2024 Summer Community Meeting

2024 Summer Community Meeting

5-6 August 2024, Washington, D.C. 

Important Dates

Hotel Reservations Open: Late April 

Hotel Reservation Deadline: 9 July 2024

Pre-Registration Deadline: 9 July 2024

No Registration Refund After: 16 July 2024


The AMS Summer Community Meeting (SCM) is shaping up to be an exciting event that welcomes members from across the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise for two days of intense discussion of the future of the Enterprise along with networking and collegial interactions.  The theme, “Ensuring a Robust Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise,” builds on the fact that we are now just over two decades since the “Fair Weather” report that led to the creation of the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise Commission and the establishment of the Summer Community Meeting as the primary venue for leaders in the Enterprise to discuss and resolve issues.  This year’s meeting will focus special attention on the Weather Enterprise, with an opportunity for the entire community to learn about, discuss, debate, and extend some of the preliminary findings coming from an AMS study on the Weather Enterprise.  

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

  • How can academic programs evolve to create the workforce needed for the Enterprise of today and the future?
  • How can the private, academic, government, and NGO sectors work together to produce the best possible NWP platforms?
  • How is the explosion of AI impacting predictions and services?
  • What is the best balance between government observations and commercial data buys?
  • How is the research enterprise changing in the face of new technologies?
  • How do we ensure open science and open data in an Enterprise where more observations are under the control of the private sector?
  • How do we ensure our warnings, decision support, and other services are taking best advantage of the strengths of each sector of the community?

The AMS Summer Community Meeting (SCM) is a special time for professionals from academia, industry, government, and NGOs (i.e., the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise) to come together to discuss broader strategic priorities, identify challenges to be addressed, 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 Jordan Gerth, BEC Chair, email:  [email protected].


The 2024 Summer Community Meeting is hosted by the American Meteorological Society. 


Sponsorship opportunities will be available soon. Interested companies and organizations should contact Adam Kelly


All attendees and presenters must register to attend the conference. Registration may be completed online. The link will be available on this page once registration opens. Registration rates will be announced soon!

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Need to report unprofessional or disrespectful conduct? Text AMS at (617) 606-4369 or email [email protected].

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  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated at any meeting or event associated with the meeting.
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Members of the response team:

  • Stephanie Armstrong, Associate Executive Director
  • Brian Papa, Associate Executive Director
  • Jen Ives, Associate Director of Meetings

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 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/).  

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..