47th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fifth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication

47th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fifth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication

June 12-14, 2019, San Diego, CA


Important Dates

Session Topic Deadline: 20 December, 2018

Abstract Deadline has been extended: 20 February, 2019
Acceptance E-mails Sent Out & Program is Posted: Mid–March, 2019
Registration & Hotel Reservations Open: Now Open
Hotel Reservation Deadline: 08 May, 2019
Pre-Registration Deadline: 08 May, 2019
No Registration Refund After: 03 June, 2019
Extended Abstract Deadline: 12 July, 2019

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The 47th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology is organized by the Board on Broadcast Meteorology and hosted by the American Meteorological Society. The Fifth 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 47th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fifth 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 Ricky Sidla.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the National Science Foundation to George Mason University, in cooperation with Climate Central, Yale University, NASA, & NOAA for their financial support to the AMS Short Course: From Science to Solutions.





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 08 May, 2019 in order to receive the lower registration rate. Registrations received at AMS from 08 May and through the conference dates will be processed at the higher rate (see rates below). After 11 June 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).

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 8 May 8-June 11 On-Site Through May 8 May 8-June 11 On-Site
ATTENDEE TYPE            
AMS Full Member, AMS Affiliate Member, Program or Session Chair $500 $540 $560 $265 $305 $325
Non-Member Speaker or Poster Presenter, AMS Associate Member, or Co-Sponsoring Society Member $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

Conference Field Trip to Scripps

Tuesday, 11 June from 5:30-7:30pm (Time is subject to change)

A ticket is needed to attend the Tuesday Field trip and tour to the Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. The tour will be 60 minutes and transportation will be provided. $25 tickets will be available for purchase when registering.

Buses will board 5:15:-5:30 PM at the east entrance.

Conference Luncheon

Thursday, June 13, 12:00–1:30pm

A ticket is needed to attend the Thursday Luncheon. One ticket to the 47th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fifth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication Luncheon is included in the full-week registration package. The Luncheon will take place in the Exhibit Hall (Rio Vista Salon D-F). Guest and/or additional tickets ($50 each) may be purchased onsite until noon Wednesday 12 June.

Conference Outing

Thursday, 13 June from 7:00-10:00pm

A ticket is needed to attend the Thursday Outing which will take place at Café Coyote located in the Heart of Historic Old Town San Diego. Tickets are priced at $40 per person.  Ticket includes food, 1 drink ticket, and transportation to and from the hotel to the event. Children's tickets are also available at $20 per person (Age 12 & under only).

Buses will depart the hotel at 6:30pm. 

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) 226-3916, 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/).