Annual Meeting

NWA 42nd Annual Meeting

Garden Grove, CA  |  September 16-21, 2017

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Connecting Operational Meteorologists in Pursuit of Excellence in Weather Forecasting, Communication and Service

Hotel Reservations


The hotel room block will remain open until September 1st.  Reservations after that date will be made at the hotel's prevailing rate, not the NWA block rate.

If you have trouble securing a room, please reach out to the hotel's reservations team. They can be reached at 714-750-1234 Ext. 6154.

Please Note: Factor110 is handling our registration for the 2017 Annual Meeting, and will send your confirmation email.


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


“Putting Science into Service”

Every day, operational meteorologists put their knowledge and understanding of the science of weather, climate, and related fields to work, in service to a wide variety of partners and users. They work together in a circular process chain – with researchers providing relevant study and modeling results to those creating warnings and forecasts and to those charged with clearly conveying this information to the public and other users, in order to help them make crucial weather- and climate-dependent decisions. The needs of these users then help inform the research, and the process begins anew. Within this process, achieved through strong partnerships among all entities within the weather enterprise, operational meteorologists apply the science to solve weather- and climate-related problems, benefit society, and fulfill countless weather and climate needs.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 9 March 2017
  • Oral and Poster Presenters Notified: early May 2017
  • Preliminary Agenda Posted On-line: 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

The Annual Meeting Program Committee Co-Chairs are:

Todd Lericos
NOAA National Weather Services
Las Vegas, NV 89139

Miles Muzio
Bakersfield, CA 93306

The Broadcaster Workshop Program Co-Chair is:

Mike Goldberg
Richmond, VA 23230

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.

Platinum Sponsors:

Baron      Factor 110

Gold Sponsors:

       (Lanyard Sponsor)

Silver Sponsors:


Platinum, gold, silver, and other sponsorship opportunities are available. More information can be found here.
For questions, please contact the NWA Office:

Past Annual Meetings

The 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting was held at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City, and the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel. There were 674 attendees.

Meeting Agenda | Annual Awards

2013 Annual Meeting - "38th North Charleston, South Carolina; October 12-17"
2012 Annual Meeting - "37th Madison, Wisconsin; October 6-11"
2011 Annual Meeting - "36th Birmingham, Alabama; October 15-20"
2010 Annual Meeting - "35th Tucson, Arizona; October 2-7"
2009 Annual Meeting - "34th Norfolk, Virginia; October 17-22"
2008 Annual Meeting
- "33rd Louisville, Kentucky; October 11-16"
2007 Annual Meeting - "32nd Reno, Nevada; October 13-18"
2006 Annual Meeting - "31st Cleveland, Ohio; October 14-19"
2005 Annual Meeting - "30th Saint Louis, Missouri; October 15-20"
2004 Annual Meeting - "29th Portland, Oregon; October 16-21"
2003 Annual Meeting - "28th Jacksonville, Florida; October 18-23"
2002 Annual Meeting - "27th Fort Worth, Texas; October 19-24"
2001 Annual Meeting - "26th Spokane, Washington; October 13-19"
2000 Annual Meeting - "25th Gaithersburg, Maryland; October 14-20"
1999 Annual Meeting - "24th Biloxi, Mississippi; October 15-22"
1998 Annual Meeting - "23rd Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; October 17-23"
1997 Annual Meeting - "22nd Reno, Nevada; October 19-24"
1996 Annual Meeting - "21st Cocoa Beach, Florida; December 1-6"
1995 Annual Meeting - "20th Houston, Texas; December 4-8"
1994 Annual Meeting - "19th Salt Lake City, Utah; October 17-21"
1993 Annual Meeting - "18th Raleigh, North Carolina; December 6-10"
1992 Annual Meeting - "17th Saint Louis, Missouri; October 19-23"
1991 Annual Meeting - "16th Salt Lake City, Utah; October 8-11"
1990 Annual Meeting - "15th New Carrollton, Maryland; October 15-19"
1989 Annual Meeting - "14th Norman, Oklahoma; October 17-20"
1988 Annual Meeting - "13th Denver, Colorado; October 18-21"
1987 Annual Meeting - "12th Houston, Texas; October 20-23"
1986 Annual Meeting - "11th Cocoa Beach, Florida; October 28-31"
1985 Annual Meeting - "10th Kansas City, Missouri; November 11-14"
1984 Annual Meeting - "9th Atlanta, Georgia; November 12-15"
1983 Annual Meeting - "8th Kansas City, Missouri; November 14-17"
1982 Annual Meeting - "7th University Park, Pennsylvania; November 4-5"
1981 Annual Meeting - "6th Raleigh, North Carolina; November 9-10"
1980 Annual Meeting - "5th Saint Louis, Missouri; December 1-2"
1979 Annual Meeting - "4th Denver, Colorado; November 29-30"
1978 Annual Meeting - "3rd New Orleans, Louisiana; December 14-15"
1977 Annual Meeting - "2nd Bedford, Massachusetts; November 30-December 1"
1976 Annual Meeting - "1st Camp Springs, Maryland; December 14-15"