Unifying Innovations in Forecasting Capabilities Workshop (UIFCW) July 24-28, 2023


It is our pleasure to invite you to the Unifying Innovations in Forecasting Capabilities Workshop (UIFCW) July 24-28, 2023, in Boulder, CO and online! This workshop is a Unified Forecast System (UFS) collaboration powered by the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC). This email contains important registration and abstract information, so please read it in its entirety. 

Additional information is available here: https://epic.noaa.gov/eventsposts/uifcw-2023/ 

Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to explore avenues for their own research development, learn about updates to the UFS, share successes within the scope of contributing to the most usable and accessible forecast modeling system in the world, and voice their thoughts on where our exciting future will go from here. It is the goal of the workshop to engage the greater weather enterprise and academia in the ongoing effort to accelerate involvement with the UFS. This event is your chance to dive into innovations in forecasting capabilities.

Registration and abstract submissions are available here: Unifying Innovations in Forecasting Capabilities Registration Form (google.com) and  Unifying Innovations in Forecasting Capabilities Abstract Submission 2023 – Google Forms. There is no fee for registration or abstract submission. 

Registration. Workshop registration is due on July 17, 2023. This is a hybrid workshop, and you are able to attend in-person, virtually, or a combination of both. Please note that in-person registration will be limited to 200 attendees. If you have any problems accessing or submitting your registration, please email support.epic@noaa.gov

Check your inbox for a confirmation email of your registration. 

Abstracts. Abstracts are due by May 19, 2023. To submit an abstract, follow these instructions: 

  1. Choose the session at which you would like to present. Not sure which one to choose? Read through the session details here.
  2. Follow the steps in the Google Form to upload your abstract. 

You will have the option to present in-person or virtually with virtual details forthcoming. Check your inbox for a confirmation email of your abstract submission. 

Agenda. We have an exciting week planned for our participants! Get ready to share scientific updates, collaborate on future priorities, and ensure continuous community feedback. The agenda is available here. We’ll be updating this frequently with more information as we continue planning. 

Accommodations. For those of you attending in-person, the workshop will be hosted at the UCAR Center Green, Boulder, CO. There is a room block available for workshop attendees at the Hampton Inn & Suites Boulder-North. The hotel’s website is available here. Please let the hotel know that you’re with the UIFCW upon room reservation or you can use our booking link

COVID protocols. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updates their community levels indicator weekly on Thursday’s at 8:00 pm ET. A member of our staff checks the community levels for Boulder, CO every Friday morning to ensure the COVID community level remains LOW. Our plans if the Community Levels change are available here

We look forward to meeting with you this summer! Please email support.epic@noaa.gov if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. 


The UIFCW Planning Committee