The Annual Members Meeting engages UCAR member representatives in discussions that are important to the university community, while also serving as a forum to  provide input and guidance on the directions of both UCAR and NCAR.

Panels, workshops, and breakout sessions cover a variety of topics, from the future of data-centric science to improving community models to the importance of diversity in Earth system science. Over 150 member reps are expected to attend to network, learn, and vote on bylaw changes, memberships, and board and committee members. 

The Members Meeting is by invitation only. If you believe you should receive an invitation, email Rachel Dammann.

The 2023 Annual Members Meeting will be held October 10-11 in Boulder, Colorado and online. There will also be an early career workshop on October 9.

Registration is open. Email Rachel Dammann if you are a member representative or substitute and did not receive an invitations.

2023 Schedule at a Glance 

Monday, October 9 – Early Career Workshop
10:00am             General Session
11:45 am            Lunch
12:30 pm            Breakout Sessions
2:15 pm              Breakout Sessions
4:00 pm              Breakout Sessions
5:30 pm              General Session
6:00 – 7:30 pm   Reception/Social

Tuesday, October 10 – Members Meeting
8:00 am               Check in and Breakfast
9:00 am               Welcome and UCAR|NCAR|UCP Updates
10:20 am             Governance Reports
11:15 am             NSF Update and Q&A
12:00 pm             Lunch
1:15 pm               Breakout Sessions
2:30 pm               Breakout Sessions
3:45 pm               Lightning Rounds
5:15 pm               Introduction to New UCAR|NCAR|UCP Leaders
5:30 – 7:30 pm     Reception

Wednesday, October 11 – Members Meeting
8:00 am               Breakfast
9:00 am               Election Results
9:15 am               Earth System Predictability Across Timescales
10:15 am             Earth System Scientists as Policy Leaders: A Panel Discussion on How to Effectively Engage in National Policy
11:45 am               Closing Remarks
12:00 pm               Meeting Adjourns
12:30 – 3:30 pm    Optional Tour of the Research Aviation Facility
1:00 – 3:00 pm      PACUR meeting
4:00 – 7:00 pm      Board of Trustees and PACUR joint tour of the Research Aviation Facility and Dinner

Thursday, October 12 – Board of Trustees Meeting
9:00 am – 5:00 pm    Board of Trustees Meeting
5:00 – 7:00 pm          Board Dinner

Future Members Meetings:

October 8-9, 2024 | October 7-8, 2025