34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Virtual Meeting

34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Virtual Meeting

10 – 14 May 2021 Virtual Meeting

Thank you for attending the 34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology!


Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation this meeting was held virtually 10-14 May 2021.

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AMS Meetings and COVID-19

Please note the 34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology virtual platform was shared with the 13th Fire and Forest Meteorology Virtual Symposium, taking place the same week in May. All registered attendees had full access to the program, materials, and live presentations for both meetings.

The AMS Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones  serves as an authority on tropical meteorology and tropical cyclones for the Society and is the communication channel for the Society with the national and international organizations for tropical meteorological and related activities. The general functions of the committee are to stimulate research activities in problems of the tropical atmosphere and its relationships to other parts of the atmosphere-ocean-earth system represented by other committees, to encourage the exchange of ideas and information, and to promote the application of acquired knowledge to operational problems related to the Tropics. The 34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology occurred virtually and included a number of topics, which can be viewed here.




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The 34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology  was organized by the AMS Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones and is hosted by the American Meteorological Society. 


There were several sponsorship opportunities available at the 34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology. All sponsors will receive recognition on the conference website, conference program and signage at event sponsored. 


Already registered for the 34th Hurricanes Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Existing registrations for the meeting were honored over the new 2021 dates. 

Early Registration Registration Late Registration
  Through 15 April 4/16-4/30 5/1-5/14
ATTENDEE TYPE                  
AMS Full Member $270 $320 $370
AMS Full Member Speaker or Poster Presenter
•AMS Full Member Program Chair
•AMS Full Member Session Chair
$270 $320 Not Available
Exhibitor Attendee
Co-Sponsoring Society Member*
$310 $360 $410
Non-Member Speaker or Poster Presenter
•Non-Member Program Chair
•Non-Member Session Chair
$310 $360 Not Available
AMS Associate Member
$370 $420 $470
Retired Member $120 $145 $220
AMS Student Member $70 $95 $170
Student Non-Member $105 $130 $205

All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration must be completed online. Everyone presenting (both oral and poster) and/or attending must register. Be sure to register by 04/15/21 in order to receive the lower registration rate. Registrations received at AMS from 04/16/21 and through the conference dates will be processed at the higher rate (see rates below). Payment may be made with check, purchase order (hard copy required) or credit card (MasterCard/VISA/American Express). There will be no registration refunds after 04/24/21. Cancellations made before this date will be charged a $25.00 processing fee. 

Please note that members of the Press may be in attendance. 

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.

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/).  

Professional and Respectful Conduct at AMS Meetings

Need to report unprofessional or disrespectful conduct? Email [email protected] or call 617-226-3965.

  • AMS is committed to safe and inclusive meetings for all attendees.
  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated at any meeting or event associated with the meeting.
  • All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Be inclusive and respectful.
  • This statement is meant to cover all meeting-associated events, including those sponsored by organizations other than AMS but held in relation to AMS events.  This includes the scientific program, short courses, and exhibitions, as well as receptions, town hall meetings, and other informal or formal gatherings associated with AMS. Similarly, participants shall adhere to this code of conduct in online spaces related to the meeting and meeting-associated events, including Facebook, Twitter, and other online venues.
  • Those who violate the standards of professional and respectful conduct may be asked to leave the meeting immediately and without refund, may not be considered for service on AMS boards and committees, and may be subject to additional legal action.
  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination includes offensive comments and actions related to age, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.
  • If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior, please immediately:
    • Notify an AMS Staff Member (wearing a blue ribbon at an in person meeting).
    • Email [email protected] or call 617-226-3965
    • Email AMS Executive Director, Keith Seitter, [email protected]
  • If you witness or experience behavior that constitutes an immediate and serious threat, please call 911.
  • Members of the response team: 
    • Keith Seitter, Executive Director
    • Stephanie Armstrong, Associate Executive Director
    • Brian Papa, Associate Executive Director
    • Claudia Gorski, Director of Meetings
    • Jen Ives, Associate Director of Meetings
    • Jenn Rosen, Senior Meetings and Exhibits Manager
    • Wendy Abshire, Education Program Director