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Student Registration Information

***Attention Students*** If you are a new member, please allow 48 hours for your membership to be processed before registering for the AAPT Summer Meeting.


Note: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Students enrolled full-time in an educational institution qualify for student membership and meeting registration at the student rate. Please submit certification of full time status that contains your advisor's signature with your application. If no verification is on file, it will be required at registration. Hide

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We continue to accept registration for the AAPT Summer Meeting in Philadelphia. However, the Topical Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College that occurs prior to the summer meeting is SOLD OUT.

Rates for Registration & Special Events

Registration Type Early Bird
by 6/4
Advanced
by 6/27
Onsite
6/28 - 8/1
Full Registration AAPT Member $350 $474 $673
AAPT Member Retired/Emeritus/Lifetime $255 $415 $587
Non-member $550 $674 $874
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 $225 $359 $505
Non-member $425 $559 $705
Cancellation Fee Students 50% of Registration Fee
Other Registrants $75 by Jun 4, Midnight ET $100 by Jun 27, Midnight ET $125 from Jun 28 - Jul 11 Midnight ET. No refunds after Jul 11 Midnight ET
Special Events (optional)

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"Sizing Up the Universe" Book Signing

Preorder your signed copy of Richard Gott's book, "Sizing Up the Universe" and pick it up at the plenary session on Tuesday. Using scaled maps, object comparisons, and beautiful space photographs, "Sizing Up the Universe" demonstrates the actual size of objects in the cosmos- from Buzz Aldrin's historic footprint to the visible universe and beyond. The authors offer visual comparisons with astonishing precision and maximum reader-friendliness, conveying clear and understandable explanations of unimaginable vastness. Plus, as an unprecedented bonus, their 1.5-million-selling Map of the Universe is published here for the first time ever in a book - presented on an oversize foldout page that maximizes its eye-popping presentation of satellites, planets, stars, and galaxies. Get your autographed copy for $35.

$35.00

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AAPT Fun Run/Walk

Tuesday, July 31 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Join us for the 4th Annual AAPT Fun Run/Walk on the campus of University of Pennsylvania. Water will be provided.

$20.00

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Ben Franklin Performance

Monday, July 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Ben Franklin most represents the common man; in fact, his life rather defined the basic values that we still hold so dear as Americans, to this day. With no more than two years of formal education, he founded a university and a hospital. His work in the field of electricity has defined the basic principles of that science which we still utilize today. As Postmaster-General, founder of the first professional Fire Fighting organization, Fire Insurance company and Public Lending Library in North America, his record for public service is unmatched. At no time did he ever seek to patent or limit the use of his work in any way, wishing only that his inventions would serve to benefit his fellow man to the fullest. Would it not be wonderful to meet this man, to explore his thoughts, share his observations, experience the essence of his being and take a picture with him? Price: Age 16 and over.

$20.00

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Ben Franklin Performance- Child

Monday, July 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Franklin most represents the common man; in fact, his life rather defined the basic values that we still hold so dear as Americans, to this day. With no more than two years of formal education, he founded a university and a hospital. His work in the field of electricity has defined the basic principles of that science which we still utilize today. As Postmaster-General, founder of the first professional Fire Fighting organization, Fire Insurance company and Public Lending Library in North America, his record for public service is unmatched. At no time did he ever seek to patent or limit the use of his work in any way, wishing only that his inventions would serve to benefit his fellow man to the fullest. Would it not be wonderful to meet this man, to explore his thoughts, share his observations, experience the essence of his being and take a picture with him? Price: Age 15 and Under

$8.00

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Early Career Professionals Speed Networking Event

Monday, July 30 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 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.

Free *

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First Timers' Gathering

Monday, July 30 from 7:15 a.m. to 8:20 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 peaks your interest.

Free *

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H.S. Physics Teachers' Day Luncheon

Monday, July 30 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 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.

$25.00

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Mon - Exhibit Hall Kindle Raffle (Bodek Lounge)

Your name will be entered into a drawing for a brand new Kindle Fire (e-book reader). The drawing will be held in the Houston Exhibit Hall on Monday, July 30 at 10:45 a.m. 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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Mon - Exhibit Hall Kindle Raffle (Hall of Flags)

Your name will be entered into a drawing for a brand new Kindle Fire (e-book reader). The drawing will be held in the Hall of Flags Exhibit Hall on Monday, July 30 at 3:15 p.m. 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

August 1-2 - 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 held on the campus of University of Pennsylvania.In order to attend the PERC, you must register for the AAPT meeting either for the Full Meeting or One Day. You must be registered by Sunday, July 27 in order to attend the banquet.

$160.00

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PER Banquet Only

Wednesday, August 1 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. You do not have to be registered for Summer Conference to attend the PER banquet. You must be registered by July 27. After this date we cannot accept registration for the banquet.

$55.00

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Philadelphia Trolley Tour

Tuesday, July 31 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Allow Philadelphia's Premier Tour Company to show you the sights and tell you the tales of a city that forged a nation, cheered for Rocky, invented the first soft pretzel and is home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall! The tour will begin at Houston Hall and ends at the Inn at Penn just in time to catch the AAPT Demo Show.

$20.00

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Retired Physicists' Luncheon

Monday, July 30 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. - Renew and create alliances by networking and exchanging ideas with our long-served and deserving supporters of AAPT.

$45.00

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Spouses/Guests Gathering

Monday, July 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Connect with other spouses and guests of AAPT attendees. Take a tour the historic Wanamaker Building. Founded in 1866, John Wanamaker pioneered the department store concept in Philadelphia, and in 1911 opened the first of its kind. With over 141,000 square feet of the latest trends and nearly 100 years of retailing history, Macy's Center City, located in the famed Wanamaker building, is a must-do destination. A tour of this historic building is sponsored by the Philadelphia Convention and Visitor's Bureau for spouses/guests of AAPT attendees. Come to the Spouses/Guests Gathering to get your ticket for the tour scheduled on Monday, July 30 at 3:30 pm.

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Tue-Exhibit Hall Barnes & Noble NOOK Raffle (Hall of Flags)

Your name will be entered into a drawing for a brand new Barnes & Noble NOOK (e-book reader). The drawing will be held in the Hall of Flags Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, July 31 at 10:45 a.m. 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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Tues-Exhibit Hall Barnes & Noble NOOK Raffle (Bodek Lounge)

Your name will be entered into a drawing for a brand new Barnes & Noble NOOK (e-book reader). The drawing will be held in Houston Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, July 31 at 3:15 p.m. 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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Two Year College Breakfast

Monday, July 30 from 7:15 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. - Two Year College staff begin their day by breaking bread and sharing ideas.

$25.00

Other Registration Fees

Workshop Only - $75 (Non-refundable)

High School Physics Teacher's Day - $75

 

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