2007 National Storm Chaser Convention

Dec 18, 2003
Lubbock, TX
I would like to officially announce here that the website is operational and that registrations for the 2007 National Storm Chaser Convention in Denver, Colorado are now being taken!

The convention will be February 16-18, 2007.

This is the largest single chaser convergence on the planet every year and whether you have never been, or are a repeat attendee, you will be very pleased to hear that once again we have the single best collection of speakers in the severe weather community that can be found in a single event! Such speakers as:

Dr William Gray
Dr Howie Bluestein
Dr Greg Forbes
Dr Walt Lyons
Dr Josh Wurman
Dan McCarthy
Al Pietrycha
Tim Marshall
Jon Davies
Steve Hodanish
and MORE!

We have secured a special hotel room rate at the Radisson where the convention will be held as well, but the time is limited on that so book early.

Find out all the developing details and register directly on the National Storm Chaser Convention website at http://chaserconvention.com
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I have placed a random image display script on the main page of the National Storm Chaser Convention. If anyone has any past images they took from the convention that they would like to see pop up there, please let me know. Also any tornado images from 2006. All images will have the photog name on them and owners retain all copyrights.

Hi- I know it's early and the agenda hasn't been announced but can you give an estimate on when you anticipate the convention will end for those looking to book flights out on Sunday?
We should be wrapping things up by around 4 PM SUnday, except for a spotter training class that will be held by the NWS BOU and GLD.

Roger Hill
Happy New Year to you all!
Oh, it just kills me to have to miss this convention again, but my business begins to really ramp up in February, and I just can't leave it.
So, my question is...... what is the possibility that the entire thing will be taped, with copies available for sale? I'd bet nationwide there would be a market for this annual event on tape. Perhaps some decent $$$ could be generated if it were marketed correctly. I know I'd buy it.
Thank you... Joel Ewing / Tucson, Az.
I've never been able to attend the convention. I didn't see anything on here about which Radisson Hotel in Denver the convention was held at. There are two. I think it's the Radisson Southeast, but I wanted to clarify. Does anyone know?
I've never been able to attend the convention. I didn't see anything on here about which Radisson Hotel in Denver the convention was held at. There are two. I think it's the Radisson Southeast, but I wanted to clarify. Does anyone know?

Go to the website Marc, http://chaserconvention.com and in the top menu click on LOCATION. It will tell you all about it. Your right, it's the SE one.
Hello everyone!

Well, we finally have the agenda done and most speaker topics submitted. There will be a HUGE update to the web site for the convention this weekend per Dave Drummond! Please check it out at www.chaserconvention.com

Folks, this will be the BIGGEST and BEST Convention yet! The 2007 9th Annual National Storm Chaser Convention, is focused on YOU, the CHASER and weather enthusiast!

This 3 day event will begin Friday evening with an ice breaker from 6:30 to 9 PM, free snacks sponsored by Bob and Marilyn Wear, in memory of our dear friend Jeff.

Saturday will be jam packed with so many world renowned speakers, presenting on your favorite subjects, that it isn't even funny! Dr Greg Forbes (TWC), Dr Howie Bluestein, Dr Josh Wurman, Dr Walt Lyons, Dan McCarthy from SPC, Tim Marshall, Jon Davies, Al Pietrycha, Steve Hodanish and Mike Umscheid, followed by none other than Dr William Gray as our keynote speaker at the evening banquet (dinner included in the convention registration!).

Sunday, come to LEARN, as Dr Forbes teaches on the importance of boundaries in severe weather and tornadogenesis, Dr Howie Blustein teaches Radar 101, Dan McCarthy teaches on the Skew t diagram, Jon Davies on Tornado Parameters in forecasting, and Mike Umscheid (Mr Tornado) teaches his favorite subject! Then the afternoon will be a FREE basic and advanced spotter training class conducted by Bob Glancy (WCM BOU) and David Floyd (WCM GLD).

This convention has EVERYTHING!! There will be MANY MANY vendors showing their goods off for everyone to see, along with MANY door prizes too!!!

We still have a ton of snow here in Denver, but hopefully it will be only in the mountains when the convention starts. Great skiing, great fun!!! We look forward to seeing you here!!!

Roger Hill
Sadly, I am not going to be able to make it. I have about $1000 in maintenance and repair things I need to get done to my chase vehicle, plus we are getting my wife another vehicle, so all of that is going to take any extra funds I could spend going up there. It's a fair distance trip for me. I know I am really going to be missing out. Some of those talks I would really like to hear!
Dr. Howie Bluestein has announced the title of his talk on Saturday :

High-resolution views of tornadoes using mobile Doppler radars and unusual visual observations: Several recent case studies.

This should prove enlightening and exciting to see the high resolution radars and case studies on some of the storms many of us chased!
Hello all!!

Just a quick update. Tim Samaras, Dave Drummond and I look forward to seeing many of you here in Denver in 3 weeks! This will be a phenomenal convention! All speakers have given their talk titles for Saturday (presentation day) and Sunday (teaching day). The final details are all completed now and the convention is moving forward at light speed! We will have more vendors this year than ever before!

Just a reminder, on line registration is open through Feb 15, and mail in forms must be mailed by Feb 10th. There will be some registrations available at the door for $89 instead of $79.

We have quite a few door prizes again, with some really cool items being given away! More details later!

Further, if you want to show a video, PLEASE bring it in a DVD and find Tim Samaras or myself. We'll again run video night as long as you all want it to go!

Just a few more tidbits before the big weekend.

Jeff Piotrowski of Baron Services will be discussing the NEW UPGRADE to the WXWORX system at our convention for the first time!

Not sure when the release will happen, however..

Also, we will be GIVING AWAY a brand new WXWORX system!

Do you feel lucky?

As a reminder, Sunday is 'back to school day. The lineup will include instructors such as Dr. Howie Bluestein giving a RADAR 101 class, Dan McCarthy giving a Skew-T class, with others teaching their area of expertise as well, including Jon Davies, Dr. Greg Forbes, and our own Mike Umsheid to discuss chase forecasting.

Absolutely the best convention for storm chasers on the planet.

Its not too late. A few mouse clicks...and your in!


Be there!

Tim Samaras
Partial attendance?

Hi all, I have wanted to attend for the last two years but have always had some commitment. I am finally going this year. My wife would like to attend just the workshops on sunday. Does she need to register for the whole event? I couldn't find info on the website so I'm asking here...

Joe hall
Yeah, you would have to register for everything except to attend the SKYWARN classes on Sunday. Those are free to anyone that wants to go. :)
Howdy- I am flying in Thursday afternoon and looking to go skiing Friday morning to afternoon. Looks as if I can rent a car from the hotel for about $55 for the day.
I am thinking of going up to Loveland or Winterpark.
Anyone else interested look me up....
Laura Hedien
Anyone that is at the convention taking digital pictures, if you want to, you can email them to [email protected]

I will be taking down the current images that are in rotation on the front page when I get some pics in and replacing them with whatever gets sent to that email address. It won't be realtime, but I will post them ASAP on the convention site.