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Thursday, April 2, 2020

7:00am - 8:00am

Exhibitor’s Showcase and Breakfast


Session 1

Marriott Courtyard Meeting Room

Presented by: USAA


8:00am  Opening Remarks


8:15am - 8:25a

Barry Goldsmith

Brownsville NWS


8:25 - 8:55

Jeffry Evans


Houston NWS


9:00am - 9:30am

Dr. Mike Brennan

National Hurricane Center


9:30am - 10:00am

Dr. Neil Frank

Former Director NHC


10:00am - 10:45am

Introduction: USAA

Dr. Philip Klotzbach

2020 Hurricane Seasonal Forecast


10:45am - 11:15am



Dr. Phil Klotzbach


11:15 am  - 11:45am

Carola Kaiser



12:00pm -   1:15 pm

Award Luncheon

Dr. Bill Gray Award

Recipient: Jamie Rhome

Moderated by Bill Read

Keynote: Ginger Zee - ABC News

Introduction/Presented by: USAA


Session 2

Presented by: Plylox


1:30pm - 2:00pm

Jeff Huffman

Trust in Media and Technology


2:00pm - 2:30pm

Craig Setzer   (SKYPE/Pre-recorded)

CBS Miami


2:30pm - 3:00pm

PANEL - Meteorologist - Mental Health

Panelist: Matt Bolton

Panelist: Amy Sullivan

Panelst: Bryan Hale

Panelist: TBA


3:00pm - 3:30p

Ryan Rickert

Garrett Black

403rd Wing - Hurricane Hunters




Live Shots/Interviews as scheduled

Facebook LIVE


7:00pm - 9:30pm

Dine South Padre

Presented by:USAA







Painted Marlin Grill


Bar Louie


Pier 19








Wednesday, April 1, 2020

All Day - Arrivals via Harlingen - Brownsville

Exhibitor set up

Registration Marriott Courtyard

Registration Sign In

Conference Materials w/conference polo

Select your restaurant for Thursday Evening

Select your optional activity for Saturday


7:00pm - 9:30pm

Welcome Reception - Marriott Courtyard Patio

Presented by: USAA

Heavy hors d'oerves and refreshments

Visit with presenters and conference attendees

Friday, April 3, 2019

7:00am - 8:00am

Continental Breakfast


Session 3

Marriott Courtyard Meeting room

Presented by: USAA


9:00 am - 9:30am

Jamie Rhome

Storm Surge Unit

National Hurricane Center


9:30am - 10:00am

Dr. Brian Haus    ( SKYPE)

University of Miami


10:00am - 10:15am



10:15am - 10:45am

Hal Needham


10:45am - 11:15am

Jeff Linder

Houston Flooding - TS Imelda


11:15am - 11:55am

PANEL: Getting the Message Out

Panelist: Michael Buchanan, NWS BRO

Panelist: Jeff Huffman, UF Weather



12:00pm - 1:20pm

Award Luncheon

Robert & Joanne Simpson Award

Moderated by Alex Garcia and Tim Smith

Recipient: Bill Read


Presented by: Plylox


Session 4

Presented by: USAA


1:30pm - 2:00pm

Mark Sudduth

Hurricane Track


2:00pm - 2:30pm

Tim Heller

Heller Weather


2:30p - 3:00p

Dr. Pat Fitzpatrick

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Hurricane track, intensity, and structure models


3:00pm - 4:00pm

Josh Morgerman aka "Hurricane Man"

Hurricane Dorian



Live Shots/Interviews as scheduled

Facebook LIVE


7:00pm - 10:00pm

Evening Award Dinner Reception

John Coleman Broadcast Award


Marriott Courtyard

Presented by: USAA


Saturday, April 4, 2019


8:00am - 8:50am Continental Breakfast


9:00am - 10:30am









10:30am  BREAK


11:00am - 11:45am



11:45am - Conference Wrap Up



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