Each year, more than 3,500 scientists, educators, students, and other professionals from across the weather, water, and climate community come together to share, learn, and collaborate. The theme of the 2018 AMS Annual Meeting
is "Transforming Communication in the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise Focusing on Challenges Facing Our Sciences".
The AMS writes: "The 2018 AMS Annual Meeting theme is devoted to exploring our culture of communication. The years 2019–20 will mark an inflection point for the AMS as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. The next 100 years will unquestionably be far different and ever-changing. Formidable challenges remain in communicating emergency actions simply, expressing probabilistic/uncertainty information clearly, honing our predictive skills for chaotic systems, and perfecting our data collection and analysis techniques, all of which will be happening across scientific disciplines and between the government, academic, and commercial sectors, as well as with international collaborators. The intent of the 2018 Annual Meeting theme is to enhance our scientific conference with a focus on communication science and practice as the cornerstone upon which we can stand and lead through innovative, unifying solutions to enhance and strengthen our enterprise."