2021 AMS Washington Forum Virtual Meeting

2021 AMS Washington Forum Virtual Meeting

26–29 April 2021

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AWF AGENDA

The 2021 AMS Washington Forum will provide a platform to examine public policy issues across the weather, water, and climate enterprise and will have a mix of  leadership keynotes and relevant session topics including but not limited to:

  • The Future of Weather Forecasters and Technology
  • Climate Adaptation and Resiliency: Are we prepared?
  • Unlocking the Spectrum Puzzle: Balancing weather information needs with increasing global demand for spectrum
  • Future of Weather and Climate Financial Risk Management 

We are in the process of finalizing the AWF agenda to adapt to our virtual format. More details to follow in the coming weeks on session logistics and the AMS virtual platform. With this pivot, it offers a unique opportunity to expand and maximize participation across the enterprise, and key stakeholders in the private and public sectors. 

**The 2021 AMS Washington Forum will take place in a virtual format. As we are not able to meet in person as planned, we have changed the format of conference to one that is conducive to virtual learning and collaboration. This event will still provide an important platform to examine public policy issues across the weather, water, and climate sciences and will feature several leadership keynotes. We hope that by eliminating travel costs and setting registration rates as low as possible, we can maximize participation by those interested in learning more about how weather, water, and climate information can help support risk management across the public and private sectors.**

Connecting Science and Technology with Business and Public Policy

Mark your calendars now for the 2021 AMS Washington Forum. This much-anticipated event provides an important platform to examine public policy issues across the weather, water, and climate sciences. We will have several leadership keynotes. 

This meeting is open for anyone interested in learning more about how weather, water, and climate information can help support risk management across the public and private sectors. This includes agencies and companies whose operations and planning are reliant on environmental factors.

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

Keynote Speakers

Ben Friedman

Ben Friedman

NOAA Leadership Keynote

Deputy Under Secretary for Operations Performing the duties of Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere

Dr. Steve Volz

Dr. Steve Volz

NOAA Leadership Keynote

Acting Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Observation & Prediction

Nicole LeBoeuf

Nicole LeBoeuf

NOAA Leadership Keynote

National Ocean Service Acting Assistant Administrator

Craig McLean

Craig McLean

NOAA Leadership Keynote

Acting Chief Scientist

Dr. Mayra Oyola-Merced

Dr. Mayra Oyola-Merced

Weather Enterprise Keynote: Social Networking, Working and Consuming Data

Atmospheric and Ionospheric Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. DaNa Carlis

Dr. DaNa Carlis

Student Enterprise Keynote: Career Journey: Science, Policy, and Leadership

NOAA Global Systems Laboratory, Deputy Director

Amanda Lynch

Dr. Amanda Lynch

Weather Enterprise Keynote: Science Communication in Challenging Times

 Professor of Environment and Society, Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Brown University

Richard Spinrad

Dr. Richard Spinrad

Ocean Enterprise Keynote: The New Blue Economy

Professor, Oregon State University and Member, Ocean Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences

Sponsorship

There are several sponsorship opportunities available at the AMS Washington Forum. All sponsors will receive recognition on the conference website, conference program and signage at event sponsored. Interested companies and organizations should contact Adam Kelly.

Important Dates

Pre-Registration Deadline: 05 April 2021
No Registration Refund After: 16 April 2021

AMS Meetings and COVID-19

Session Topics:

Below are some of great session topics we will be featuring:

  • Addressing Our Wildland Fire Weather Needs
  • An Update on the Latest Challenges and Opportunities in the Arctic
  • Policy Impacts on Enterprise Value
  • Data Commercialization (WMO)
  • Making Weather Water and Climate Programs Happen: Perspectives from Federal Agency Procurement Leaders
  • Energy Policy and Science in the Next Decade
  • Provision of Products and Services to the Blue Economy: The IOOS Ocean Enterprise Study 2020
  • Truth in Science - Scientific Integrity in the Public Sphere: (mis)trust, rumors, and risk

Registration Open

All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration is now open. If you are an individual interested in registering for the meeting, visit the registration page to get started! 

  EARLY REGISTRATION LATE REGISTRATION
  Through 05 April 05 April through 29 April
ATTENDEE TYPE    
Member/Associate $150 $175
Non-Member $175 $200
Student $25 $35