Midwest DEWS Kick-off Workshop

Midwest Climate Outlook and Drought Early Warning System Kickoff Meeting
St. Louis, MO
February 9 - 11, 2016
9 February, 2016 to 11 February, 2016
Embassy Suites St. Louis Downtown
610 N. 7th street
St. Louis, MO




Registration is closed.

There is no fee for registration.


The draft agenda is preliminary and subject to change.  Please check back.  More information will be provided closer to the time of the event.

Dress is business casual


The Workshop will begin at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, February 9, 2016, in Laurel AB at the Embassy Suites.  Please arrive in advance for registration.  Registration begins at 11:00 am (Note: Lunch will only be provided on Wednesday, Feb. 10).

Embassy Suites St. Louis Downtown
610 N. 7th Street
St. Louis, MO  63101


The workshop will conclude at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon,  February 11, 2016.  


A block of rooms is being held at the Embassy Suites St. Louis Downtown.  The price for both single and double rooms is $125 per night +tax.  

Follow this link to make online reservations.  Or call the hotel directly at 314-269-5900,  and ask to book a room under the UCAR/Midwest DEWS Event, booking code NID.

Please make your reservation by midnight, January 29, 2016 to be guaranteed the group rate.


Valet parking is available for $27/night. Self parking is not available.

For those flying into Lambert St. Louis International Airport, driving directions and shuttle information can be found here


A full "cooked to order" breakfast is included in the lodging room rate (for those not staying at the hotel, we will have a light continental breakfast available on Wednesday and Thursday).

Coffee breaks and snacks will be provided during the workshop.  A working lunch will be provided on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

NOTE:  Federal employees - Please note that NOAA regulations prohibit UCAR from providing meals to federal employees.  Therefore, it is requested that federal employees contribute $13.00 for the lunch; this amount is the lunch portion of the FY2016 GSA CONUS M&IE for St. Louis.


Proceed to the UCAR Epayment site  (note that UCAR only accepts Visa and Mastercard)

Under "Payment Selection" click on "other items" and then from the drop-down menu, choose "NIDIS St Louis Feb 10 2016 Lunch Pmt $13"  You will then be guided through the secure payment system and receive a confirmation email showing the description and amount paid.

If you would like to pay by check you can do this at the event or send via mail attn:  Loretta Quinn, UCAR/JOSS, PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307

Make check payable to: UCAR


If you have questions on the Workshop agenda or logistics, please contact Courtney Black at;