NWA 37th Annual Meeting Information
Final Agenda is posted with links to abstracts, and preprints/extended abstracts as they become available.
Links to presentation slides, posters and other media will be available after the meeting.
Monona Terrace Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703
The meeting sessions will occur in the beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright designed Monona Terrace Convention Center in downtown Madison on October 6-11, 2012.
The 2012 NWA Annual Meeting will include the annual Broadcaster Workshop and DVD swap, and the Fifth Annual Student Session both on Sunday, October 7.
The general sessions will be held October 8–11. The NWA annual awards luncheon will be held on Wednesday, October 10.
Exhibits from NWA Corporate Members and others will be available Sunday through Tuesday.
"Synthesizing Weather Information for Society: From Observations to Action across our Communities". Today's meteorologists understand that the best forecast means collaborating with weather partners in education, emergency management, government, research, broadcast media and more. At this year's meeting, the breadth of the professional community is invited to explore the emerging technologies, ideas, and science that not only allow us to improve weather forecasts but also to fine tune the message to customers and the general public.
The deadline for submission of new abstracts has passed. Thanks very much to the authors of over 245 abstracts that were submitted. Thanks also to the many students submitting and to those indicating they wish to be considered for the best poster and oral presentation competitions.
Abstracts are being linked from the online Agenda, so please make sure they have been carefully reviewed and edited. If you are unable to submit your abstract via the online form, please contact the NWA office at (919) 845-1546 or email: email@example.com.
Presenters will be kept updated by the NWA Annual Meeting Program Committee regarding the disposition of abstracts and agenda changes. An FTP site has been established at http://www.nwas.org/meetings/ftp_instructions.php with instructions for presenters to upload their presentations, preprints/extended abstracts and poster summary slides. Presentation tips are also available at: http://www.nwas.org/meetings/tips.php.
Questions? See Contacts.
Preprints/Extended Abstracts – New Opportunity for Presenters and their Coauthors:
If authors wish to expand their abstracts and presentation material into a completed paper, it can be uploaded to the NWA Web site and will be linked to the presentation entry in the Annual Meeting agenda. This will allow the online preprint to be cited as with papers from other conferences that publish preprints. These templates below in Word and pdf provide examples of what the completed preprints/extended abstracts (for the sample agenda item 3.1) should look like:
More information is posted on the FTP site at http://www.nwas.org/meetings/ftp_instructions.php.
Poster Summary Slides – another New Opportunity:
This year, to better highlight the content of the posters to all, poster presenters have an option to provide a 'one-slide' poster summary "advertisement". This slide should just include a few main points and use the provided template. In general, this means one image and 2-3 bullets on the slide. This should not include the entire contents of your poster. The summaries will be presented by a session chair before a given poster session. These slide summaries should be uploaded on the FTP site by 1 October and will also be posted online.
More Information on Madison, the Meeting, the Program Planning, and Social Media:
The Madison Blog at http://nwa2012.com/ (direct link above) will be maintained by the NWA Annual Meeting Program Committee for information on events, presentations, keynote speakers, hotels, local area attractions as well as breaking news. A meeting Facebook page and Twitter page will also be updated periodically.
Meeting information will also be updated on this Web page, on the NWA Facebook Page, Twitter and other social media..
Please use the hashtag #NWAS12 for any tweets associated with the 2012 Annual Meeting.