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Rates for Registration

Registration Type Early Bird
by 5/29
Advanced
by 6/20
Onsite
6/21 - 7/30
Full Registration AAPT Member $370 $494 $693
AAPT Member Retired/Emeritus/Lifetime $275 $435 $607
Non-member $585 $709 $909
AAPT Undergraduate/Graduate Student Member $40 $50 $66
Child Registration (7-16 yrs) $30
Child Registration (6 yrs/under) Complimentary
Spouse/Guest $40
High School Student Complimentary
One-Day AAPT Member $245 $379 $525
Non-member $460 $594 $740
Workshop Cancellation Fee Workshops $25 per workshop $25 per workshop No refunds after July 11 Midnight ET
Cancellation Fee Students 50% of Registration Fee
Other Registrants $75 by May 26, Midnight ET $100 by June 20, Midnight ET $125 from June 21 - July 11 Midnight ET. No refunds after July 11 Midnight ET
Special Events (optional)

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AAPT Fun Run/Walk

July 29 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Come enjoy the 7th Annual AAPT Fun Run! The event winds through the scenic University of Minnesota Minneapolis East and West Bank Campuses highliglhting great views of the Mississippi River and historic buildings.

$20.00

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Advanced Labs Tour-Bethel University

July 29 from 1 pm to 2:45 pm Participants on this informative tour will take a short van ride to Bethel University to see the physics department's advanced labs and undergraduate research. Labs and projects include atomic, molecular and optical physics; (lithium magneto-optical trap, ultrafast optics); nano-optics (microscopy, plasmonics, chemical spectroscopy); fluids (shock, analysis and modeling). A box lunch will be provided. The van will pick-up at University of Minnesota at 1:15 p.m. at the STSS building on the first floor near the outside patio and drop-off at 2:45 p.m. at the same.

Free *

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Cancelled: Amusement Park Physics

July 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a short session at the University of Minnesota to discuss the basics of Amusement Park Physics followed by a ride to Valleyfair Amusement Park where participants will gather, analyze, and discuss data for various rides. Park rides are handicapped accessible. The deadline to purchase a ticket for this event is Monday, June 30, 2014.

$35.00

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Early Career Professionals Speed Networking Event

July 28 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Career development and networking can be time consuming, so AAPT is spearheading a fun and exciting way to get connected to a large number of early career and seasoned physics professionals in a short amount of time. Speed-networking provides the opportunity to discuss career goals and challenges with a new contact for five minutes, exchange information, and then move on to the next person. By the end of the event each participant will have meaningful interactions with over half a dozen colleagues and the opportunity to meet many more. If you think you made a good contact, follow up with the person and schedule a time to meet for coffee. It's that simple! By the end of the first day of the conference you would have already made several personal connections with other attendees. If you have business cards, don't forget to bring them.

Free *

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First Timers´ Gathering

July 28 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Are you new to an AAPT National Meeting? If so, this is the best time to learn about AAPT and the Summer Meeting, as well as meet fellow attendees. AAPT leadership will be represented to discuss ways to get more involved with AAPT. You are also welcome to participate in any of AAPT's Area Committee meetings. Please reference the website for a committee meeting that piques your interest.

Free *

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H.S. Physics Teacher´s Day Luncheon

July 28 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Join this special luncheon for high school physics teachers attending the conference for the first time. This luncheon is open to anyone who would like to attend. This luncheon is sponsored by i>clicker.

Free *

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Mall of America Trip

July 30 from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Whether you love shopping or not, The Mall of America is a place not to be missed on your trip to Minneapolis! The Mall of America has over 520 stores and 50 restaurants with no tax on clothing and shoes. If shopping is not your main intention at Mall of America, visit the many attractions inside the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the United States. Nickelodeon Universe® theme park brings Nick characters to life with 24 rides geared for the young and young at heart. The Mall of America is located on the site of the former Metropolitan Stadium, where the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins played until the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome opened in 1982. Departure time from campus: 3:30 p.m. - Departure time from Mall 8:00 p.m.

$18.00

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Monday - Kindle Fire HD - Drawing

July 28 at 10:15 a.m. Your name will be entered into a drawing for a brand new Kindle Fire HD. The drawing will be held during the morning break in the Exhibit Hall. You must be present to win! The more tickets you buy, the better your chances will be at winning!

$2.00

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Monday American Express Gift Card Drawing

July 28 at 3:30 p.m. Your name will be entered into a drawing for an AmEx $100 Gift Card. The drawing will be held in the Exhibit Hall during the afternoon break. You must be present to win! The more tickets you buy, the better your chances will be at winning!

$1.00

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PER Banquet and Conference

July 30-31 - PERC provides an opportunity for those in the field of physics education research and allied fields to share their research, obtain feedback, explore diverse perspectives and discuss issues relevant to the community. This event will be at the The Commons Hotel. In order to attend the PERC, you must register for the AAPT meeting either for the Full Meeting or One Day. Banquet and Conference will be held at The Commons Hotel. You must be registered by Sunday, July 27 in order to attend the banquet.

$140.00

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PER Banquet Only

July 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. You do not have to be registered for Summer Conference to attend the PER banquet. You must be registered by July 14. After this date we cannot accept registration for the banquet. Banquet will be held at The Commons Hotel.

$55.00

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PUB Crawl

July 29 from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Minneapolis is home to some of the best pubs. Get ready for a fun night, as you explore craft brews and local blends with your physics colleagues and friends. All participants should meet in the lobby of the Marriott Courtyard Minneapolis Hotel at 10:00 p.m.

$5.00

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Retired Physicists´ Breakfast

July 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.. Renew and create alliances by networking and exchanging ideas with our long-served and deserving supporters of AAPT.

$35.00

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Soudan/NOVA Trip

July 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Visit the two largest neutrino detectors and dark matter experiment in North America. These three important physics experiments are just a bus ride away from the campus of the University of Minnesota. The tour starts with a bus ride to Northern Minnesota to the borders of Voyageurs National Park. The first stop is the Soudan Underground State Park located 1 km below the surface in an iron mine in the ancient Mesabi Mountain Range. At Soudan, you will see the 5.5 kiloton MINOS neutrino experiment and the Cryogenic Dark Matter experiment. Staff from these projects will describe the experiments and underlying physics and answer questions. While you are underground, you will also take a train through the mine to the large cavern where iron was last extracted before the site became a state park. This part of the tour will show how iron was historically mined and introduce you to the geology. After spending time exploring neutrino experiments, dark matter searches, and the mine itself, the bus trip will continue to the site of the newest generation of neutrino experiments, the 14 kiloton NOVA experiment. This new experiment is taking its initial data and will have just been completed for the visit. Physics staff will describe this experiment and its physics goals. The experiment is housed in a laboratory that is a 5 story building with the top story on ground level. At the end of this tour, the bus will take you back to campus. Both the Soudan Underground Laboratory and the NOVA Far Detector Laboratory are operated by the University of Minnesota with support from the U.S. Department of Energy. Tickets for this event must be purchased by Monday, June 30, 2014. Tickets will not be sold on-site. Cost of trip includes transportation, box lunch and box dinner.

$99.00

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Spouse/Guest: Mississippi Queen River Boat Tour

July 28 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Take a narrated sightseeing cruise on the historic Minneapolis Queen Paddleboat, a modern day replica of the grand riverboats that used to ply the Mississippi River. The narrated cruises will take you along the southern trails of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Heritage Trail, along the U of M Campus riverfront, under the stunning 35W Bridge, showcasing views of the St. Anthony Falls, the historic Stone Arch Bridge, amazing river bluffs with views of the amazing downtown Minneapolis skyline as we show you the best Mississippi River has to offer. A full service cash bar along with hot dogs, popcorn, snacks, etc. are available for purchase. .

$25.00

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THE FIRST 100 RAFFLE!

The First 100 Raffle! - As a special incentive, the first 100 registrants will be entered into a drawing for a $100 American Express gift card! All you have to do is click onto (The First 100 Raffle) in Special Events while you are registering. If you are able to click onto this event link, you will be registered in the drawing. The drawing will take place on Monday, July 28 in the exhibit hall during the 3:30 p.m. raffle drawing. You do not have to be present to win. The first 100 registrants will be notified that they are eligible for The First 100 Raffle. Take advantage of the discounted rate and have a chance to win $100!

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Trolley Tour of Minneapolis

July 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. You will experience a sampling of what makes Minneapolis fantastic! Your tour guide will provide commentary on downtown Minneapolis and surrounding areas. The excitement will start when you first glimpse the Minneapolis skyline, an ever-changing scene of contemporary skyscrapers in a dazzling variety of colors, shapes and sizes that heralds the city's dynamic growth and vibrant, thriving lifestyle. You will explore the famous Nicollet Mall, Skyway network, theater district, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden,Guthrie Theatre, Milwaukee Train Depot, Orchestra Hall, the television home of Mary Tyler Moore, and St. Anthony Falls, the birthplace of Minneapolis. A short stop will be made (if time allows) at Minnehaha Falls to see Minnesota's oldest tourist attraction. This is where the twenty-two mile Minnehaha Creek,which flows from Lake Minnetonka through the western suburbs of Minneapolis and into the city, dives over the falls and into the Mississippi River. The fifty-three foot falls have been immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Song of Hiawatha" and are visited by thousands of tourists and locals every year. Depart from: Coffman Center, Univ of Minneapolis Campus Drop off: Willey Hall University of Minneapoliz

$30.00

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Tuesday - American Express Gift Card Drawing

July 29 at 10:00 a.m. Your name will be entered into a drawing for a $100 AmEx Gift Card. The drawing will be held in the Exhibit Hall during the morning break. You must be present to win! The more tickets you buy, the better your chances will be at winning!

$1.00

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Tuesday IPad Mini Drawing

July 29 at 3:00 p.m. Your name will be entered into a drawing for a brand new iPad Mini. The drawing will be held during the afternoon break in the Exhibit Hall. You must be present to win! The more tickets you buy, the better your chances will be at winning!

$5.00

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Two-Year College Breakfast

July 29, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Two Year College staff begin their day by breaking bread and sharing ideas.

$24.00

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Zooniverse in the Classroom....

July 30 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. In the past ten years, there has been an explosion of internet-based citizen science research in astronomy (and other disciplines). Over a million people have contributed to scientific research through the Zooinverse.org projects. Participants in Galaxy Zoo, Hubble Zoo, Planethunters and more have been so active that the educators and scientists needed to develop new ways for participants to explore beyond the focus of any one project. The result is an entire suite of new web-based tools designed to assist citizen scientists in exploring vast quantities of astronomical data on their own. This event will first demonstrate several of these tools in the context of data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and Galaxy Zoo. You will learn how to use the tools to create a color-magnitude diagram and see some examples of how these tools have been used in undergraduate classes. We will then break-out into smaller groups and through guided exploration of the data, brainstorm possible curricular units for use in your classroom. The tutorial will finish with groups sharing what they have developed. This event will be held on University of Minnesota's campus in the STSS building.

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Other Registration Fees

  • Workshop Only Registration Fee: $85

Registration Guidelines

  • You will not be allowed to attend the AAPT National meeting unless all registration fees are received in advance. If you have a balance due upon arrival you will be required to pay the full balance before you are allowed to attend the meeting.
  • All prior meeting balances must be paid before you are allowed to attend the current meeting.
  • You cannot register a colleague or fellow physicist as a spouse/guest.
  • Spouse/guests and children 17 and under cannot attend a paid event without being registered for the meeting and purchasing an event ticket.
 

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