Special Events

The AMS Severe Local Storms 2016 program chairs and committee are planning several special events in Portland. Summaries of a few of these events can be found below, further details will be provided closer to the event. Some of these events require reserving venues outside of the hotel and a preliminary headcount for venue planning is needed ASAP. If you would kindly respond to the simple survey link found below- even if you do not plan on attending the event(s), we would greatly appreciate your help. It only takes a few seconds to complete. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Portland!


Please respond to the survey by SEPTEMBER 27



Research Techniques Tutorial 

A research techniques tutorial session will take place on Tuesday evening (tentatively at 7:30pm Pacific) at the conference hotel meeting space. The tutorial will be presented by experts in a variety of observational, modeling, data assimilation, and other state-of-the-art techniques frequently used in severe storms research. The goal of this presentation is to provide a "research-tools-for-dummies" approach for students and professionals to learn about what tools are available for their research, who they can contact to get started using them, and to get acquainted with methods and jargon that will be discussed in talks during the week. All conference goers are welcomed to attend!

Early-Career Professional Networking Event*

An informal social gathering will take place Nov. 9, 2016, from 8-11 pm at the Yardhouse (located just a couple of blocks from the Portland Hotel at, Pioneer Place, 888 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204) for early-career professionals. AMS recognizes “Early Career Professionals” as scientists who are within ten years of having earned their highest degrees, as well as those who are still in the early stage of their careers but have seen these interrupted for up to 5-10 years by family leaves, military service, and the like. This will be an opportunity to chat with several invited professionals in established careers about job trajectories and to get advice on career building opportunities beyond typical job duties. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the selected venue by attendees (individuals will be responsible for cost of participation).

Women’s Dinner*

All women attending the conference are welcome to attend at Southpark Seafood (901 Southwest Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205 - only a 3 minute walk from hotel), this event will start at  7:30pm on Nov. 10, 2106.  This is an opportunity to connect with your fellow female colleagues at the conference in a fun, informal setting. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the selected venue (individuals will be responsible for cost of participation). 


*These events will have additional costs to be paid at time of attendance- participation is not included in any conference related registration/costs.