Scientific & Social Events


Complete list of all Scientific Side Events


Sunday 23rd October

arrowVisit the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder.
Enjoy the breath-taking scenery and learn more about NCAR, and its research on atmospheric and Earth System science .... read more


Monday 24th October

ArrowWelcome Reception and Evening Poster Session
Enjoy viewing the scientific and technical posters and a reception sponsored by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Appetizers and cash bar will be available
Venue: Hotel Sheraton - Plaza Ballroom
Time: from 6:00PM to 8:00PM


Tuesday 25th October

ArrowStudents Breakfast
The NCAR Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) is offering a breakfast to all the registered students attending the Conference.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to meet senior NCAR scientists and leaders in climate research. 
Venue: Hotel Sheraton - Governor's Square 14 & 15
Time: 7:30AM to 8:30AM

ArrowBusiness Needs for Climate Information
A panel of business leaders will address the conference participants on the Private sector needs and opportunities for climate science.... Read More
The panel discusion will be followed by a Reception with light snacks and cash bar sponsored by the University of Maryland Earth System Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC)
Venue: Hotel Sheraton - Plaza Ballroom D+E
Time: 6:15PM to 9:00PM (Reception will start at 7:45PM)


Wednesday 26th October

ArrowEarly Career Scientists Lunch and Panel Discussion
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is inviting all the registered Early Career Scientists to a luncheon session on Communicating Science to the public and media. Lunch will be provided. A Panel Discussion will be followed by Q&A session. Panelists include: Prof. David Griggs, Monash University, Australia, Patrick Luganda, Chair Network Climate Journalists in the Greater Horn of Africa (NECJOGHA), Andrew Freedman, Climate Central and Alexandra Witze, Science News.... read more
Venue: Plaza Ballroom C
Time: 12:00 to 13:30

ArrowConference Gala at the Denver Art Museum
WCRP and The Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation are sponsoring the Conference Gala at the Denver Art Museum, housed in two iconic architectural landmarks. The museum is located a short 10-minute walk from the Sheraton Hotel (click here for directions). Join your colleagues for food and access to the world-class Native American art exhibits in the museum's original building designed by the innovative architect Gio Ponti. Attendees will also be able to tour a collection of contemporary American West art haused in the new Hamilton Building designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. Security will be posted along the route during the hours of the event. Dress code is business casual. Appetizers & non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Cash bar will be available for alcoholic beverages.
Although we are encouraging everyone to walk (click here for directions), shuttles between the Sheraton and the Denver Art Museum will be available for those who are unable to walk, or in case of rain or snow.
Venue: Denver Art Museum
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM


Thursday 27th October

ArrowUS Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Town Hall Open Meeting
The USGCRP leadership invites the assembled WCRP participants to an overview and discussion of the major directions for the USGCRP, including the decadal Strategic Plan for the Program, which will be open for public comment, the National Climate Assessment, and new Program activities under development to support the goals and objectives of the Plan.  Panelists include: Dr. Thomas R. Karl, Chair of the US Subcommittee on Global Change Research, and Dr. Thomas Armstrong, Director of the USGCRP National Coordination Office.
Venue: Plaza Ballroom C
Time: 6:15PM to 8:00PM