Second Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals

Program Chairs: Andrew L. Molthan , NASA/MSFC ; Erik S. Pytlak , Bonneville Power Administration ; Matthew C. Lacke , Jefferson County Department of Health

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Sunday, 2 February 2014

7:30 AM-9:00 AM: Sunday, 2 February 2014


Registration for Short Courses and Conference for Early Career Professionals

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 2 February 2014


WeatherFest

1:00 PM-1:15 PM: Sunday, 2 February 2014


Keynote Speaker Session 1
Opening Remarks
Location: Room C206 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Second Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals
Speaker: J. Marshall Shepherd, University of Georgia
Cochairs: Erik S. Pytlak, Bonneville Power Administration; Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health

Opening remarks from co-chairs of the Second Annual AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals and AMS President J. Marshall Shepherd

1:15 PM-3:00 PM: Sunday, 2 February 2014


Session 2A
Small Group Rotating Discussion: Workplace Skills for Early Career Professionals: How to Keep the Job You Currently Have
Location: Room C207 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Second Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals
Facilitator: Wendy Abshire, UCAR/COMET

Participants will divide into small rotating groups, speaking with other early, mid- and late-career professionals on topics related to skills and strategies necessary for establishing themselves in their new career.

Session 2B
Small Group Rotating Discussion: Workplace Skills for Early Career Professionals: How to Get the Next Job / Image Exposure
Location: Room C209 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Second Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals
Facilitator: Erik S. Pytlak, Bonneville Power Administration

Participants will divide into small rotating groups, speaking with other early, mid- and late-career professionals on topics related to skills and strategies necessary for establishing themselves in their new career.

Session 2C
Small Group Rotating Discussion: Workplace Skills for Early Career Professionals: How to Become a Leader
Location: Room C210 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Second Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals
Facilitator: Kim J. Runk, NOAA National Weather Service

Participants will divide into small rotating groups, speaking with other early, mid- and late-career professionals on topics related to skills and strategies necessary for establishing themselves in their new career.

Session 2D
Small Group Rotating Discussion: Workplace Skills for Early Career Professionals: How to Navigate a Diverse Workplace
Location: Room C206 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Second Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals
Facilitator: Rebecca Haacker-Santos, UCAR

Participants will divide into small rotating groups, speaking with other early, mid- and late-career professionals on topics related to skills and strategies necessary for establishing themselves in their new career.

3:00 PM-3:15 PM: Sunday, 2 February 2014


Coffee Break
Location: The Georgia World Congress Center

3:15 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 2 February 2014


Panel Discussion 1
Supporting AMS Programs and Opportunities
Location: Room C206 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Second Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals
Moderator: Andrew L. Molthan, NASA/MSFC
Panelists: William Gail, Global Weather Corp.; Keith Seitter, Executive Director, American Meteorological Society; Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology, Inc.; Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA/GSFC

Members of the AMS leadership team will participate in a Town Hall forum with conference attendees, providing guidance on how the AMS supports early career professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity for an open question and answer period with AMS panelists.

4:00 PM-4:45 PM: Sunday, 2 February 2014


Panel Discussion 2
Conversations with Professionals
Location: Room C206 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Second Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals
Moderator: Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health
Panelists: Russ S. Schumacher, Colorado State University; Dan Gallagher, Baron Services, Inc.; Sarah M. Dillingham, The Weather Channel; Paul T. Schlatter, NOAA/NWS

Panel discussion in Town Hall format where panelists will provide background regarding their early career experiences and offer guidance to attendees through an open question and answer session.

4:45 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 2 February 2014


Keynote Speaker Session 3
Closing Remarks
Location: Room C206 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Second Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals
Cochairs: Erik S. Pytlak, Bonneville Power Administration; Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health

Closing remarks from conference chairs of the Second Annual AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals

5:45 PM-8:00 PM: Sunday, 2 February 2014


Fellows Reception
Location: Room C301 (The Georgia World Congress Center )