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Rates for Registration & Special Events

Registration Type Early Bird
by 12/28
Advanced
by 01/18
Onsite
01/19 - 2/21
Full Registration AAPT Member $381 $509 $714
AAPT Member Retired/Emeritus/Lifetime $283 $448 $627
Non-member $603 $730 $936
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 $252 $390 $541
Non-member $474 $612 $762
Workshop ONLY AAPT Member/Non-Member $85 $85 $85
Workshop Cancellation Fee Workshops $25 per workshop $25 per workshop No refunds after February 1 Midnight ET
Cancellation Fee Students 50% of Registration Fee
Other Registrants $75 by December 28, Midnight ET $100 by January 18, Midnight ET $125 from January 19 - February 1 Midnight ET. No refunds after February 1 Midnight ET
Special Events (optional)

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AAPT Fun Run/Walk

Monday, February 20 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - This family friendly, untimed walk and run will allow you to explore the downtown area of Atlanta. T-shirts and light refreshments will be provided. Details about the route will be emailed to each participant.

$22.00

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Behind the Seas Georgia Aquarium Tour

Sunday, February 19 from 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. - Explore the secrets of the Georgia Aquarium! Get a backstage look at the most popular exhibits from a view that only a Behind the Seas Tour can give you. Get closer to the stars of the Aquarium - the animals - and learn what it takes to keep the world's most magical aquarium running. The behind the scenes tour is one hour and will start at 1 p.m. with free time to explore this beautiful venue on your own.

$48.00

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Early Career Professionals Speed Networking

Sunday, February 19 from Noon to 1:30 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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Fernbank Science Center

Saturday, February 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Fernbank Science Center will present a new planetarium show previewing the expected discovery of dark matter in underground experiments and at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, as well as addressing the discovery of dark matter in astrophysics. This new show, "Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter" features Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton as narrator, with sound effects from an Academy Award winning team at Skywalker Sound, and guidance from Nobel Laureate George Smoot. Fernbank Science Center, an educational facility is an integral part of the DeKalb County School System in Georgia. It provides programs for the science education of local students, pre-K-12. Fernbank has a collection of tektites, an Aeronautics Education Laboratory and an electron microscope lab. The center also has an authentic Apollo spacecraft from the unmanned Apollo 6 Saturn V test flight. Participants can tour the Center during this event. Transportation to this event is on own. The Fernbank Science Center is located close to two different MARTA train stations: Decatur Station and East Lake Station. The Fernbank Science Center is ADA compliant. Reimbursement for transportation to/from this event is available on a first-come first-served basis.

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First Timersˆ Gathering

Sunday, February 19 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 Room Night

Sunday, February 19 from 9:00 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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H.S. Physics Teachers´ Day Luncheon

Sunday, February 19 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.

$42.85

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Jossem/International Reception

Monday, February 20 from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy this elegant reception to welcome international members and help support the E. Leonard Jossem fund.

$30.00

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Meet-up for Members and Supporters of LGBTQ Community

Sunday, February 19 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 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, February 20 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM - Increase awareness and understanding while sharing and celebrating unique perspectives at a local Mexican restaurant within walking distance to the Marriott Marquis. Meet at Alma Cocina, 191 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA. Each guest will pay their own bill.

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Raffle: Fire HD 8 Tablet, Wi-Fi, 16 GB

Monday, February 20 at 3:15 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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Raffle: HALO Bolt Portable Charger and Car Jump Starter

Monday, February 20 at 10:45 a.m. - HALO Bolt Portable Charger and Car Jump Starter with LED Floodlight - The powerful HALO Bolt charger provides the juice when you need it most--not only for your phone, tablet, and other handheld devices, but for your car, too! That's right--at the push of a button this portable charger, small enough to fit your hand, can provide a jump to 12V car batteries with the included jumper cables.

$2.00

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Raffle: JBL Blue Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Sunday, February 19 at 10:15 a.m. - Bask your ears in JBL wireless headphones. Let the large 40mm drivers with PureBass performance envelop your ears, delivering an expansive soundstage with clarity and precision. Bluetooth technology allows wireless connectivity with your smart devices, with single-button access to hands-free, clear calling thanks to JBL echo-cancellation technology.

$2.00

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Raffle: Samsung Gear Fit Smart Watch

Sunday, February 19 at 3:45 p.m. - Receive smartphone notifications and track your workouts with the Samsung Gear Fit Smartwatch. This device has a 1.84" curved touchscreen Super AMOLED display and a 432 x 128 native resolution. The Gear Fit incorporates Bluetooth 4.0 technology for wireless pairing. Once paired, the Gear Fit gives you the ability to view message notifications and reject phone calls without touching your smartphone. A heart rate sensor is also built-in, which helps you monitor your workout intensity.

$2.00

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Retired Physicists Luncheon

Monday, February 20 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.

$28.00

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Rise and Shine Yoga - (Cancelled)

Monday, February 20 from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. - Yoga is designed to improve the health, performance, and mental acuity of individuals interested in improving their level of fitness. This class blends balance, strength, flexibility and power in a fitness format. The class includes yoga mats and water.

$15.00

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Rise and Shine Yoga - (Cancelled)

Tuesday, February 21 from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. - Yoga is designed to improve the health, performance, and mental acuity of individuals interested in improving their level of fitness. This class blends balance, strength, flexibility and power in a fitness format. The class includes yoga mats and water.

$15.00

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Safety, Respect & Inclusion: How To Be Part of the Solution

Sunday, February 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Harassers and bullies have an impact on workplace climate that is out of proportion to their number. This is true, in part, because even those who have a strong personal commitment to diversity and inclusion are at a loss as to how to respond when they experience or witness harassing and bullying behavior. This workshop provides the skills and knowledge needed to “walk the talk” of inclusion on a day-to-day basis. The workshop will use role-playing exercises to practice the skills needed for effectively stopping harassment in the moment, including the ability to set and hold strong (and reasonable) boundaries, without apology, extraneous explanation, or qualification; and the ability to communicate clearly in any situation in which emotions are running high, and there is the potential for escalation of the conflict. Proceeds from this workshop will be donated to My Sister's Place in Washington, D.C. My Sister's Place provides emergency, transitional and permanent shelter to battered women and their children.

$15.00

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Spouse and Guest Gathering

Sunday, February 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Join other spouses and guests of AAPT attendees for light refreshments and conversation. Get ideas on areas to explore in Atlanta. The Atlanta Convention and Visitor's Burea will be availble to answer your questions about the city.

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Two-Year College Breakfast

Monday, February 20 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.

$41.00

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Winter Meeting Dance Party

Saturday, February 18 from 10:00 p.m. to Midnight - Let your hair down and dance the night away, to great music by a live DJ, with physics industry friends and colleagues.

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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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