5. OSU Severe WX Symposium 6 March 15

One activity that I try to publicize each year is the Ohio State University Meteorology Club’s Severe Weather Symposium.  Their 19th such event is scheduled for Friday, March 6th in the US Bank Conference Theater at the Ohio Union in Columbus. This complex is located on the south side of the OSU campus on the west side of High Street.

The Severe Weather Symposium is free, although parking in the adjoining garages will run $11.25 to attend the full 9 AM to 5 PM symposium. When you register to attend you might consider supporting this student club through the online purchase of a souvenir. Lunch will be available either in the Union or at restaurants across High Street.

One scheduled speaker most of us would recognize is Mike Bettes from the Weather Channel. There is also a scheduled presenter from our ARES District – Bryan Wood from Assurant Special Property in Springfield, who will discuss hail insurance losses and the Dayton area. Other presenters from the National Weather Service, broadcast television and emergency management are also scheduled.

To obtain more information or to register for the symposium, go to http://u.osu.edu/metclub/symposium/ or to the Wilmington, Ohio National Weather Service at http://www.weather.gov/images/iln/symposium_2015.png .