NWA sponsored Annual Meetings, Conferences and Special Events

March 21, 2015 The 13th Annual Great Lakes Meteorology Conference
Sponsored by the Northwest Indiana Chapter of the AMS and NWA, the conference will be held in the Valparaiso University Harre Union Ballrooms, 1509 Chapel Dr., Valparaiso, IN 46383.

KenTenn 2015 Weather Ready Nation Forum
Presented by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the NWA in conjunction with several National Weather Service Offices. It will be held at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY.
March 26–28, 2015 19th Annual Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference
Sponsored by the Central Iowa NWA Chapter, it will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny, Iowa.
March 28–29, 2015 13th Annual Southeast Severe Storms Symposium
The East Mississippi Chapter of the NWA/AMS conducts this annual symposium at Mississippi State University.
October 17–22, 2015 40th NWA Annual Meeting
The meeting will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel is the host hotel. Meetings will be held next door in the Cox Convention Center. It is the NWA's 40th anniversary, so plan to attend this informative meeting and celebration.

Browse to the NWA Local Chapters for information on their local activities.

Other Meetings, Conferences and Special Events

March 22–28, 2015 National Tsunami Preparedness Week
Tsunamis do not have a season and do not occur regularly or frequently. Yet they pose a major threat to the coastal populations of the Pacific and other world oceans and seas. Nothing can be done to prevent them, but the adverse impact on the loss of life and property can be reduced with proper planning. Find out what you can do to prepare, and learn what is being done to predict, detect, and warn of tsunamis. Visit the TsunamiReady web site to get started.
March 23, 2015 World Meteorological Day
World Meteorological Day is celebrated every year on 23 March to commemorate the entry into force in 1950 of the convention that created the World Meteorological Organization. The day also highlights the huge contribution that National Meteorological and Hydrological Services make to the safety and well-being of society. Theme for 2015 is: Climate Knowledge for climate Action.
March 28, 2015 Fermilab/WGN Tornado and Severe Weather Seminar
Tom Skilling, WGN-TV's chief meteorologist, will host the annual seminar at the Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab National Accelerator complex in Batavia, Illinois. Two times are available: noon and 6 PM. Arrive early, as admission is free and the seminars fill up quickly. WGN-TV will stream the entire 12 noon CT seminar on WGNtv.com.
March 30–April 2, 2015 2015 National Hurricane Conference
It will be held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX.
April 8–11, 2015 National Tropical Weather Conference
This annual conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn on South Padre Island, Texas. The upcoming hurricane season along with Hurricane Odile will be hot topics at the conference.
April 22, 2015 Earth Day
Each year, Earth Day – April 22 – marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The event provides a day to hold activities worldwide that increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment.
May 11–12, 2015 2015 Alaska Weather Symposium
This symposium will be held at the University of Alaska Anchorage Aviation Technology Center, Merrill Field in Anchorage, Alaska.
May 24–30, 2015 Hurricane Preparedness Week
History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. See the above link for a good source of information to prepare and learn about the preparedness week.
August 25–27, 2015 2015 Great Lakes Operational Meteorology Workshop
This workshop will be held at the Amway Grand Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is designed to bring US and Canadian forecasters of all experience levels, media partners, and academia together to address current challenges and to share knowledge, experience and techniques.
November 13–18, 2015 IAEM 63rd Annual Conference & EMEX 2015
"Expanding the Spectrum of Emergency Management" This conference to be held at the Paris Hotel in Clark County, NV provides a forum for current trends and topics, information about the latest tools and technology in emergency management and homeland security, and advances IAEM committee work. Conference sessions encourage stakeholders at all levels of government, the private sector, public health and related professions to exchange ideas and collaborate to protect lives and property from disaster. IAEM's Emergency Management & Homeland Security Expo (EMEX), draws a myriad of exhibitors who are the top suppliers to the fields of disaster preparedness and homeland security.

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