2024 AMS Washington Forum

2024 AMS Washington Forum


14-16 May 2024, College Park, MD and Online

Thank you for attending the 2024 AMS Washington Forum!

The 2024 AMS Washington Forum (2024 AWF) provided a platform to examine public policy issues across the weather, water, and climate enterprise.  

The 2024 AMS Washington Forum (2024 AWF) was organized by the AMS Board on Enterprise Economic Development (BEED), a part of the AMS Commission on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise (CWWCE).

AMS Mahoney Lecture

14 May 2024, 10:00am

The 2024 Mahoney Lecture Speaker was Dr. Antonio J. Busalacchi, UCAR President. The lecture was livestreamed from the AMS YouTube channel.

Learn More


  • Day 1 | 14 May, 2024: Policy Discussions for the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
  • Day 2 | 15 May, 2024: Rapid Growth – Navigating AI Implications and Applications in the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
  • Day 3 | 16 May, 2024: The Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise Discussions Across Sectors



There were several sponsorship opportunities available at the 2024 AWF.  All sponsors received recognition on the conference website, conference program and signage at events sponsored. 


All attendees registered to attend the conference.


The full-week package for in-person registration includes admission to all sessions, coffee breaks, general receptions as well as all virtual content.

The full-week package for virtual registration includes access to all live streams and recordings from all in-person sessions, and ability to message presenters and other attendees online.

Light breakfasts and lunches are included in registration. 


The one-day package for in-person registration includes one calendar day admission to the day's sessions, coffee breaks, general receptions as well as virtual content for the day.

The one-day package for virtual registration includes for one calendar day access to all live streams and recordings from the day's in-person sessions, and ability to message presenters and other attendees online.

A light breakfast and lunch may be included in your one-day package depending on the day of attendance. 

  Early Registration Registration

Onsite Registration  

Early Registration Registration Onsite Registration 
  Through April 26 April 27-May 13 May 14-16 Through April 26 April 27-May 13 May 14-16
ATTENDEE TYPE            
AMS Full Member or AMS Affiliate Member $425 $525 $555 $260 $300 $320
Non-Member or Associate Member   $525 $625 $645 $310 $350 $370
Students $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60


  • Everyone presenting and/or attending the Washington Forum registered online. Early registration rates were valid through Friday, April 26, 2024.
  • Please note that all payments were made in full in order to attend this meeting. Payment methods were check, purchase order (hard copy required) or credit card (MasterCard/VISA/American Express). All unpaid registrations were canceled if payment was not received by 1 May 2024. From 2 May 2024 through the end of the meeting, payment for registrations was accepted by credit card only and completed online by the attendee using their AMS login. No exceptions were granted.
  • Please contact the AMS Meetings department ([email protected]) with requests or questions regarding cancellations.  There were no registration refunds after 04/26/24. Cancellations made before this date were charged a $50.00 processing fee.
  • Please note that an individual must have a 2024 AMS membership to receive a Member registration rate.  If you would like to become a 2024 AMS member or renew your membership, please click here. Once the membership has been purchased, restart your registration. Please note that it may take some time for your membership status to update within the registration platform.

  • Registration rates for the Washington Forum were the same for in-person and virtual participants. We made this decision so that we can offer a robust, flexible, and equitable experience for everyone, whether you are in-person or virtual. Other factors involved include:

    • Increased costs for the in-person experience (audiovisual expenses, food and beverage costs, facility rental, on-site labor, travel costs, health and safety protocols etc.)

    • Increased costs for the remote experience (internet and hardware for live streaming, software for messaging and chat, labor, etc.)

    • It makes it easier for attendees to change their registration method from in-person to virtual and vice versa

    • It allows presenters the opportunity to present/facilitate discussion in-person or virtually with an in-person and virtual audience.

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 ([email protected]) 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/index.cfm/ams/about-ams/diversity-and-inclusion-at-ams/).