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AMS Washington Forum
1-3 April 2014
“LEVERAGING THE ENTERPRISE: STRENGTHENING OUR VALUE TO SOCIETY”
The increasing pace of science and technology continues to accelerate capabilities in the atmospheric and hydrologic disciplines. As an outgrowth of public and private-sector investment in weather, climate, and hydrology, new and innovative means have evolved to acquire, integrate, and communicate critical weather, water, climate knowledge and warning information to the public based on these technological achievements. Like the Fair Weather: Effective Partnerships in Weather and Climate Services report that was published in 2003, recent studies by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, the National Academy for Public Administration, and the NOAA-commissioned JPSS Gap Mitigation: Analysis of Alternatives report, provide insights on the health and vitality of the Enterprise. These reports show that federal agencies working with their Enterprise partners can produce well-formulated strategies to directly return societal benefits. The greatest national good is achieved when all parts of the Enterprise function to serve business, industry and the public. Building on these reports, the 2014 AMS Washington Forum highlights the Enterprise’s considerable advances in shared research, technology development, observations, data sources, social science research and improved end-user access of shared resources and their benefit to society.
• Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
Additional Session Topics
• Federal Agency Leadership
The Board on Enterprise Economic Development, part of the AMS Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise.
Program Committee Chair
Shawn W. Miller
Program Committee Members
Mike Anderson, Kris Ebi, Pam Emch, Tom Fahy, Mary Glackin, Michelle Hawkins, John Haynes, Jim Koermer, John Lasley, Renee Leduc-Clarke, Sue Haupt, Melinda Marquis, Angel McCoy, Marjorie McGuirk, Matt Parker, Kevin Petty, Gary Rasmussen, Tim Schneider, Keith Seitter, Bill Sprigg, and David Titley
To provide an opportunity for members of the weather, water, and climate community to meet with senior Federal agency officials, Congressional staff, and other community members to hear about the status of current programs, learn about new initiatives, discuss issues of interest to our community, identify business opportunities, and speak out about data and other needs.
Who Should Attend
All members of the weather, water, and climate community are encouraged to attend, as well as end users of weather, water, and climate information.
Forum Location: AAAS Building
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Building is located at 1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington D.C.
Chatham House Rule
Participants are free to use the information received at the Forum, but public attribution of remarks from panelists, speaker(s) and participants is not permitted. The only exception to this rule is information contained in charts posted to the AMS website after the event, for which the owner of the charts must provide explicit approval to the AMS.
The Chatham House Rule originated at Chatham House with the aim of providing anonymity to speakers and to encourage openness and the sharing of information. It is now used throughout the world as an aid
There are two ways to register for the AMS 2014 Washington Forum:
2) On-Site registration. The AMS 2014 Washington Forum registration desk at the AAAS Building will be open for registration starting 1 hour prior to the start of the Forum and will remain open throughout the Forum.
Conference Registration rates
FULL-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION includes: your badge (must be worn at all times in the meeting room), a program, and for each of three days: admission to the meeting, a light breakfast, a lunch, and two refreshment breaks.
ONE (1) – DAY CONFERENCE REGISTRATION includes: your badge (must be worn at all times in the meeting room), a program, and for any one day: admission to the meeting, a light breakfast, a lunch, and two refreshment breaks. [Tickets to the dinner banquet on Tuesday evening are not included and may be purchased separately for $45.]
REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED WITHOUT PAYMENT. Payment may be made with check, money order, purchase order, or credit card (MasterCard/VISA/American Express). Checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank and payable in U.S. dollars. Refunds (less a $25 processing fee) will be granted only for cancellations received by Monday, 24 March.
AMS Washington Forum Dinner (Tues.)
On Tuesday evening, the Forum Dinner will be held at the Marriott Metro Center in Grand Ballroom A (5 12th Street NW, just across the street from the AAAS Building). A reception gathering will start at 6:00pm, followed by dinner at 7:00pm.
A ticket is included in each full-week Forum registration package. Tickets for one-day registration package-holders and/or guests may be purchased for $45 in advance or on-site, space-permitting.
For special meal requests (dinner will be a buffet with vegetarian options), please contact Cara Campbell no less than 2 weeks prior to the dinner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.
A small block of rooms have been set aside at the Washington Marriott Metro Center (across the street from the AAAS Building) for Forum attendees at a special rate of $249 plus tax. To receive the special meeting rate, attendees must request a room under the AMS block by Friday, 7 March.
Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW
Other nearby hotel options include:
- The Hilton Garden Inn, 815 14th Street NW