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Rates for Registration & Special Events

Registration Type Early Bird
by 11/8
Advanced
by 12/5
Onsite
12/06 - 1/9
Full Registration AAPT Member $390 $520 $720
AAPT Member Retired/Emeritus/Lifetime $290 $455 $635
Non-member $615 $745 $950
AAPT Undergraduate/Graduate Student Member $45 $55 $75
Child Registration (7-16 yrs) $30
Child Registration (6 yrs/under) Complimentary
Spouse/Guest $40
High School Student Complimentary
One-Day AAPT Member $260 $395 $550
Non-member $485 $625 $775
Workshop ONLY AAPT Member/Non-Member $85 $85 $85
Workshop Cancellation Fee Workshops $25 per workshop $25 per workshop No refunds after December 20, Midnight ET
Cancellation Fee Students 50% of Registration Fee
Other Registrants $75 by November 15, Midnight ET $100 by December 6, Midnight ET $125 from December 7 - December 20 Midnight ET. No refunds after December 20, Midnight ET
Special Events (optional)

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AAPT Fun Run/Walk

Monday, January 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - This family friendly, untimed walk and run will allow you to explore San Diego. T-shirts and light refreshments will be provided. Details about the route will be emailed to each participant.

$25.00

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Chicano Park Tour

Sunday, January 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Chicano Park is the crown jewel of this predominately Latino community and a celebrated national destination for its rich display of art and culture. The tour will begin with an overview of historical Chicano Park, the Monumental Murals and include expressions of lowriding and their connections between art, science and engineering. Today 79+ historic murals grace the soaring pillars of the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge that dissect the neighborhood, giving way to a canvas that amounts to nothing short of an outdoor open-air museum. The park — recently named a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places — is an iconic destination where visitors can explore Chicano art, history, and culture is one of the largest collections of Chicano public art murals in the world.  The tour is ADA accessible.  A Taquero will be onsite to purchase lunch.

$20.00

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Conference on Enhancing Undergrad Physics Programs At HSIs

In conjunction with the joint AAPT/NSHP meeting in San Diego, the societies will be hosting the Conference on Enhancing Undergraduate Physics Programs at HSIs (EUPP-HSI). The conference will bring together representatives from Hispanic Serving Institutions in order to articulate the challenges and opportunities of physics education at HSIs; explore suggested best practices of teaching, mentoring and retaining students, both majority and minority students; and to develop a list of suggestions for institutional and programmatic changes at the HSIs and also physics professional societies. Please make plans to attend both the EUPP-HSI and the AAPT/NSHP meetings.

$25.00

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Early Career Professionals Speed Networking

Sunday, January 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Career development and networking can be time consuming, join this 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. If you have business cards, don't forget to bring them.

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First Timers Gathering

Sunday, January 7 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Are you new to an AAPT National Meeting? If so, this is the best time to learn about AAPT and the Winter 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 program for a committee meeting that piques your interest.

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Game Night

Sunday, January 7 from 10:00 p.m. to Midnight - Wind down the night and meet new friends with a round of table tennis, foos ball or bring your favorite game and deck of cards.

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High School Teachers Day Luncheon

Sunday, January 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 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.

$47.00

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Meet-up for Members and Supporters of LGBTQ Community

Sunday, January 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Relax, network and share your experiences and resources with members and friends of the LGBTQ/Physics Community. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Multi-Cultural Luncheon

Monday, January 8 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Increase awareness and understanding while sharing and celebrating unique perspectives at a local ethnic restaurant within walking distance of the Town and Country Hotel. Each guest will pay their own bill.

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Raffle: Google Home

Monday, January 8 at 10:45 a.m. - Simplify your everyday life with the Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Use voice commands to enjoy music, get answers from Google and manage everyday tasks. Google Home is compatible with Android and iOS operating systems, and can control compatible smart devices such as Chromecast or Nest.

$2.00

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Raffle: GoPro HERO Session

Sunday, January 7 at 3:45 p.m. - Easy one-button control press the button once to power on the camera and begin capturing video or photo's automatically Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions, hero session is waterproof to 33' (10m), no housing needed Additional GoPro hero session features + benefits below on item page, hero session camera supports up to 128 GB

$2.00

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Raffle: JBL Charge 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Sunday, January 7 at 10:15 a.m. - Charge 2 in black blends JBL best in class audio in a powerful, portable speaker seamlessly with your favorite mobile device and easy to use Bluetooth. Dual drivers are coupled with twin passive radiators for accurate deep hitting bass that will turn heads around it. Charge your favorite smartphone or tablet with the rechargeable 12 hour 6000mAh battery perfect for a full night of music. Stream your music wirelessly via Bluetooth and control volume, track skips and play/start of the music right from Charge 2. Who's on speakerphone? Everyone, with noise and echo cancellation that keep greater depth and clarity to your conversations. Social Mode will keep things interesting as three of your friends playing their music all from your speaker.

$2.00

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Raffle: Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Monday, January 8 at 3:45 p.m. - Designed to enhance your mobile life, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A keeps you immersed in what matters most every day. Dive into images, videos and more. Enjoy your favorite content on any screen you own when you connect your Samsung devices with SideSync*. Work and create right from your tablet with Microsoft Office. And switch to Kids Mode when you want to entertain the kids while keeping all of your personal content secure.

$2.00

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Retired Physicists Luncheon

Monday, January 8 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Renew, reminisce and create alliances by networking and exchanging ideas with our long-served and deserving supporters of AAPT.

$25.00

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Rise and Shine Yoga

January 9, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Amateur and seasoned yogis will join a professional yoga instructor to flex and meditate their way into the day under the beautiful San Diego sky. In the event of inclement weather, the class will be held inside the hotel. Attendees should meet in the hotel lobby in the event of inclement weather.

$13.00

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Spouses Gathering

Sunday, January 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Join other spouses and guests of AAPT attendees for light refreshments and conversation. Get ideas on areas to explore in San Diego.

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Tour of the DIII-D Tokamak National Fusion Facility

Sunday, January 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - TDIII-D Tokamak, the largest magnetic confinement fusion device in the U.S. provides research results to the world-wide fusion community to advance fusion science and technology. DIII-D is operated by General Atomics for the Department of Energy. During this tour, you will engage in a presentation on plasma and magnetic field interactions, diagnostics used to measure plasma characteristics and the path being used toward the building of ITER - the largest fusion device ever built. Demonstrations will include plasma, magnetic field producing coils, plasma and magnetic field interactions, a cloud chamber to visualize radioactivity, and more. There will be a walking tour of the facility to see the DIII-D Tokamak and its peripheral equipment, a full scale cross sectional model of the machine, control room, power supply areas, and a set of gyrotrons (microwave generators) that are used to put MWs of power into the plasma. Facilitators will discuss how middle and high school teachers and college professors can weave plasma/fusion concepts into their instruction on topics they are already teaching. Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes and photos are allowed. Due to residual magnetic fields that exist where DIII-D resides, attendees with pacemakers are prohibited from visiting certain parts of the tour.

$45.00

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Two Year College Breakfast

Monday, January 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Two-Year College staff begin their day by networking and sharing ideas that impact the TYC Community.

$40.00

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Undergraduate Meetup

Saturday, January 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - If you would like to informally meet with other undergraduate students from all over to chat about school, professors, science, life, food, … please check out the undergraduate meet up at the AAPT meeting and make some great connections! This is an unstructured meet up near the registration for the Town and Country Hotel. Once you have assembled we recommend that you chose a place to eat dinner and get to know one another, but this is totally up to you.

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Registration Guidelines

  • You will not be allowed to attend the AAPT National meeting unless all registration fees are received in advance.
  • 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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