34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

10 – 15 May 2020 New Orleans, LA

Important Dates

Session Topic Proposal Deadline: 1 July 2019

Abstract Deadline: 15 November 2019
Acceptance E-mails Sent Out & Program is Posted: late December 2019
Registration & Hotel Reservations Open: late December 2019
Hotel Reservation Deadline: 1 April 2020
Pre-Registration Deadline: 1 April 2020
No Registration Refund After: 24 April 2020
Extended Abstract Deadline: 15 June 2020


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


There are 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. Interested companies and organizations should contact Jen Ives at jives@ametsoc.org.


All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration may be completed on-line, via fax-in form, or on-site. Everyone presenting (both oral and poster) and/or attending must register and wear a badge. Be sure to register by 04/01/20 in order to receive the lower registration rate. Registrations received at AMS from 04/02/20and through the conference dates will be processed at the higher rate (see rates below). After 04/24/20 please register at the meeting or online. Payment may be made with check, purchase order (hard copy required) or credit card (MasterCard/VISA/American Express). FAXED registration forms must be accompanied by payment (PO or credit card # only). There will be no registration refunds after 04/24/20. Cancellations made before this date will be charged a $25.00 processing fee.

Rates and online registration will be available here in late December 2019.

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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.

Professional and Respectful Conduct at AMS Meetings

Need to report unprofessional or disrespectful conduct? Email conduct@ametsoc.org 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
  • 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 who is wearing a blue ribbon.

Email conduct@ametsoc.org or call 617-226-3965. All members of the AMS response team, listed below, will be alerted to the report to ensure a timely response.

Members of the AMS response team: 

Keith Seitter, Executive Director
Stephanie Armstrong, Associate Executive Director
Brian Papa, Associate Executive Director
Jen Ives,  Meetings Manager
Claudia Gorski, Director of Meetings
Wendy Abshire, Education Program Director

Inclusivity at AMS

 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/ams/index.cfm/about-ams/diversity-and-inclusion-at-ams/).