avery

Banquet Keynote

President Emeritus, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado Boulder

Renée A. Leduc Clarke

Renée A. Leduc Clarke

Student Dinner Keynote

Founder and Principal of Narayan Strategy

Kelvin Droegemeier

Administration Leadership Keynote

Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Tim Gallaudet

Tim Gallaudet

NOAA Leadership Keynote

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere; Deputy Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Neil Jacobs

Hon. Neil A. Jacobs


Acting Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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 banquet on Wednesday 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: a 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. (Tickets to the banquet on Wednesday evening are not included and may be purchased separately for $65.00.)
  Early Registration Registration Late Registration Early Registration Registration Late Registration
  Through 08 March 08 March-26 March On-Site

Through 08 March

08 March-26 March On-Site
ATTENDEE TYPE            


$395 $495 $515 $210 $260 $280


$495 $595 $625 $260 $310 $330
Students $75 $75 $75 $75 $75 $75

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

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  • 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

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