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15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes

6–9 August 2013, Portland, Oregon


The 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Mesoscale Processes, will be held 6-9 August 2013 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Portland, OR.

Important Dates

Registration OPEN!: Register by 24 June for early rate!
Hotel Reservation Deadline: 1 July 2013
Presentation Upload: 29 July 2013
Manuscript Deadline: 9 September 2013


Interested Sponsors may contact Brenda Ward at or (617) 226-3973


All meeting sessions for the conferences will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232. A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel for meeting attendees at a special rate of $145.00 Single/Double. Per diem rates of $113 are available for those who qualify, but the rate is limited to 30% of the room block.

Rates are subject to state and local taxes, currently at total of 14.5%.

To receive these special rates, attendees must request a room by 1 July, 2013.  Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.  Make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 503-281-6111 or by calling our Toll-Free number at 800-996-0510. Group codes are AMD for the rooms at the $145 rate and AMG for the rooms at the Government rate of $113 – please refer to these codes when making your reservation.
OR you may make your hotel reservation on-line using one of the following links:

$145 Rooms:

$113 Rooms (Per diem rates, must have valid ID):

Included in your stay is: Complimentary Internet Access in hotel including sleeping rooms and meeting space.

Confirmed reservations will be required to provide a credit card to guarantee reservations, cancelable up to 72 hours in advance of the conference date. There is an early departure fee of $25.00 to avoid this fee be sure to notify the DoubleTree Hotel before or at check-in or any change in length of stay.

Subject to room availability, these special rates will be available from 8/4-8/10/2013. We urge you to make reservations early since space is limited. Reservations made after 7/1/13 are on a space available basis and the group rate is not guaranteed.


There are three ways to register for this conference.

1) On-line Registration. This option is available to AMS Members and nonmembers who are paying by credit card or purchase order.

2) Download the registration form
Return the completed registration form by fax (617) 249-0272 or mail to: 15Meso Conf,
45 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108.

3) On-site registration The AMS registration desk will be open for registration on Monday, 5 Aug from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., and Tuesday–Wednesday during the hours of the conference. We urge you to pre-register. If you do not have Web access, please contact the AMS Meetings Department 617-226-3971 for a registration form. Completed forms must be faxed or mailed to AMS. We do not accept registration over the phone.

Registration Rates







Through 24 June

25 June - 4 August


Through 24 June

25 June - 4 August


AMS Full Member;
Program/Session Chair 








Non-member Speaker, Poster Presenter; AMS Associate Member; Cosponsoring Society Member
















Retired Member








AMS Student Member








Student Non-Member








Registrants may choose the Full-Week Registration Package or the One-Day Registration Package. The Full-Week package includes admission to all conferences, all conference materials, all coff ee breaks, formal poster viewing and lunch. The One-Day package includes admission to all conferences, coff ee breaks and lunch for one calendar day.

Getting There

Enterprise is the offi cial rental car agency for this meeting and special rates are available. Advance reservations may be made on-line at Select “Corporate Account” then “Make a reservation”. Then you simply enter this account # 10AT034 and the fi rst three letters of the account name (AME) or by calling Enterprise at 1-800-593-0505. When making a reservation, please mention the AMS Corporate account number.

Driving Directions from Portland International Airport:
Merge on I-205 South.
Take the I-84 West exit toward Portland City Center.
Take Exit 1, Lloyd Center.
Turn right at the second signal (11th Ave).
The Hotel is one block North on the left
Directions using light ralk: Red Line Max from Portland International Airport:
Walk to the end of the Portland Airport Baggage Claim area.
Board the Red Line Max to City Center & Beaverton Transit Center.
Get off at Lloyd 11th Avenue Max Station.
Take a left and walk half a block West to hotel.

Taxi: About $20

Self parking $18.00 (Su-Thu; 9.00 Fri-Sat)
Valet parking $22.00 (Inquire at bellstand)
Please visit for additional directions:

Special Needs

It is our sincere desire to comply fully with both the letter and the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Attendees with special needs should call Brenda Ward at (617) 226- 3973 4–6 weeks prior to the meeting to request special arrangements. Special housing needs should be requested when making hotel reservations.


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