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Registration Type Early Bird
by 5/28
Advanced
by 6/25
Onsite
6/26 - 7/29
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 $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 $245 $379 $525
Non-member $460 $594 $740
Workshop Cancellation Fee Workshops $25 per workshop $25 per workshop No refunds after July 10 Midnight ET
Cancellation Fee Students 50% of Registration Fee
Other Registrants $75 by May 29, Midnight ET $100 by June 26, Midnight ET $125 from June 27 - July 10 Midnight ET. No refunds after July 10 Midnight ET
Special Events (optional)

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AAPT Fun Run/Walk

Tuesday, July 28 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Come enjoy the 10th Annual AAPT Fun Run! The Fun Run/Walk will wind through the scenic areas of College Park and the University of Maryland. Water and t-shirts will be provided. The route will start and end t the Marriott Hotel on University of Maryland's campus. Specific details about the route will be emailed to all Fun Run/Walk participants.

$20.00

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Early Career Professionals Speed Networking Event

Monday, July 27 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Career development and networking can be time consuming, so AAPT is offering 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

Monday, July 27 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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Fitness Tracker Raffle

July 27 at 10:20 a.m. - The Jawbone Up band is a fancy pedometer that measures your movements and overall activity level by the steps you take. It can calculate the number of calories burned (based on your age, height, and gender), plus it breaks down your daily activity in terms of total active time, longest time you were most active, and, idle time. The device tracks your sleep and reports the quality of your snoozing by time slept and deep versus light sleep. The software lets you search for friends with Up accounts and then invite them to become a member of your team. Once linked, team member performance is listed in a real-time social feed on the home screen. Learn more via https://jawbone.com/Your name will be entered into a drawing for the Jawbone Up Tracker. 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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H.S. Physics Teacher´s Day Luncheon

Monday, July 27 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.

$30.00

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NASA Goddard Visitor Center Tour

Friday, July 24 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. - You will have a guided presentation on Science on a Sphere. This is a mesmerizing visualization system developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which uses computers and video projectors to display animated data on the outside of a suspended, 6-foot diameter, white sphere. Your guide will discuss a range of topics to include planetary science, earth science, the background on NASA Goddard, as well as the James Webb Space Telescope. Questions are highly encouraged, and the presentation is very visitor-driven. You will also go on a facility tour with stops at the James Webb Space Telescope clean room window, one of the largest clean rooms in the world, and the Testing and Integration facility. This facility contains clean rooms for spacecraft integration and special chambers for environmental testing of spacecraft and components. - Leave campus at 12:30 p.m./Arrive back at 3:30 p.m. from the Stamp Student Union Center.

$15.00

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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Tour

A tour of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) laboratory is scheduled for Friday, July 24, 2015 from 10 am - Noon. This is a walking tour, where you will tour NIST and have the pleasure of meeting Bill Phillips. You will also tour the NIST Center Nanoscale Science and Technology with Physicist Vladimir Aksyuk (http://www.nist.gov/cnst/aksyuk.cfm) You will tour the NIST. More details to follow 20 days prior to the tour. NIST follows the State Department's list of State Sponsors of Terrorism to determine who may not have access to NIST. Currently, this includes citizens of Iran, Cuba, Sudan and Syria. State Photo Identification Cards will be required to enter NIST. International attendees will be required to present a passport.

$25.00

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Night At the Museum - College Park Aviation Museum

Tuesday, July 28 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Enjoy an evening of fun and light food at the oldest, continuously operating airport in the world! Soak up history and a sense of innovation at the place where Wilbur Wright taught America’s first military officers how to fly. Enjoy a short tour of the unique aircraft and exhibits at the museum, which tell the story of the airport's many firsts in flight over the last 106 years. The College Park Airport, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, also features a 1919 airmail hangar and Compass Rose on the grounds. Leave 6:15 pm/return 7:45 pm in time for the demo show!

$35.00

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PER Banquet and Conference

July 29-30 - 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. 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 July 22 in order to attend the banquet.

$180.00

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PER Banquet Only

July 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. You do not have to be registered for the Summer Conference to attend the PER banquet, however, you must be registered by July 22. After this date we cannot accept registration for the banquet.

$55.00

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PER Conference - Only

PER Conference - Only (No dinner included)

$155.00

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Physics Fair Play Production

Sunday, July 26 from 6:30 to 8 pm - Physics Fair, is an original science-related musical theater production that is a collaboration between Cornell University and the Kitchen Theatre Company. The play follows Mr. Mundani’s sixth grade class as they turn their humdrum, ordinary middle school upside down by introducing the school’s first ever science fair. After seeing this talented young cast, hearing the catchy songs and watching the astounding physics demonstrations, you may find your life changed too! “Physics Fair” is supported by a grant from the American Physical Society; additional support is provided by CLASSE.

$3.00

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Retired Physicists´ Luncheon

July 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Renew and create alliances by networking and exchanging ideas with our long-served and deserving supporters of AAPT.

$25.00

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Samsung Galaxy Tablet (7 Inch) Raffle

Tuesday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m. Your name will be entered into a drawing for a Android Samsung Galaxy Tablet with 8GB memory and 1.5 GB RAM. 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!

$2.00

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Smart Watch Raffle

July 28 at 3:45 p.m. - You will be entered into a drawing for a Pebble Smart Watch. Pebble is a customizable, waterproof smart watch that conveniently and subtly delivers information that you want directly to your wrist. Pebble connects to your iOS or Android smartphone via Bluetooth and has a rechargeable battery that lasts for 5-7 days per charge. For more information visit https://getpebble.com/pebble.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!

$2.00

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Solo Beats 2.0 Wired On-Ear Headphones Raffle

July 27 at 3:45 p.m. p.m. Your name will be entered into a drawing for a Solo Beats 2.0 Wired On-Ear Headphone. 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!

$2.00

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Spouse/Guest Gathering

Monday, July 27 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Join other spouses and guests of AAPT attendees for light refreshments and conversation.

Free *

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The Physics of Racing

Saturday, July 25 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. - Racing is a powerful tool for teaching basic physics. All AAPT participants in this workshop will travel to Blue Crabs Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland to ride in an autocross. Autocross is competitions against the clock where street cars navigate one at a time through a complex cone laid track at speeds as high as 60 mph (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf0RruCuDa4). It is the perfect environment for gathering data for use in your physics class. Participants will receive a copy of Chuck Edmondson's "Fast Car Physics" from the Johns Hopkins University Press. This will be followed by a classroom session with the author and a discussion of race car driving and track data analysis. There will be free time after class to observe sessions and enjoy a hamburger and hot dog barbecue. No additional charges beyond the workshop registration fee are required for the autocross rides, the book or the meal. Data and a YouTube video link from one of the days runs will be made available to participants.

$95.00

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Two-Year College Breakfast

Tuesday, July 28, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Two Year College staff begin their day by breaking bread and sharing ideas.

$26.00

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Win a Free Night At the Holiday Inn College Park

Tuesday, July 28 at 3:50 p.m. - Are you staying at the Holiday Inn College Park? Enter this raffle for a chance to win a free night at the hotel for a savings of over $135. The drawing will be held during the afternoon break in the Exhibit Hall. There will be multiple drawings. The more tickets you buy, the better your chances will be at winning! You must be present to win!

$2.00
 

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.
  • 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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