Summer Policy Colloquium

AMS Meetings and COVID-19

Please note that due to COVID-19, some changes have been made to the Summer Policy Colloquium.  Email Bill Hooke ( for an update.  

AMS Summer Policy Colloquium participants standing in front of the U.S. Capitol Building

Put yourself in the picture: The 2020 AMS Summer Policy Colloquium.

Do you want to put your science to work? See it contribute to a better world? Then you want to be as disciplined in your approach to the policy process as you are to your research and services. Ten days at the AMS Summer Policy Colloquium, to be held in Washington, D.C., 31 May–9 June 2020, can jump-start your preparation.

Join some 30–40 of your peers: early to midcareer earth and atmospheric scientists from academia, government, and the private sector who will dialog with policy-level officials in the federal agencies and Executive Office of the President, Congressional members and staffers from both parties, and other leaders engaged in the policy process.

This is the 20th year of this unique and highly successful AMS science policy immersion workshop; alumni now number over 600.

The 2020 Colloquium will cover

  • public–private–academic partnerships, domestically and internationally;
  • policy implications of the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017, as well as selected climate-change legislation;
  • valuation—what’s involved in estimating the worth of environmental intelligence to society and the world;
  • …and more!

Learn more about the Summer Policy Colloquium, including participant biographies and agendas from previous years

Interested? You can register up until 15 April 2020, but please note that participation will be limited to 40 individuals, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register Today

Important Note for Graduate Students: A limited number of graduate students and faculty will be awarded full financial support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), based on a national competition. Those seeking NSF funding must apply by 31 March 2020, in addition to registering.

Questions? Please contact William H. Hooke at

AMS Meetings and COVID-19