On 2-5 February 2004, the ARCSS Committee met at the Millennium Harvest House in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting was primarily comprised of executive sessions to discuss outlining the new ARCSS Science plan and creating an implementation strategy. The committee also discussed the 2003 Synthesis Retreat and began planning a 2004 retreat.

The committee invited four guests to discuss ideas for better incorporating modelers into the ARCSS Program and to discuss ARCSS data management. Eighteen participants attended this meeting.