-20th Annual High Plains Chapter Conference-



Conference Dates: August 7-9, 2018 Abstract Deadline: July 10, 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.

Conference shirts are now available for order! See the "Conference Shirts..." section below for more information.

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

Click here for the 2018 Conference Agenda



Call for Papers...

Click here for the official Call for Papers.



Registration...

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



Conference Shirts...

Conference shirts are now available for order! Click here to access the Shirt Order Form.



Banquet...

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.



Lodging...

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.




Maps and Directions...

The Wilson Center at Hastings College (click here for map)...

From the Comfort Inn and the Holiday Inn Express...Go south on Burlington Ave. Take a left on to 7th street until you reach the Hastings College campus on the north side of the street. Go past the Physical Education Building and take a left into the parking lot. Follow the parking lot north...the Wilson Center will be on the left across from the tennis courts.

The Steeple Brewing Company (click here for map)...

From the Comfort Inn and the Holiday Inn Express...Go south on Burlington Ave. Take a left on 2nd street and go east two blocks. Take a right on Hastings Ave and go south one block. Take a right on 1st street...Steeple Brewing Company will be on the left side of 1st Street. Parking is available on and around 1st street, as well as Lincoln Ave.

The Lark (click here for map)...

From the Comfort Inn and the Holiday Inn Express...Go south on Burlington Ave. Take a left on 2nd street...The Lark will be on the right side of 2nd street. Parking is available on 2nd street as well as Lincoln Ave.