CONTAINING THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH AMS MEETINGS his issue includes an article looking at the finances It is my hope that the article on meetings finances in associated with AMS meetings (see Schultz et al., this issue will contribute to that dialogue. Tp. 408). As shown in this article, the cost of at- There was a related discussion at this STAC Com- tending a meeting has risen at a rate higherthan infla- mission meeting on the value of extended abstracts tion, and this inevitably impacts the ability of those in for conferences, which followed up on the recent the community to attend meetings of value to them. paper by Geerts et al. in the August 2006 Bulletin This article is not a "quick read," but I encourage any (pp. 1105-1110). Since the process of collecting and of you who have wondered why meeting fees are set disseminating extended abstracts impacts the costs at their current levels, or what that money is used for, of a conference—and hence, the fee structure for the to spend some time reading this detailed account of conference—the value that the extended abstracts the meetings financial picture. represent to the community must be discussed in
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Mar 1, 2007
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