2023 Summer Community Meeting

2023 Summer Community Meeting

29-30 August 2023, Minneapolis, MN

Important Dates

Hotel Reservations Open: 28 May 2023

Hotel Reservation Deadline: 7 August 2023

Pre-Registration Deadline: 28 July 2023

No Registration Refund After: 13 August 2023

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The AMS Summer Community Meeting (SCM) is excited to welcome members from across the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise for a time of thought-provoking banter and discussion. With the theme, “Challenges in a Changing Environment: Rethinking our National Observing Infrastructure”, this year’s Meeting will highlight many new and transformative initiatives now evolving across the Enterprise, while also soliciting community involvement to discuss some of our emerging challenges. These challenges include how to fill current gaps in our national observing infrastructure; how to share resources across the academic, public, and private sectors; and how to move our national radar network beyond the WSR-88Ds.

Topics to be covered during this year’s meeting include:

• Washington D.C. policy update

• NOAA’s Precipitation Prediction Grand Challenge

• Drafting an updated Fair Weather Report

• Collection of socio-economic data for hazard assessment*

• Filling the PBL gap: Current technology for PBL monitoring

• Adopting common standards and protocols for a national PBL network

• Spatial and temporal needs for a national PBL network**

• Recent developments in Phased Array Radar*

• Planning the Next-Generation radar network*

• The Next-Generation radar network: A commercial perspective**

• The Next-Generation radar network: A government perspective**

* Town hall style discussion

** Panel discussions

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. This year’s meeting has been specifically designed to solicit audience engagement and to facilitate discussion, both during the meeting and after hours.

Mark your calendar for this two-day meeting in August. We look forward to your participation!  For additional information, please contact Jerry Brotzge, BEC Chair, email:  [email protected]


The 2023 Summer Community Meeting is hosted by the American Meteorological Society. 


There are several sponsorship opportunities available at the 2023 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 Adam Kelly.


All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration may be completed online. Links will be available in the left-hand panel of this page. Registration rates will be announced and opened in June 2023.



All attendees needed to be registered in order to attend the conference. Registration must be completed online. Everyone presenting and/or attending must register.

  Early Registration Registration
(In Person or Virtual) (In Person or Virtual)
Through July 28 July 29 - 28 August
AMS Full Member/ Program or Session Chair $435 $495
Non-Member   $495 $555
AMS Student Member $85 $85
Student Non-Member $135 $135

All in-person attendees must register by 28 August 2023. No onsite Registration is available.

There will be no registration refunds after 08/11/23. Cancellations made before this date will be charged a $50.00 processing fee.

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) 226-3971, four–six weeks prior to the meeting to request special arrangements.  Special housing needs should be requested when making hotel reservations.

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 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/).