AAPT Summer Meeting 2024




Registration is now open. Click here to get started.

Join your colleagues at the 2024 AAPT Summer Meeting in Boston, MA!  Surround yourself with Physics Educators from around the globe and develop and strengthen professional connections. Hear from internationally known plenary speakers, attend sessions, workshops and, special activities designed with you in mind. Don't miss this opportunity to share your expertise and learn from and network with leaders in the field.

The summer meeting will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront Seaport District ideally located along the Waterfront. A vibrant neighborhood in an iconic city, the Seaport District offers rich history, world-famous attractions, and hidden gems for those who want to take the path less traveled. We are close to family-friendly fun at Boston Children's Museum, stunning exhibits at the Institute of Contemporary Art, and much more. 

The nearest airport is Boston Logan International Airport, approximately 2 miles from Westin Boston.

Stay tuned for more details. Preliminary information is provided below with further updates on the way!

AAPT: July 6-10
PERC: July 10-11
PhysTEC: July 6-10

Hotel: The Summer Meeting will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront Seaport District.

  • Room rate: $179
    The hotel's room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 14.95%) in effect at the time of checkout.
  • Reservations: Click here to reserve your room in Boston! The last day to book a room is June 14, 2024.

Airport: The nearest airport is Boston Logan International Airport, approximately 2 miles from Westin Boston.


Code of Conduct and Special Needs

What if I have a disability or special need?
If you have a disability or special need that could affect your participation during the summer meeting, please contact programs@aapt.org to discuss your concerns as soon as possible but before Friday, May 31, 2024.

Does AAPT have a Code of Conduct for the Summer Meeting?                           Please click here  to read AAPTs Code of Conduct.


What are the dates of the Summer Meeting?
The meeting will take place July 6-10, 2024

Where will the Summer Meeting take place?
The meeting will take place at the Westin Boston Waterfront Seaport District.

What is the main hotel?
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Westin Boston Waterfront Seaport District.  Secure your accommodations at the Westin to network, and helps AAPT negotiate the best deals on your behalf.  

What is the hotel cut-off date?
The last day to book a room is Friday, June 14, 2024.  We suggest that you book your room early, since the hotel can sell out before the cut-off date. 


Will there be a registration fee for the Summer Meeting?
There will be a registration fee for the Summer Meeting. Click here  for rates.

Is AAPT membership required to attend the Summer Meeting?
AAPT membership is not required to attend the Summer Meeting, however, the registration rate is lower for AAPT members.

How long will my membership or renewal take to process?
A new membership or membership renewal will take 48 hours to process before the member rate will be available. 

Do I need tickets to attend events or sessions?
Your 2024 AAPT Summer Meeting badge grants access to all sessions and the exhibit hall. To participate in workshops and select special events, you'll need to obtain additional tickets alongside your registration.


What is the attire for the meeting?
Casual attire is recommended. Comfortable shoes and a sweater or jacket are also recommended.

Will I be photographed or videotaped?
AAPT takes photos and videos at this meeting.  By registering, you give AAPT permission to use any photos or video taken at the conference in which you appear. 


Will workshops take place during the meeting?
Workshops will be held July 6-10. There is an additional cost to register for workshops. Some workshops will be held offsite while the majority will be held at the Weston Boston Waterfront Seaport District.  


How will I know if my abstract has been accepted?
All abstracts will be accepted. 

Are speakers required to register to be eligible to present?
All contributed talks, posters presenters and invited member speakers, including recently lapsed members (within the last five years) are required to register for the meeting in order to present. 

How do I cancel my abstract?
If you are not able to present at the meeting and need to cancel your abstract for urgent reasons, please e-mail programs@aapt.org.




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