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Call for Papers 41st Conference on Broadcast Meteorology

Call for Papers Second Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication

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General Information (PDF)

Short Course:
Weird(er) Weather and a Changing Climate: Piecing Together the Puzzle

Online Registration for Meeting

Broadcast Exhibit Registration (PDF)

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41st Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Second
Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication

Nashville, Tennessee, 26-28 June, 2013

Sponsorship/Organizers

The 41st Conference on Broadcast Meteorology is organized the AMS Board on Broadcast Meteorology and sponsored by the American Meteorological Society. The Seond Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication is organized by the AMS Board on Societal Impacts and the Committee on Severe Local Storms and sponsored by the American Meteorological Society. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Music City, Nashville, Tennessee, 26-28 June, 2013.

Important Deadlines

No Registration Refunds after 11 June, 2013

Accommodations

All meeting sessions for the conferences will be held at the Sheraton Music City, 777 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214. A block of rooms, including wireless internet access has been reserved at the hotel for meeting attendees at a special rate of:

Guest Room Rates
Singles: $129.00
Doubles: $129.00
Triples: $139.00
Quads: $149.00

Per diem rates are available for those who qualify, but the rate is limited to 30% of the room block. Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 15.25%, and are subject to change. No automatic or mandatory charges are tips, gratuities, or service charges for employees, unless otherwise expressly stated.
Rates will be available 3 days prior and 3 days after the Event Dates indicated in the Room Block, subject to availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation.

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. You can do so by visiting: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/ams or calling 1-888-627-7060 and mentioning The American Meteorological Society.

Reservations made after that date are on a space available basis. We urge you to make reservations early since space is limited.

Exhibits

An Opening Reception is being sponsored by the Exhibitors. It will be held on Wednesday evening, June 26th, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall (Hermitage Ballroom).

Exhibit Times:
Move-In
Wednesday, 26 June     9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
(Installation must be complete by Wednesday, 26 June at 4:00 p.m.)
Exhibit Hours
Wed, 26 June    5:00 –7:00 p.m.
           (Opening Reception, Cash Bar)
Thurs, 27 June    9:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m. & 2:30- 5:30 p.m.
(Vendor Session before the Lunch Break 11a.m.-12 noon) 
Friday 28 June    9:00 a.m-12:00 noon
Move Out
Friday, 28 June 12:00–4:00 p.m. (Dismantle must be complete by Friday, 28 June at 4:00 p.m.)

Suitcasing
Exhibitors at the 41th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology have invested and committed their support to this industry. They have planned for several months or more to bring the Attendees the experience they seek and deserve.

Suitcasing Policy: Only contracted Exhibitors are permitted to promote their products, services or company at the Meeting. All company promotion and product sampling must occur within the a contracted booth space. This includes, but is not limited to handing out flyers, approaching Exhibitor booths to sell products, and leaving and/ or distributing product information in public spaces and show floor aisles. Exhibitors found doing so will be sent back to their booth space and materials left will be confiscated and disposed of properly. Attendees will be asked to leave the show and forfeit their badge. Additional penalties may apply. Any “suit-casers” observed by both attendees and exhibitors should be reported to the Show Management immediately.

Freeman On-line

AMS Exhibitor Service Site

Americans with Disabilities Act

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 convention center should check with the AMS Meetings Department (617) 226-3968, four–six weeks prior to the meeting so that necessary services can be put into place such as CART, special print
services, or wheel chair accessible service for the hotel shuttle.

Special housing needs should also be requested when hotel reservations are made. AMS wants to ensure that each attendee's stay at the 41st Conference on Broadcast Meteorology and the Second Conference on Weather Warnings and
Communication is a pleasant and productive one.

Registration

1) On-line Registration: This option is available to AMS Members and nonmembers who are paying by credit card or purchase order. You can register on-line through the conference. Be sure to register by 26 April, 2013 for the lowest rates.

2) Download the registration form from the conference website. Return the completed registration form by fax (617) 249-0272 or mail to: 41BC/2WxWarn Meeting, 45 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108.

3) On-site registration: The AMS registration desk at the Sheraton will be open for registration on Tuesday, 25 June from 3:30-7pm, and Wednesday-Friday during the hours of the conference.

Conference Registration Rates:

 

FULL-WEEK PACKAGE

ONE-DAY PACKAGE

 

ATTENDEE TYPE

Through 26 April

27 April-25 June

On-Site

Through 26 April

27 April-25 June

On-Site

AMS Full Member;
Program/Session Chair 

$480

$520

$540

$280

$320

$340

Non-member Speaker, Poster Presenter; AMS Associate Member; Cosponsoring Society Member

$520

$560

$580

$280

$320

$340

Non-Member

$570

$610

$630

$280

$320

$340

Retired Member

$205

$245

$265

$105

$145

$165

AMS Student Member

$180

$220

$240

$75

$115

$135

Student Non-Member

$210

$250

$270

$105

$145

$165

 

FULL-WEEK PACKAGE includes: Admittance to the conference and exhibits, all conference materials, Wednesday evening opening of exhibits reception, certain food functions, and all coffee breaks.
ONE-DAY PACKAGE includes: Admittance to the conference and exhibits, all conference materials and all coffee breaks for one calendar day.

Short Course

FULL / REGISTRATION CLOSED

Weird(er) Weather and a Changing Climate: Piecing Together the Puzzle
Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The nexus between weather anomalies and a warming climate will be the focus of a day-long, Tuesday, 25 June AMS "Short Course," a follow-up to a highly regarded short course on climate change conducted as part of the Portland, Oregon, broadcast meteorologists meeting in 2009. Managed by independent journalist and educator Bud Ward, editor of The Yale Forum on Climate Change, tuitions will be just $25 for up to 50 AMS short course registrants through a grant from program sponsor Climate Central of Princeton, N.J.

Registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until 14 June OR until the course capacity (50) has been reached. A faculty of climate/weather "household names" is being assembled to lead the session. More Information

General Jackson Showboat Cruise

Thursday night, June 27: General Jackson Showboat Cruise
Make the most of our non-conference time by enjoying dinner, entertainment and a water view of Nashville on one of the most popular showboats in the country!  Limited to 100 participants. Please purchase your ticket when registering for the conference. $30 per person (that's a steal!), thanks to the generous sponsorship from Baron and Midland this festive evening.

Let's Crawl...Meteorologists

Music City Pub Crawl welcomes the AMS for a special pub crawl tour on Friday, June 28th at 6:30 PM
The forecast is clear... The tour will be full of laughs, enthralling, with a good chance of laughs, games and toasts. There is a 100% chance of great drink specials, as well, so be sure to wear your party hat. You will definitely crawl away with a glimpse of Nashville's rich, colorful history!

Register below by clicking on either the "one" or "two" Google Checkout button below. Everyone will be transported to the starting bar from the Opryland Hotel, and back after the tour.

http://www.musiccitypubcrawl.com/ams-group

Walking is minimal and drinking is not required--just a party spirit!

Opening of Exhibits:

Exhibit Times: TBD

Suitcasing
Exhibitors at the 41th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology have invested and committed their support to this industry. They have planned for several months or more to bring the Attendees the experience they seek and deserve.

Suitcasing Policy: Only contracted Exhibitors are permitted to promote their products, services or company at the Meeting. All company promotion and product sampling must occur within the a contracted booth space. This includes, but is not limited to handing out flyers, approaching Exhibitor booths to sell products, and leaving and/ or distributing product information in public spaces and show floor aisles. Exhibitors
found doing so will be sent back to their booth space and materials left will be confiscated and disposed of properly. Attendees will be asked to leave the show and forfeit their badge. Additional penalties may apply. Any “suit-casers” observed by both attendees and exhibitors should be reported to the Show Management immediately.

Getting There:

Enterprise is the official rental car agency for this meeting and special rates are available. Advance reservations may be made on-line at Enterprise.com. Select “Corporate Account” then “Make a reservation”. Then you simply enter this account # 10AT034 and the first three letters of the account name (AME) or by calling Enterprise at 1-800-593-0505. When making a reservation, please mention the AMS Corporate account number.

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
Driving Directions to the Sheraton Music City

From East
Take Interstate 40 West to Donelson Pike/TN-255 North. Proceed on Donelson Pike and for approximately 0.8 miles and turn left onto Elm Hill Pike. Continue for approximately 1.0 mile and turn left on McGavock Pike. The hotel is located .6 miles on the left at the top of the hill.

From West
Take Interstate 40 East to Donelson Pike/TN-255 North. Proceed on Donelson Pike and for approximately 0.8 miles and turn left onto Elm Hill Pike. Continue for approximately 1.0 mile and turn left on McGavock Pike. The hotel is located 0.6 miles on the left at the top of the hill.

From South
Take Interstate 65 to Interstate 40 East (toward Knoxville). Continue on I-40 East to Donelson Pike/TN-255 and turn left on Elm Hill Pike. Travel approximately 1.0 mile and turn left on McGavock Pike. The hotel is on the left approximately 0.6 miles ahead on the top of the hill.

From North
Take Interstate 65 to Interstate 40 East. Continue on I-40 East to Donelson Pike/ TN-255 North. Proceed on Donelson Pike and for approximately 0.8 miles and turn left onto Elm Hill Pike. Continue for approximately 1.0 mile and turn left on McGavock Pike. The hotel is located .6 miles on the left at the top of the hill.

Directions from the Nashville Airport (BNA)
Travel Distance: Approximately 1.61 km/1.0 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:
Taxi:
Fee: $9 USD

Hotel Shuttle:
Fee:Complimentary
7 Days a Week 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM

From baggage claim, proceed to the phone bank and press button #46 to request pickup. Then proceed to the pickup area which is one level down at ground

Attendee Etiquette

AMS is committed to safe and productive 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. Those who violate the standards of professional and respectful conduct will be asked to leave
the meeting immediately and without refund, will not be considered for service on AMS boards and committees, and may be subject to additional legal action.


 

 

 

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