2021 Summer Community Meeting

21-23 September 2021 

Virtual Meeting


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation this conference will be held virtually 21-23 September 2021.


Important Dates

Pre-Registration Deadline: 10 September 2021
No Registration Refund After: 16 September 2021

AMS Meetings and COVID-19


The AMS Summer Community Meeting (SCM) is a special time during the year when professionals from academia, industry, and government (i.e., the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise) come together to discuss broader strategic priorities, identify opportunities to collaborate, and share points of view on pressing topics.  The SCM provides a unique, informal setting for constructive deliberation of current issues and development of a shared vision for the future.


We are excited to host this year’s meeting online. With the theme, “Building Forward Together: New Opportunities in Academic, Private, Public Collaboration”, this year’s Meeting will highlight many new, transformative initiatives now evolving across the Enterprise, while also soliciting community involvement to discuss some of our emerging challenges. 


The current list of likely sessions for the AMS Summer Community Meeting include:


• Expanding opportunities for R2O, O2R, and R2X across the weather Enterprise;

• EPIC kickoff: Status and next steps;

• Data sharing: balancing data ownership with community obligations;

• Exploring the future of satellite observations and delivery;

• New innovations in the weather – transportation nexus; and

• Communicating risk and uncertainty: lessons learned from the February Southern Plains Cold Outbreak


Keynote Speakers

Kelvin Droegemeier

Kelvin Droegemeier

Rick Spinrad

Rick Spinrad


For additional information, please contact Jerry Brotzge, BEC Chair, email:  [email protected] .


Inclusivity at AMS

 AMS is committed 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/).  

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.
  • This statement is meant to cover all meeting-associated events, including those sponsored by organizations other than AMS but held in relation to AMS events.  This includes the scientific program, short courses, and exhibitions, as well as receptions, town hall meetings, and other informal or formal gatherings associated with AMS. Similarly, participants shall adhere to this code of conduct in online spaces related to the meeting and meeting-associated events, including Facebook, Twitter, and other online venues.
  • 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 (wearing a blue ribbon at an in person meeting).
    • Email [email protected] or call 617-226-3965
    • Email AMS Executive Director, Keith Seitter, [email protected]
  • If you witness or experience behavior that constitutes an immediate and serious threat, please call 911.
  • Members of the response team: 
    • Keith Seitter, Executive Director
    • Stephanie Armstrong, Associate Executive Director
    • Brian Papa, Associate Executive Director
    • Claudia Gorski, Director of Meetings
    • Jen Ives, Associate Director of Meetings
    • Jenn Rosen, Senior Meetings and Exhibits Manager
    • Wendy Abshire, Education Program Director