45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fourth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication

45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fourth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication

21 – 23 June 2017 Kansas City, MO


Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 21 February, 2017
Program to be Posted & Acceptance E-mails Sent: Mid–March, 2017
Registration Opens: Mid–March, 2017
Hotel Reservation Deadline: 19 May, 2017
Pre-Registration Deadline: 12 May, 2017
No Registration Refund After: 14 June, 2017
Extended Abstract Deadline: 19 July, 2017


The 45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology is organized by the Board on Broadcast Meteorology and hosted by the American Meteorological Society. The Fourth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication is organized by the Board on Societal Impacts and the Committee on Severe Local Storms and hosted by the American Meteorological Society


There are several sponsorship opportunities available at the 45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fourth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication. All sponsors will receive recognition on the conference website, conference program and signage at event sponsored. Interested companies and organizations should contact Gillian Peguero


All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration may be completed online, via fax-in form, or onsite. Everyone presenting (both oral and poster) and/or attending must register and wear a badge. Be sure to register by 05/10/17 in order to receive the lower registration rate. Registrations received at AMS from 05/11/17 and through the conference dates will be processed at the higher rate (see rates below). After 06/5/17 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).

Onsite registration: The AMS registration desk at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza Hotel will be open for registration on Tuesday, 20 June from 7:30am-5:30pm, and Wednesday-Friday during the hours of the conference.

Conference Registration Rates

The full-week package includes admission to all sessions, exhibits, breakfasts, coffee breaks, ice breaker reception, and one ticket to Thursday's Lunch.
The one-day package includes for one calendar day admission to all sessions, exhibits, breakfast and coffee breaks for one day. The Thursday Lunch is NOT included.
  Early Registration Registration Late Registration Early Registration Registration Late Registration
  Through May 10 May 11-June 19 On-Site Through May 10 May 11-June 19 On-Site
ATTENDEE TYPE            
AMS Full Member/ Program or Session Chair $500 $540 $560 $265 $305 $325
Non-Member Speaker, AMS Associate Member, or Exhibitor $550 $590 $610 $265 $305 $325
Non-Member   $600 $640 $660 $265 $305 $325
Retired Member $220 $260 $270 $100 $140 $160
AMS Student Member $195 $235 $255 $70 $110 $130
Student Non-Member $225 $255 $275 $100 $140 $160

Guest Badge(s)

You may bring up to two guests to the Conference for an additional $50 per guest. Guests will not be able to join you for sessions but may join you for functions to which all attendees are invited. PLEASE NOTE: To have your guest(s) join you for Conference Lunch Buffet or the Conference Outing, you will need to purchase additional ticket(s).


An exhibit program is planned.  For more detailed information click here.


Exhibit Hours

Wed, 21 June 5:30–7:30 p.m.  (Opening Reception/Cash Bar)
Thurs, 22 June 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (Conference Luncheon 12:00-1:30p.m.)
Fri, 23 June 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Exhibitors at the 45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fourth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication have invested and committed their support to this industry. They have planned for several months or more to bring the Attendees the experience they seek and deserve.

Suitcasing Policy: Only contracted Exhibitors are permitted to promote their products, services or company at the Meeting. All company promotion and product sampling must occur within a contracted booth space. This includes, but is not limited to handing out flyers, approaching Exhibitor booths to sell products, and leaving and/or distributing product information in public spaces and show floor aisles. Exhibitors found doing so will be sent back to their booth space and materials left will be confiscated and disposed of properly. Attendees will be asked to leave the show and forfeit their badge. Additional penalties may apply. Any “suit-casers” observed by both attendees and exhibitors should be reported to the Show Management immediately.

AMS Short Course(s)

AMS Short Course: Introducing GOES-16: Early Results, and Forecasting Applications for Broadcasters
June 20, 2017, Kansas City, MO

AMS Short Course: Communicating the Costs of Climate Change: Weather, Health, and Economic Impacts
June 20, 2017, Kansas City, MO

Conference Luncheon

Thursday, June 22, 12:00–1:30pm

A ticket is needed to attend the Thursday Luncheon. One ticket to the 45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fourth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication Luncheon is included in the full-week registration package. The Luncheon will take place in the Exhibit Hall (Salon IA-IB). Guest and/or additional tickets ($50 each) may be purchased onsite until noon Wednesday 21 June.

Conference Outing

Thursday, 22 June from 7:00-10:00pm

A ticket is needed to attend the Thursday Outing which will take place at Leinenkugel's Kansas City, located in the Power and Light District. Tickets are priced at $55 per person.  Ticket includes food, hosted beer and wine bar, and transportation to and from the hotel to the event. 

Buses will depart the hotel at 6:45pm.  Return shuttles will leave Leinenkugel's at 9:15, 9:30, 9:45 and 10:00pm. 

OptionalPerformance by Chase Rice on Thursday, June 22nd at Kansas City Live! in the Power & Light District! Starts at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 and available to purchase at Ticketfly.com.  Purchase tickets here.  

*Attendees will be able to hear and view the concert from the outing patio - $10 tickets are sold only if you wish to attend and view the concert separately. 

Professional and Respectful Conduct at AMS Meetings

AMS is committed to safe and productive 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. 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 verbal comments related to gender, 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.

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 and exhibitions, as well as receptions, town hall meetings, and other informal or formal gatherings associated with AMS.

Any attendee who believes he or she may have witnessed or have been subjected to that violates professional and respectful behavior should contact a senior member of the AMS staff. This may be done by talking with any AMS staff (identified with a staff badge) or by sending an e-mail to or by leaving a message at 617-226-3965 with the appropriate contact information. A senior AMS staff member will be in contact in a timely manner. (In the unlikely event a reply is not received within 12 hours of sending an e-mail or leaving a voice-mail message, follow-up with an AMS staff member at the meeting is advised to ensure that the original message has been received.) Anyone witnessing or experiencing behavior that constitutes an immediate and serious threat, is advised to call 911 or the local police first.

The AMS takes any breach of professional conduct at an AMS meeting or related function very seriously. Attendees are encouraged to report any unprofessional conduct in the knowledge that AMS staff members will do their best to maintain the confidentiality of all parties to the extent possible while taking appropriate actions. In situations for which additional action is warranted, the AMS will cooperate fully with the appropriate authorities.

Beyond the Meeting

For information about local attractions, events, and restaurants in Kansas City, please visit the Kansas City CVB’s website at www.visitkc.com.


Worlds of Fun

Great Wolf Lodge

Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark

Oceans of Fun 




Starlight Theater

Chicago & The Doobie Brothers Tuesday 20th

Mamma Mia! Friday and Saturday the 23rd & 24th 



Within walking distance of hotel:

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

National Museums in Kansas City:

National World War I Museum and Memorial (the nation's only WW I Museum)

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

*****Right next to***********

American Jazz Museum

Other museums of interest: 

Hallmark Kaleidoscope

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City - the Ultimate ...
The College Basketball Experience



The Legends

Zona Rosa





Boulevard Brewing Company

Tom's Town Distilling Company





City Market - Kansas City River Market Community Association


The Streetcar line is FREE!


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.