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Registration

AAPT will be upgrading our registration portal in early June, therefore we have extended the early-bird registration deadline to June 12. You can always register for the meeting by returning a hard copy registration form by fax or email while the system is in transition.


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Rates for Registration & Special Events

Registration Type Early Bird
by 06/30

Onsite
07/01 - 7/26
Full Registration AAPT Member $385 $708
AAPT Member Retired/Emeritus/Lifetime $290 $622
Non-member $600 $924
AAPT Undergraduate/Graduate Student Member $45 $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 $540
Non-member $475 $755
Workshop ONLY AAPT Member/Non-Member $85 $85
Workshop Cancellation Fee Workshops $25 per workshop No refunds after July 6 Midnight ET
Cancellation Fee Students 50% of Registration Fee
Other Registrants $75 by May 31, Midnight ET $125 from June 23 - July 6 Midnight ET. No refunds after July 6 Midnight ET
Special Events (optional)

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A Night on the Ohio River on the River Queen Riverboat

Tuesday, July 25 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Join your colleague’s and friends for an evening aboard the River Queen Riverboat. The River Queen exudes romantic riverboat-era charm. Take in the Cincinnati skyline, enjoy a fantastic meal and watch the river go by. Your meal will include: Passed hors d' oeuvres, hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, grilled chicken, BBQ pulled pork, Cincinnati style chili, potato salad, mac & cheese, baked beans and cole slaw. A cash bar will also be available. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Covington Landing (behind the Embassy Suites) and the boat returns at 7:45 pm in time for the demo show. The first floor of the Riverboat has ADA access.

$47.00

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AAPT Fun Run/Walk

Tuesday, July 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 AM - Get up and get going! Lace up your shoes and enjoy the fresh air with your colleagues. Water and t-shirts will be provided. Specific details about the route will be emailed to all Fun Run/Walk participants.

$30.00

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Cincinnati Reds Stadium Tour

Saturday July 22 at 1:30 p.m. - Sit in a Major League dugout, walk on the warning track directly behind home plate and visit the expansive Great American Ball Park Press Box. Tour also includes the ballpark's unique Club spaces including the Diamond Club, FSOhio Champions Club and the Riverfront Club. Throughout the guided tour, tour guides share a wealth of information on ballpark and the history of the Reds. Each tour ticket also includes admission to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, the largest team Hall of Fame in all of baseball. Transportation to the stadium is on own.

$22.00

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Early Career Professionals Speed Networking

Monday, July 24 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM - 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.

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Effects of the Sun: Solar Planetarium Show

Saturday, July 22, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Come to Northern Kentucky University's Haile Planetarium to watch two full dome shows about the effects from the sun: "Experience the Aurora" goes into beautiful effects, and "Sunstruck" talks about some of the more damaging effects. There will also be a tour of the night sky. Round trip transportation is provided and buses will depart from the Northern Kentucky Convention Center at 6:30 pm.

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Evening Tour of the Cincinnati Observatory

July 23, 2017 from 10:15 to 11:30 PM - A guided stargaze through the oldest telescope in the United States • a 16-foot long wood and brass refractor first used in 1845 (weather permitting). Observe a variety of objects including Jupiter and Saturn. If cloudy, you'll be escorted on a historical tour of the observatory where you’ll see not only how the old telescope works but also the “new” one • a 22-foot long metal refractor made in 1904. You'll also learn about the role that Cincinnati has played in the growth of astronomy in the United States. Limited space is available and deadline to register for this event is July 1.ADA access is very limited. Call 301-209-3340 with ADA needs prior to registering.

$25.00

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First Timers´ Gathering

Monday, July 24 from 7:00 to 8:30 AM - 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 program for a committee meeting that piques your interest.

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Game Room Night

Monday, July 24 from 9:00 PM 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 Luncheon

Monday, July 24 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM - 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.

$40.00

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Meet-up for Members and Supporters of LGBTQ Community

Monday, July 24 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM - 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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Monday AM Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones Raffle

Monday, July 24 at 10:20 a.m. - Let your music loose with the powerful, clear sound of EXTRA BASS and freedom of Bluetooth connectivity that lets you cut the cord, while pumping it up in style. Never miss a beat with 30mm drivers engineered for today's bass-heavy tracks and up to 30 hours of battery life. Even take hands-free calls. They're ready to hit the streets with bass that hits.

$2.00

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Monday PM Amazon Echo Dot Raffle

Monday, July 24 at 3:50 p.m. Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device with a small built-in speaker—it can also connect to your speakers or headphones over Bluetooth or through a 3.5 mm audio cable to deliver stereo sound to the speakers you choose. Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly.Echo Dot can hear you from across the room, even while music is playing. When you want to use Echo Dot, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Dot responds instantly. If you have more than one Echo or Echo Dot, Alexa responds intelligently from the Echo you're closest to with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception).

$2.00

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PER Conference & Reception

July 26-27 - 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. The PERC poster reception is included. For the best registration rate for the AAPT Summer Meeting, you are encouraged to register by the Early Bird Deadline of May 31, 2017.

$155.00

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PERC Poster Reception Only

Wednesday, July 26 from 8:00 to 10:00 PM - This option is for those attending the PERC Poster Reception Only. You must register for the reception by July 12.

$30.00

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Pub Crawl

July 25 from 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati RiverCenter Hotel at 9:30 p.m.

$5.00

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Retired Physicists Luncheon

Wednesday, July 26 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM - Renew and create alliances by networking and exchanging ideas with our long-served and deserving supporters of AAPT. Lunch will be held in the Marriott RiverCenter in the 10 West Resturant.

$23.00

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Spouse/Guest Gathering

Monday, July 24 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM - Join other spouses and guests of AAPT attendees for light refreshments and conversation.

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Tuesday AM $100 AMEX Card Raffle

Tuesday, July 25 at 10:20 a.m. - Enter a to win a $100 American Express Gift Card. Raffle will take place in the exhibit hall. Must be present to win.

$2.00

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Tuesday PM Amazon Kindle Fire

Tuesday July 25 at 3:50 p.m - All-New Fire HD 8, now with up to 12 hours of battery life, 2X the storage, and 50% more RAM for faster performance - made for all day entertainment. Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle e-books, apps and games.

$2.00

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Two Year College Breakfast

Tuesday, July 25 from 7:00 to 8:30 AM - Two Year College staff begin their day by breaking bread and sharing ideas.

$35.00
 

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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