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


Thank you for joining us in Kansas City!



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


All sponsors will receive recognition on the conference website, conference program and signage at event sponsored. 


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).

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 was needed to attend the Thursday Luncheon. One ticket to the 45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fourth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication Luncheon was included in the full-week registration package. The Luncheon took place in the Exhibit Hall (Salon IA-IB). 

Conference Outing

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

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

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

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.

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.