Dear GMAC Colleagues,

NOAA’s Global Monitoring Laboratory (GML) is proud to announce the 52nd Global Monitoring Annual Conference (GMAC) will be held in person May 21-22, 2024 in Boulder, Colorado, fostering collaboration and partnerships in the global atmospheric monitoring community.

For those unable to attend in person, we will have a virtual option available for attending and presenting. If you plan to attend remotely, please tick the appropriate box on the registration form.

This year’s GMAC will be held on the University of Colorado campus in the University Memorial Center’s Glenn Miller Ballrooms. This venue provides a comfortable large meeting space, a dedicated poster display location, and break-out rooms for enhanced collaboration.


Dig your favorite Hawaiian shirt out of your closet and come join GML to remember and toast Dr. James “Jim” Butler at this year’s informal Icebreaker. (Hawaiian shirts are optional, but fun! Good stories about Jim are highly encouraged!)

Where: Harlow Platts Park, 1360 Gillaspie Dr, Boulder, CO
When: May 20, 4:00-7:00 pm (Rain date May 21, 6:00-7:30 pm)
What: Bring your favorite food and beverage to share (optional)

Map below shows the location of the picnic shelter (starred in yellow) and parking near the shelter (starred in green). Street parking is also available in nearby neighborhoods.

harlow platts park
Early Career Panel

Please join CIRES and GML for an early career panel on Tuesday May 21st, 12-1PM, in UMC 247. Invited panelists will represent Academia, Government Lab, Industry and Media & Communications. There will be a career path discussion followed by a moderated Q&A. Lunch will be provided*.

*Federal employees must reimburse the panel organizers for lunch per federal regulations.

Early Career Happy Hour

Following the end of the GMAC at 5:30 pm on Tuesday evening, early career scientists are invited to gather at Cafe Aion (1235 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80302) on the Hill - a short walk from the GMAC venue. "Early career" scientists are self-identified, and are roughly defined as being within 10 years of one's terminal degree.

Conference Transportation:

No shuttles will be run between hotels and the CU campus.

Parking is conveniently available in the lot adjacent to the University Memorial Center on the University of Colorado Boulder campus (1725 Euclid Avenue). Accessible parking is available in surrounding lots with an ADA placard. Use the Park Mobile app to register your vehicle and pay for the time you will be on campus. Additional parking information is available on CU’s Parking website.

Public transportation in the Boulder area is very reliable. You can find more information on bus routes and schedules at the Regional Transportation District-Denver website.

Conference Meals:

With the GMAC’s central location on the CU campus, ample time is built into the schedule for attendees to leave the conference for lunch. Please visit the links below for suggested on and off campus dining options:

Conference Wireless Internet

Wireless access is available freely on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

  1. Select UCB Guest as your wireless network.
  2. Open a web browser and go to You will be automatically redirected to a registration page.
  3. Review the Guest Wireless Policy.
  4. Click on the Agree button.
  5. You are now free to use UCB Guest Wireless for basic Internet activity for 24 hours.

For more information, please visit the following CU Boulder website:




Please go to the Registration Page to register for the meeting.


If you have any questions, email GML GMAC Information.