Cancelled: 2020 Summer Community Meeting

Cancelled: 2020 Summer Community Meeting

AMS Meetings and COVID-19

AMS 2020 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 are excited to be in Norman, OK at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel & Conference Center with sessions scheduled on 28 July and 29 July!

As always, we will be exploring 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 will hold their bi-annual Partner’s Meeting on July 30. The Partners Meeting offers a chance to learn more about the current status and future plans for NWS products and services.

Mark your calendar for this important series of meetings in July in Norman – we hope to see you there!  For additional information, please contact Jonathan Porter at or Doug Hilderbrand at


The 2020 Summer Community Meeting is organized and hosted by the American Meteorological Society.


There are several sponsorship opportunities available at the 2020 Summer Community Meeting. All sponsors will receive recognition on the conference website, conference program and signage at event sponsored. Interested companies and organizations should contact


All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration may be completed online, via fax-in form, or onsite.  Be sure to register by 06/26/20 in order to receive the lower registration rate.  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).

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 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 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: