The 75th Eastern Snow Conference,
5-8 June 2018 College Park, MD

New this year: You can follow the action on Twitter @easternsnowconf with the hashtag #ESC75

Time is running out to reserve your room for the

75th Eastern Snow Conference

There are a few rooms still available at The Hotel at the University of Maryland at the very special ESC room rate of $159.  That rate has been extended beyond the original cutoff date.  Call The Hotel’s reservation center 301-277-7777 and ask for the Eastern Snow Conference rate or go though the online link at the ECS meeting website.  (That rate is also available for three days prior and post conference dates, depending on room availability.) The Hotel at the University of Maryland ( recently opened and is a great location for the ESC, near to the NOAA Climate Prediction Center where sessions will be held and the ESC Banquet will be at The Hotel. 

For those wanting a campus experience, there are a few residential rooms on the University of Maryland College Park Campus still available.  The ESC is providing shuttle service between the UMD campus and the NOAA center.  These residential rooms have options for double or single occupancy, are for three night stay and include breakfast.    These residential rooms can be reserved and paid for through the ESC registration website.  Read the ESC Meeting Information page for details. 


Support your 75th Eastern Snow Conference by choosing our lodging venues.


Early registration fees are: full Regular registration is $300 USD and full Student registration is $200 USD.  Registration fees increase on 1 May. There are options for single day registration and purchase of additional event tickets on the registration site. Registration services for the ESC are being provided by  A link to the registration site is provided on the ESC website.  Processing charges will be added to your registration by the service provider.

The Icebreaker Reception on 5 June will be held at The Milkboy Arthouse. 

The ESC Banquet on 7 June will be held at The Hotel at the University of Maryland. 

Dr. Louis W. Uccellini, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Weather Services and Director National Weather Service, will be the keynote speaker at the 75th ESC Banquet.  Dr. Uccellini has published more than 60 journal articles and chapters in books, and is known for coauthoring the widely acclaimed two-volume book, Northeast Snowstorms.


Lodging is available at three venues offering a range of accommodations.

A block of residential rooms on the University of Maryland College Park Campus has been reserved.  The ESC will provide shuttle service between campus and the NOAA Center.

12 rooms w/ double occupancy at $177

- includes 3 night stay and 3 breakfasts

4 rooms w/ single occupancy at $222

- includes 3 night stay and 3 breakfasts

These rooms can be reserved and paid for using the ESC registration website.


A block of rooms is available at the Marriott Courtyard in Greenbelt, MD.

Sleeping rooms are $119.00 for a King room with a sofa

You have until 15 May 2018 to make reservations
Breakfast is NOT included in this room rate

You may call 800.321.2211 and reference Eastern Snow Conference Room Block at theCourtyard by Marriott Greenbelt to make their reservations at the group rate.  Rooms may also be booked directly online by via the link below:

Book your group rate for Eastern Snow Conference


A block of rooms is available at The Hotel at the University of Maryland 

The Hotel has recently opened in College Park across from the UMD campus.

Standard room available, single or double rate of $159.00

That room rate is available on dates before and after the ESC, 2-10 June 2018

You have until 4 May 2018 to make reservations

Reservations can be made by phoning the Hotel’s Reservations Center 301-277-7777 and asking for the Eastern Snow Conference rate or online here



The 75th Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, Climate Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, USA, 5-8 June 2018.  The 75th ESC has a longer program than usual to allow for more sessions.  The program includes an excursion on the Chesapeake Bay and Banquet in the registration fee.  The scientific program is open to sessions on theoretical, experimental, remote sensing, modeling and operational studies of snow, ice, and winter hydrology.  We anticipate including sessions on historical perspectives of snow such as “Remote Sensing History”, “Data Preservation and Archiving” and “SnowEX”. This year’s general theme is “SNOW PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE”. The ESC has only plenary (oral and poster viewing) sessions, allowing time to view and discuss the research of each participant. You are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation (please indicate type). (An abstract template is available on the website.) An abstract of 200-250 words should be submitted by 13 April 2018 to the Program Chairman:

Dr. George Riggs

Students are encouraged to enter the ESC Student Paper Competitions. The winner of the best submitted student paper will receive the Wiesnet Medal, a $750 prize. The Campbell Scientific Canada Award of $500 can be awarded to the Canadian student who submitted the paper demonstrating the most innovative use of technology in the gathering of data. In addition, the David Hewitt Miller Student Poster Award of $100 will be awarded to the best student poster.

To be considered for the Weisnet or Campbell awards please send an electronic copy of the paper with the supervisor's endorsement (separate email) to the Chair of the Research Committee (Barton Forman), no later than 27 April 2018. Please consult the ESC web site for conditions and details.

Dr. Barton Forman


All papers will be published in the ESC Proceedings; please consult the ESC web site for details on submission. 

Students:  As an alternative to the traditional oral or poster presentation we are entertaining the possibility of the Science Slam format for communicating your science. Though rare in the USA (, USA soon.) it is an interesting way to communicate.   Interested students should contact the Program Chairman to discuss the possibility.