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


Thank you for joining us in San Diego, CA!




The 47th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology was organized by the Board on Broadcast Meteorology and hosted by the American Meteorological Society. The Fifth 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. 


There were 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.

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.





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 

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

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

Conference Luncheon

Thursday, June 13, 12:00–1:30pm

A ticket was needed to attend the Thursday Luncheon. One ticket to the 47th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fifth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication Luncheon was included in the full-week registration package. The Luncheon took place in the Exhibit Hall (Rio Vista Salon D-F). 

Conference Outing

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

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

Buses departed 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 [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
  • 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 [email protected] 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/index.cfm/ams/about-ams/diversity-and-inclusion-at-ams/).