2019 Summer Community Meeting

2019 Summer Community Meeting

13 – 14 August 2019 Albany, NY

Thank you for attending the 2019 Summer Community Meeting! 



AMS 2019 Summer Community Meeting

The AMS Summer Community Meeting is a special time during the year when professionals from academia, industry, and government (i.e., the Enterprise) come together to discuss broader, strategic priorities, identify opportunities to collaborate, and share points of view on pressing topics.  A key focus is always on how new science and technology innovations can be leveraged by the Enterprise to continue enhancing forecasts for users globally as well as how to improve communication of forecasts in our rapidly changing world!


We were excited to be in Albany, NY at the University at Albany with sessions on August 13 and August 14!


As always, we explored opportunities to accelerate growth of the Weather Enterprise and importantly how we can each contribute through enhanced collaboration! Additionally, though a separate event, the NWS held their bi-annual Partner’s Meeting on August 15.  The Partners Meeting offered a chance to learn more about the current status and future plans for NWS products and services.


For additional information, please contact Jonathan Porter, BEC Chair at [email protected].

Key Topics


The list of sessions for the AMS Summer Community Meeting included:

  • Big Data, AI and Business Analytics, innovating “beyond the buzz words”
  • Enhanced collaboration with Emergency Managers
  • Use of observation networks to improve forecasts
  • Opportunities for US Weather Enterprise to more effectively contribute globally
  • Expanding the Enterprise by engaging new stakeholders
  • Communication innovations during high impact weather events


The 2019 Summer Community Meeting was organized and hosted by the American Meteorological Society.


There were several sponsorship opportunities available at the 2019 Summer Community Meeting. All sponsors will receive recognition on the conference website, conference program and signage at event sponsored.



Includes: Your badge (must be worn at all times in the meeting room), a program, and for each of two days: admission to the meeting, a light breakfast, a lunch, two refreshment breaks and 1 ticket to the Tuesday night dinner.

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. [Tickets to the dinner on Tuesday evening must be purchased separately]

  Early Registration Late Registration   Early Registration Late Registration  
  Through July 26 July 27-On-Site   Through July 26 July 27-On-Site  
ATTENDEE TYPE            
AMS Full Member/ Program or Session Chair $330 $390   $175 $225  
Non-Member   $390 $440   $225 $275  
AMS Student Member $50 $50   $50 $50  
Student Non-Member $100 $100   $100 $100  

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] or call 617-226-3965. All members of the AMS response team, listed below, will be alerted to the report 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/index.cfm/ams/about-ams/diversity-and-inclusion-at-ams/).