Robert T. Ryan Symposium

Program Chairs: Maureen McCann , News 13 ; Veronica Johnson , NBC4 ; Doug Heady , KOAM-TV ; Cheryl Nelson , Cummins Inc. and WTKR-TV ; Tim Heller , KTRK ABC 13

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


WeatherFest
Location: Exhibit Hall 1 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

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

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

Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Bob's Legacy and TV Weather History
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Joe Murgo, WTAJ-TV
9:00 AM
J1.2
Creating the Nation's First TV Weather Website—WeatherNet4
Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc., Halethorpe, MD

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


Coffee Break

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

Recording files available
Joint Session 6
Bob's Legacy Continued: Mentoring and AMS Involvement
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Todd Glickman, MIT
J6.1
Paper J6.1 has been moved. New paper number J1.3A

10:30 AM
J6.2
10:45 AM
J6.3
Mentoring: An Integral Part of the Meteorological Profession
H. Michael Mogil, How The Weatherworks, Naples, FL
11:00 AM
J6.4
The Roadmap: Become an AMS-Certified Broadcast Meteorologist
Irene Sans, WFTV/ClimaData, Orlando, FL; and E. McGiffin
11:15 AM
J6.5
The AMS Board of Best Practices: Communicating Winter Weather Forecast Uncertainty
George Frederick Jr., Univ. of the Incarnate Word, Georgetown, TX; and G. J. Mulvey
11:45 AM
J6.7

12:00 PM-2:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Lunch Break

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

Recording files available
Joint Session 11
More Topics in Communication
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Cheryl Nelson, Cummins Inc. and WTKR-TV
J11.1
Paper J11.1 has been moved. New paper number J6.7

2:00 PM
J11.2
Use of Bayesian Statistics to Quantify Risk in Forensic Science: A Paradigm for Communicating Weather Risk?
Allan C. Eustis, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

2:15 PM
J11.3
2:30 PM
J11.4
Climate Communication in a Red State
John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX

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

4:00 PM-4:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

Recording files available
Joint Session 19
Communication Then and Now
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Elizabeth McGiffin, KY3

4:15 PM-6:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

6:00 PM-8:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Exhibits Opening and Reception
Location: Exhibit Hall 4 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

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


Ryan Symposium Reception
Location: The Reverbery at the Hilton (Austin, Texas)