2023 AMS Washington Forum

2023 AMS Washington Forum

17-19 April 2023 Washington, DC

The 2023 AMS Washington Forum (2023 AWF) provides a platform to examine public policy issues across the weather, water, and climate enterprise.  We are pleased to announce that we will be holding the 2023 Forum in a hybrid format providing an opportunity for both in-person and/or virtual attendance.

This year’s theme is Connecting Science and Technology with Business and Public Policy and will offer a mix of keynotes and engaging session topics.  Such topics include:   

  • Forum on Climate Linked Economics - Venture and Private Investing in Climate Technology,
  • Planning for Climate Induced Human Mobility and Migration,

  • Preparing for the Unpredictable as We Transition to Carbon-Free Power Generation,

  • Enabling Sustainable Open Science - How Does Industry, Academia, and Government Navigate This Space,

  • Weather, Automated Vehicles, and Society,

  • Assessing Human Behavior with Big Data in response to Forecasts/Warnings,

  • Blockchain, Cyber and Climate & Weather,

  • Enterprise Level Workforce Needs,

  • Midpoint between NASEM Earth Science Decadal Surveys - where are we on investments in next gen Earth science observing infrastructure? and

  • U.S. Congressional Staff Roundtable

The 2023 AWF 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

To be announced soon!

2023 Mahoney Lecture

To be annouced soon!

About the Lecture Series

This lecture series is in memory of Dr. James (Jim) Richard Mahoney who passed away in September 2015. The Annual Lecture has been initiated by a group of his former colleagues and will be conducted in cooperation with the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), two organizations pivotal to Jim’s professional career. The Annual Lecture will honor Jim’s memory in perpetuity by featuring an annual lecture by a distinguished speaker on a relevant environmental science and/or policy issue of the day.


There are several sponsorship opportunities available at the 2023 AWF.  All sponsors will receive recognition on the conference website, conference program and signage at event sponsored. Interested companies and organizations should contact Adam Kelly.


All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration will open in February 2023. 

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 by email (accessibility@ametsoc.org) or phone (617) 226-3971, 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

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/ams/index.cfm/about-ams/diversity-and-inclusion-at-ams/).