Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals

Program Chairs: Christopher J. Schultz , NASA/MSFC ; Matthew C. Lacke , Jefferson County Department of Health ; Samantha A. Tushaus , University of Michigan ; Jared Rennie , North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

7:30 AM-8:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Registration
Location: Atrium Lobby (Austin, Texas)

8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Meet President Roger M. Wakimoto and Presidential Forum Speaker Richard Alley
Location: EFG Foyer (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

9:00 AM-9:45 AM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Session 1
Welcome and Networking with Your Peers
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Cochairs: Christopher J. Schultz, NASA/MSFC; Irene Sans, WFTV/ClimaData

9:45 AM-11:45 AM: Sunday, 7 January 2018

Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Essential Skills for Effective Science Communication
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 17th Annual Student Conference; and the Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals )
Cochairs: Cody Kirkpatrick, Indiana University; Ryan J. Kramer, University of Miami
9:45 AM
Introductory Remarks with Co-Chairs
Cody Kirkpatrick, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; and R. J. Kramer
9:50 AM
Keynote Address
Kerry H. Cook, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX

10:15 AM-11:45 AM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Joint Session 2A
Presentation Styles for All Situations
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 17th Annual Student Conference; and the Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals )
Speaker: Betsy Weatherhead, Univ. of Colorado

Joint Session 2B
The Choices One Must Make When Writing Effectively
Location: Room 16AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 17th Annual Student Conference; and the Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals )
Speaker: Michael Ventrice, The Weather Company/IBM

Joint Session 2C
You've Got an Audience, Now Keep Your Audience!
Location: Room 19AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 17th Annual Student Conference; and the Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals )
Speaker: James Caron, Macquarie Group, Sugarland, TX

11:45 AM-1:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Conference for Early Career Professionals Lunch Break (On Your Own)

1:00 PM-1:30 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Session 3
Panel Discussion: Implicit Bias in the Sciences:  Communication Strategies
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Chair: Matt Rogers, Commodity Weather Group, LLC
Panelists: Lawrence Locker, Commodity Weather Group, LLC; Karen Naufel, Commodity Weather Group, LLC; Joy Losee, University of Florida; Gregory Webster, University of Florida

1:30 PM-2:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Session 4
Conflict Resolution In the Workplace
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Chair: Matthew E. Anderson, NOAA/NWS
Facilitators: Kim J. Runk, NOAA/NWS; Susan A. Jasko, California Univ. of Pennsylvania

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


Session 5
Panel Discussion: Future State of Jobs in the Sciences
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Chair: Bradford Johnson, Univ. of Georgia
Moderator: Marshall Shepherd, Univ. of Georgia
Panelists: Andrea Bleistein, NOAA/NWS; Matt Lanza, Cheniere Energy; Kerrin A. Jeromin, WPEC-TV CBS12; Elisabeth A. Cohen, NOAA/Boulder Labs and Operations

3:00 PM-3:45 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 6
Presidential Coffee Break and Networking with AMS Professionals
Location: Room 12A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Cochairs: Christopher J. Schultz, NASA/MSFC; Matt Rogers, Commodity Weather Group, LLC
Keynote: Roger, M. Wakimoto, University of California, Los Angeles
- Dr. Roger Wakimoto AMS President
- Steve Root - President AWCIA

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018

5:15 PM-6:15 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


98th Annual Review, New Fellows, Featured Awards and Business Meeting
Location: Ballroom G (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

7:00 PM-9:30 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


American Weather and Climate Industry Association (AWCIA) and Early Career Professionals Reception
Location: Salon J (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)

Monday, 8 January 2018

8:30 AM-8:45 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Plenary Session 2
Welcoming Address
Location: Austin, Texas

8:45 AM-10:00 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 7
Panel Discussion: Effective Resume Building
Location: Room 6A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Chair: Bill Burkey, ERM
Panelists: J. Michael Coyne, NOAA/NWS; Joe Arellano, National Weather Service; Derek J. Posselt, JPL; Marshall Moss, AccuWeather, Inc; Ashley Schroat, Hewlett Packard Enterprises; Jose Suarez, Telemundo
Facilitator: Bill Burkey, ERM

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 8
Perspectives on Leadership for Early Career Professionals
Location: Room 6A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals
Cochairs: Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health; Mona Behl, Georgia Sea Grant College Program; Jared Rennie, CICS/North Carolina State University; Bradford Johnson, Univ. of Georgia
Moderator: Matthew C. Lacke, Jefferson County Department of Health
Speakers: Dr. Sepideh Yalda, Millersville Univ.; Michelle D. Hawkins, NOAA/NWS; Mary Glackin, The Weather Company; Mike Clay

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

Recording files available
Lecture 1
2018 Haurwitz Lecture
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Cochairs: Ángel F. Adames, GFDL; Scott W. Powell, Colorado State Univ.

2:45 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Joint Panel Discussion 2
Best Practices and Innovations in Social Media
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology; the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals )
Moderator: Jason Samenow, Washington Post
Panelists: Rob Eicher, WHDH; Brad Panovich, WCNC-TV; Irene Sans, WFTV/ClimaData

8:00 PM-10:30 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Fourth Annual Speed Networking Event for Students and Early Career Professionals
Location: Ballroom A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)