49th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Sixth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication

49th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Sixth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication

15-18 June 2021 Milwaukee, WI


Important Dates

Session Topic Submission Deadline: *Extended to 30 September, 2020

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 February, 2021
Program to be Posted & Acceptance E-mails Sent: Mid–March, 2021
Registration Opens: Mid–March, 2021
Hotel Reservation Deadline: 7 May, 2021
Pre-Registration Deadline: 7 May, 2021
No Registration Refund After: 14 June, 2017
Extended Abstract Deadline: 14 July, 2021

Session Topic Proposals

The program committees for the 49th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology and the Sixth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication would like to seek input from our community when setting the scientific and technical program for the meeting in Milwaukee.

Submit a Session Topic Proposal


The 49th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology is organized by the Board on Broadcast Meteorology and hosted by the American Meteorological Society. The Sixth 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 49th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Sixth 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


All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration may be completed on-line, via fax-in form, or on-site. Links will be available in the left-hand panel of this page. Registration rates will be announced and opened in Mid-March 2021. 

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 and 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/).  

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.