Annual Meeting

NWA 43rd Annual Meeting

St. Louis, MO  |  August 25-30, 2018

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


  • 43rd NWA Annual Meeting Venue and Hotel: Marriott St. Louis Grand,                             800 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63101

Meeting Theme

"Diversity in People, Models, and Methods"

In operational meteorology, it is generally accepted that ensembles of NWP models give superior forecasts over a single model. Models have biases and models make errors. No one model is always “right” but multiple models addressing the same scenario are often more correct together.

It’s the diversity of model “perspective” in resolution, time steps, data sets, and equations that gives value to ensembles.

Similarly, diversity of people-perspectives enriches individuals, creates a nimble group, and results in stronger product regardless of industry. It’s diversity in the traditional sense of race, religion, gender, sexual preference, age, ability, custom, and language, but it’s also diversity in education, training, sector, and geographic region.

In our NWA mission of connecting operational meteorologists in pursuit of excellence in weather forecasting, communication and service, we’ll convene in Saint Louis to share diverse methodologies. From weather and data analysis and forecasting techniques, to fostering workplace environments where all meteorologists feel valued, to accounting for the diversity of those who use the products we communicate to them whether they are a community, company, agency, or individual.

As we embrace diversity within meteorology and focus on the diversity of the users, we promote excellence in operational meteorology to benefit society.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 March 2018
  • Oral and Poster Presenters Notified: mid-April 2018
  • Preliminary Agenda Posted On-line: early Summer 2018
  • 2018 NWA Annual Meeting: 25-30 August 2018

Schedule of Events

  • Broadcast Meteorology Workshop: Sunday, 26 August
  • Student Session including Speed Mentoring: Sunday, 26 August
  • General Sessions: Monday-Thursday, 27-30 August
  • NWA Annual Awards Luncheon: Wednesday, 29 August

The Annual Meeting Program Committee Co-Chairs are:

Bryan Karrick
Orlando, FL

Keith Stellman
Peachtree City, GA

The Broadcaster Workshop Program Co-Chair is:

Mike Goldberg
Richmond, VA

Additional Information

For more information on exhibits, special accommodations, registration and the overall meeting program, keep checking the 2018 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 #NWAS18 for any tweets associated with the 2018 Annual Meeting.

2018 Platinum Sponsors:


Factor 110

2018 Gold Sponsors:

       (Lanyard Sponsor)

2018 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 - "39th Salt Lake City, Utah; October 18-23"
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"