2017 AMS Washington Forum

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Monday, 1 May 2017

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Monday, 1 May 2017


Session
Dr. James R. Mahoney Lecture - Better Information for Better Decisions: Scientific Assessments to Support Risk Management and Solutions
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum
Lecturer: Richard Moss, PNNL

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Breakfast
Location: Foyer (AAAS Building)

9:00 AM-9:30 AM: Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Plenary Session
Call to Order and Welcome
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum
9:00 AM
Call to Order (Shawn Miller and Heidi Centola, Outgoing and Incoming BEED Chairs)

9:05 AM
Forum Preview (Tom Fahy, AWF Planning Committee Chair)

9:10 AM
BEC Remarks (Doug Hilderbrand, BEC Chair)

9:15 AM
Welcome from the AMS President (Roger Wakimoto)

9:25 AM
Introduction of Keynote Speaker

9:30 AM-10:15 AM: Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Keynote Speaker
Administration Keynote Speaker - Earl W. Comstock
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum
Keynote: Earl Comstock, Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce
9:30 AM
Earl Comstock
Earl Comstock, Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC

10:15 AM-10:45 AM: Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Coffee Break
Location: Foyer (AAAS Building)

10:45 AM-10:50 AM: Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Session
Special Announcement - Mary Glackin, CWWCE Commissioner
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum

10:50 AM-12:20 PM: Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Panel Discussion 1
Enterprise Leadership Panel: Evolving our Enterprise: Working Together with the New Administration in a New Collaborative Era
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum
Moderator: Erica A. Grow, WNBC-TV
Panelists: Timothy Canty, University of Maryland; James Foster, University of Hawai‘l; Craig Mclean, NOAA/OAR; Jonathan White, Consortium on Ocean Leadership
10:50 AM
Craig McLean
Craig Mclean, NOAA/OAR, Silver Spring, MD

11:05 AM
Jonathan White
Jonathan White, Consortium on Ocean Leadership, Washington, DC

11:20 AM
Timothy Canty
Timothy Canty, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

11:35 AM
James Foster
James Foster, University of Hawai‘l, Manoa, HI

12:20 PM-1:20 PM: Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Lunch and Networking
Location: Foyer (AAAS Building)

1:15 PM-2:50 PM: Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Panel Discussion 2
The Confluence of Operations, Policies, and Finances Related To More Effective Flood Mitigation
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum
Moderator: David S. Green, NASA Headquarters
Panelists: Mary G. Mullusky, NOAA/NWS; Robert Henson, Weather Underground; Sam Medlock, White House Office of Management and Budget; Stephen Bekanich, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)
1:15 PM
Bob Henson
Robert Henson, Weather Underground, Boulder, CO

1:30 PM
Sam Medlock
Sam Medlock, White House Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC

1:45 PM
Mary Mullusky
Mary G. Mullusky, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

2:00 PM
Stephen Bekanich
Stephen Bekanich, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), Harrisburg, PA

2:50 PM-3:20 PM: Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Coffee Break
Location: Foyer (AAAS Building)

3:20 PM-4:50 PM: Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Panel Discussion 3
Weather-Savvy Roads; Autonomous and Connected Vehicles in Smart Cities
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum
Moderator: Brenda C. Boyce, Booz | Allen | Hamilton
Panelists: Paul Pisano, FHWA; Ariel Gold, US Department of Transportation; Dominie Garcia, Booz | Allen | Hamilton; Ed Bradley, Toyota
3:20 PM
Paul Pisano
Paul Pisano, FHWA, Washington, DC

3:35 PM
Ariel Gold
Ariel Gold, US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

3:50 PM
Dominie Garcia
Dominie Garcia, Booz | Allen | Hamilton

4:05 PM
Ed Bradley
Ed Bradley, Toyota, Washington, DC

4:50 PM-5:05 PM: Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Session

5:05 PM-5:10 PM: Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Closing Comments for Day 1 (Shawn and Heidi)
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)

5:30 PM-6:00 PM: Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Reception (Cash Bar) at the Marriott Metro Center
Location: Washington Marriott at Metro Center

6:00 PM-8:00 PM: Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Congressional Keynote with The Honorable Jim Bridenstine
Location: Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Keynote: Jim Bridenstine, U.S. House of Representatives

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Breakfast
Location: Foyer (AAAS Building)

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Panel Discussion 4
Economic Opportunities and Infrastructure Challenges of the Renewable Energy Transition
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum
Moderator: Justin Sharp, Sharply Focused LLC
Panelists: Mark L. Ahlstrom, WindLogics Inc.; Peter L. Kelley, American Wind Energy Association; Michael Skelly, Clean Line Energy
8:30 AM
Earl Blumenauer
Earl Blumenauer, U. S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC

8:45 AM
Peter L. Kelley
Peter L. Kelley, American Wind Energy Association, Washington, DC

9:00 AM
Michael Skelly
Michael Skelly, Clean Line Energy, Houston, TX

9:15 AM
Mark Ahlstrom
Mark L. Ahlstrom, NextEra Energy Resources, WindLogics, St. Paul, MN

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Coffee Break
Location: Foyer (AAAS Building)

10:30 AM-11:00 AM: Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Keynote Speaker
Enterprise Keynote - Ray Ban
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum
Keynote: Ray Ban, UCAR Board of Advisors
10:30 AM
Ray Ban
Ray Ban, UCAR Board of Advisors, Atlanta, GA

11:00 AM-12:30 PM: Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Panel Discussion 5
Demystifying Spectrum - How will 1675-1680 Mhz Spectrum Sharing Impact the Enterprise?
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum
Moderator: Jonathan Porter, AccuWeather, Inc
Panelists: Brian Kopp, University of North Florida; Scott Wiley, Alion Science and Technology; Roger Madden, Florida Department of Transportation; Brian Hughes, Unisys
11:00 AM
Brian Kopp
Brian Kopp, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

11:15 AM
Scott Wiley
Scott Wiley, Alion Science and Technology, Annapolis Junction, MD

11:30 AM
Roger Madden
Roger Madden, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL

11:45 AM
Brian Hughes
Brian Hughes, Unisys, Reston, VA

12:30 PM-12:45 PM: Wednesday, 3 May 2017

12:45 PM-1:45 PM: Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Lunch and Networking
Location: Foyer (AAAS Building)

1:45 PM-3:15 PM: Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Panel Discussion 6
Weather Reporting and Blogging; Social Media and their Influences on Public Policy
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum
Moderator: Jason Samenow, The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang
Panelists: Ryan Maue, WeatherBELL Analytics; William Hooke, AMS Policy Program; Gina M. Eosco, Eastern Reseach Group; Seth Borenstein, Associated Press; Shali Mohleji, NOAA
1:45 PM
Ryan N. Maue
Ryan Maue, WeatherBELL Analytics, Tallahassee, FL

2:00 PM
William Hooke
William Hooke, AMS Policy Program, Washington, DC

2:15 PM
Seth Borenstein
Seth Borenstein, Associated Press, Washington, DC

2:30 PM
Gina Eosco
Gina M. Eosco, Eastern Reseach Group, Arlington, VA

2:45 PM
Shali Mohleji
Shali Mohleji, NOAA, Washington, DC

3:15 PM-3:45 PM: Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Coffee Break
Location: Foyer (AAAS Building)

3:45 PM-5:15 PM: Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Panel Discussion 7
Financial Weather Risk in the Economy: Tools to Identify and Measure It and Necessity to Manage It
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum
Moderator: Anjelina Belakovskaia, Univ. of Arizona
Panelists: Michael J. Brewer, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI; Travis Hartman, MDA Information Systems LLC; Stephen Bennett, Riskpulse
3:45 PM
Travis Hartman
Travis Hartman, MDA Information Systems LLC, Gaithersburg, MD

4:00 PM
Stephen Bennett
Stephen Bennett, Riskpulse, Austin, TX

4:15 PM
Michael Brewer
Michael J. Brewer, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, Asheville, NC

5:15 PM-5:20 PM: Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Closing Comments for Day 2 (Shawn and Heidi)
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)

Thursday, 4 May 2017

8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Thursday, 4 May 2017


Breakfast
Location: Foyer (AAAS Building)

9:00 AM-9:15 AM: Thursday, 4 May 2017


Session
Announcements about Evening Program -- Heidi Centola
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum

9:15 AM-9:30 AM: Thursday, 4 May 2017


Session

9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Thursday, 4 May 2017


Session
Congressional Staffers
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum
Moderator: Cory Springer, Weather & Environment Strategic Operations, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Panelists: Fern Gibbons, Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee; Sara Gonzalez-Rothi Kronenthal, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation; Pamitha Weerasinghe, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
9:30 AM
Fern Gibbons
Fern Gibbons, Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

9:45 AM
Sara Gonzalez-Rothi Kronenthal
Sara Gonzalez-Rothi Kronenthal, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation

10:00 AM
Pamitha Weerasinghe
Pamitha Weerasinghe, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

10:30 AM-11:00 AM: Thursday, 4 May 2017


Coffee Break
Location: Foyer (AAAS Building)

11:00 AM-12:30 PM: Thursday, 4 May 2017


Panel Discussion 8
Federal Agency Leaders -- Discussion with Five Enterprise Leaders
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum
Moderator: William Callahan, Earth Networks
Panelists: Patrick A. Harr, NSF; Louis Uccellini, NOAA/NWS; A.J. Reiss, United States Navy; Michael H. Freilich, NASA; Jose Zayas, Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
11:00 AM
Patrick Harr
Patrick A. Harr, NSF, Arlington, VA

11:15 AM
Louis Uccellini
Louis Uccellini, NOAA/NWS, Camp Springs, MD

11:30 AM
A. J. Reiss
A.J. Reiss, United States Navy, Washington, DC

11:45 AM
Michael H. Freilich
Michael H. Freilich, NASA, Washington, DC

12:00 PM
Jose Zayas
Jose Zayas, Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC

12:30 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 4 May 2017


Lunch and Networking
Location: Foyer (AAAS Building)

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Thursday, 4 May 2017


Panel Discussion 9
Environmental Data Paradigm: The Future of Foundational Weather Data that Drives the Enterprise
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum
Moderator: Thomas Fahy, Capitol Meteorologics
Panelists: Barry Lee Myers, AccuWeather, Inc.; Neil Jacobs, Panasonic Weather Solutions; Glenn Tallia, Section Chief, Office of the General Counsel, NOAA
1:30 PM
Barry Myers
Barry Lee Myers, AccuWeather, Inc., State College, PA

1:45 PM
Neil Jacobs
Neil Jacobs, Panasonic Weather Solutions, Morrisville, NC

2:00 PM
Glenn Tallia
Glenn Tallia, Section Chief, Office of the General Counsel, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD

3:00 PM-3:15 PM: Thursday, 4 May 2017


Session
Closing Remarks (Heidi, Shawn and Tom)
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum

3:15 PM-3:40 PM: Thursday, 4 May 2017


Coffee Break
Location: Foyer (AAAS Building)

3:40 PM-3:45 PM: Thursday, 4 May 2017


AMS 2017 Washington Forum Adjourns

4:00 PM-6:30 PM: Thursday, 4 May 2017


Session
Storm Spotter Training (separate registration required)
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum

6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Thursday, 4 May 2017


Social Hour
Location: Foyer (AAAS Building)

7:30 PM-9:00 PM: Thursday, 4 May 2017


Session
Public Event -- Weather Forecasting Panel (separate registration required)
Location: Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2017 AMS Washington Forum

9:00 PM-9:05 PM: Thursday, 4 May 2017


Public Event Adjourns
Location: AAAS Building