-20th Annual High Plains Chapter Conference-

Conference Dates: August 7-9, 2018 Abstract Deadline: July 1, 2018 Location: Hastings College - Hastings, Nebraska

The 20th Annual High Plains Conference, sponsored by the High Plains Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association, will be held August 7-9 at Hastings College located in Hastings, Nebraska. This year our conference which will feature daytime oral presentations, posters, and invited speakers. Oral and poster presentations are solicited on all topics related to weather that affects the Central and High Plains regions of the United States. Presentations on decision support services, weather-related sociology, and the use of Geographic Information Systems and social media are also welcomed. If you would like to register for the conference...simply scroll down to the "Registration..." section below and click on the link.

Any questions regarding the conference should be sent to Jeremy Wesely at jeremy.wesely@noaa.gov or Cynthia Fay at cynthia.fay@noaa.gov

Agenda (Tentative)

Tuesday, August 7
Tornado Warning Improvement Workshop: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday, August 8
Conference Morning Session: 8:00am-12:00pm

Lunch (will be delivered to the conference...cost: $10)

Conference Afternoon Session: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Banquet: See the "Banquet" section below.

Thursday, August 9
Conference 8:00-12:00pm

Call for Papers...

Click here for the official Call for Papers.


Registration for the 2018 conference is now open. Click here to access the Conference Registration Form.


The conference banquet will be held at The Lark located in downtown Hastings during the evening of August 8. The banquet fee this year will be $25. Social time will begin at 6:30 PM...followed by dinner starting around 7:00 PM. There will also be a presentation following dinner...presenter and presentation TBD.


A block of rooms has been set aside at the Holiday Inn Express (402-463-8858) and the Comfort Inn (402-463-5252) in Hastings under the name "High Plains Conference". This room block expires July 3, 2018.