FAQ

When and where is the Colloquium? Is it a hybrid event?
The 2023 Colloquium will consist of both virtual and in-person sessions; however these sessions will not take place simultaneously. In-person sessions will be held from Sunday, June 4 - Friday, June 9, 2023 at the AAAS building, 1200 New York Avenue, Washington D.C. 20005. Virtual sessions will be held in early May and late June to introduce and supplement the in-person experience, respectively.

I can attend the in-person sessions but not the virtual ones, should I attend the Colloquium?
Attendance at virtual sessions, while not mandatory, is highly recommended as an opportunity to expand upon material covered in the in-person sessions and to network with peers and experts in the policy arena. Attendance at the in-person sessions is mandatory. If you cannot attend the in-person sessions, it is recommended that you wait to attend the Colloquium in a future year.

How do I register for the Colloquium?
Please visit the Registration page for more information. Registration for the Colloquium will open in December 2022 and will remain open until April 15, 2023 or until capacity is reached. 

I am a student; do any funding opportunities exist for me to attend the Colloquium?
Graduate students may apply for National Science Foundation (NSF) funding. Faculty from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions (MSIs) may also apply for NSF Funding. Read more

I am not a student; do any funding opportunities exist for me to attend the Colloquium?
Early and mid-career scientists and professionals may apply for the Hooke Fellowship in Policy and Leadership to cover the costs of registration, room and board, and travel. Read more

Can I apply for both NSF funding and the Hooke Fellowship?
We do not recommend that prospective participants apply for both NSF funding and the Hooke fellowship. Please read the information pages to determine which opportunity is right for you.

Are any meals provided as part of Colloquium registration?
Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the Colloquium on June 5-9. We will have dinner on Sunday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 7.  

How should I prepare for the Colloquium?
Please see the About the Colloquium page for recommended reading. In preparing for the Colloquium, please note that the dress code for the Colloquium is primarily business casual, although several events will require business attire. 

When will the agenda for the Colloquium be available?
The agenda for the Colloquium will not be finalized until near the start date in June, as speaker availability is likely to shift. A past agenda, representing the types of speakers and events that will typically be part of the Colloquium, may be found here

What health & safety measures will be in place during the Colloquium? Do I need to wear a mask?
We recommend that you check the Summer Policy Colloquium’s Commitment to Care page for recommendations, guidance, and requirements for our in-person events, which will be adjusted as needed. 

My question isn’t answered here!
Please contact Paul Higgins, phiggins@ametsoc.org, with any additional questions about the Colloquium.