NWA 42nd Annual Meeting
September 16-21, 2017
Garden Grove, CA
Putting Science
Into Service

A message from our President:

When I first started in the NWS many years ago, the ideas of communication and optimal messaging of weather information were not a significant focus of our operational forecasts and warnings. We stuck primarily to the science, although we did get a few bits of training on clear weather-related writing practices. Much of our information output relating to significant or severe weather consisted of all-caps, technically-written bulletins. (Back then, even our Area Forecast Discussions were internal-only products, not seen by the public.) This left the bulk of communication efforts to the TV and radio broadcasters, who excelled at this task.... READ MORE

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42nd NWA Annual Meeting Venue and Hotel: Hyatt Regency Orange County, 11999 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840

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“Putting Science into Service”

Abstract Submission Information

Read submission guidelines here.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 9 March 2017
  • Oral and Poster Presenters Notified: early May 2017
  • Preliminary Agenda Posted Online: Summer 2017
  • 2017 NWA Annual Meeting: 16-21 September 2017

Schedule of Events

  • Broadcast Meteorology Workshop: Sunday, 17 September
  • Student Session including Speed Mentoring: Sunday, 17 September
  • General Sessions: Monday-Thursday, 18-21 September
  • NWA Annual Awards Luncheon: Wednesday, 20 September

Additional Information

For more information on exhibits, special accommodations, registration and the overall meeting program, keep checking the 2017 Annual Meeting Page and its links, or contact the NWA office at 405-701-5167 or NWA will provide updates on this Web page, on the NWA Facebook Page, Twitter and other social media. Please use the hashtag #NWAS17 for any tweets associated with the 2017 Annual Meeting.