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Rates for Registration

Registration Type Early Bird
by 5/10
Advanced
by 6/12
Onsite
6/13 - 7/17
Full Registration AAPT Member $360 $484 $683
AAPT Member Retired/Emeritus/Lifetime $265 $425 $597
Non-member $575 $699 $899
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 $235 $369 $515
Non-member $450 $584 $730
Workshop Cancellation Fee Workshops $25 per workshop $25 per workshop No refunds after July 2 Midnight ET
General Cancellation Fee Students 50% of Registration Fee
Other Registrants $75 by May 2, Midnight ET $100 by June 6, Midnight ET $125 from June 7 - July 2 Midnight ET. No refunds after July 2 Midnight ET
Special Events (optional)

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AAPT Adult Picnic

Tuesday, July 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Take advantage of the lovely summer weather in Portland and join your friends and family for great food and free beer at the AAPT summer picnic. Our sincerest thanks to Vernier Software & Technology for once again sponsoring this exciting event.The picnic will be located in downtown Portland on Main Street, between Southwest Broadway & Park Avenue only two blocks from the conference hotel. Following the picnic at the Portland Center for Performing Arts will be "Physics Center Stage" featuring the Oregon Ballet Theater on the physics of ballet.

$30.00

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AAPT Child Picnic

Tuesday, July 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Take advantage of the lovely summer weather in Portland and join your friends and family for great food and free beer at the AAPT summer picnic. Our sincerest thanks to Vernier Software & Technology for once again sponsoring this exciting event.The picnic will be located in downtown Portland on Main Street, between Southwest Broadway & Park Avenue only two blocks from the conference hotel. Following the picnic at the Portland Center for Performing Arts will be "Physics Center Stage" featuring the Oregon Ballet Theater on the physics of ballet.

$15.00

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AAPT Fun Run/Walk

Tuesday, July 16 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Come enjoy the 6th Annual AAPT Fun Run/Walk along the Willamette River in the heart of Portland. Meet in the Hilton lobby at 6:15 and walk to the Salmon Street Springs water fountain in Tom McCall Waterfront Park, with views of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens. You'll find out why Portland is called Bridgetown, as you run under and over four of Portland's historic bridges. The route includes the Vera Katz Esplanade, one of the longest floating walkways in the world and the USS Blueback, a submarine docked next to OMSI and star of The Hunt for Red October.

$20.00

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Columbia Gorge Tour

Saturday, July 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Depart the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower for the beautiful and scenic Columbia Gorge National Monument east of the city of Portland. Your first stop will be the Crown Vista House, some 700 feet above the mighty Columbia with panoramic views that are breathtaking. Travel down the historic 1915 highway, a memorial to the pioneers and settlers of the Oregon Territory. Pass bountiful waterfalls and forest dells before you reach the fourth highest waterfall in North America - Multnomah Falls at 620 feet high. Walk to the scenic stone bridge and visit the nearby lodge and gift shop before you continue to the first dam on the Columbia River for a visit to the interpretive center and fish ladders where the salmon go upstream to spawn. Lunch is on your own on the shores of this famous river before we cross the Columbia at the Bridge of the Gods to Washington State on the opposite bank. There is a delightful restaurant with great views and your choice of homemade pies! Later you will visit, the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum, which exhibits 40 million years of change in geology and history of the Indian cultures of the area. Your last visit is the famous Pendleton Woolen Mills outlet, famous for their blankets.

$47.00

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Development of Effective Assessment To Inform Instruct

Development of Effective Assessment To Inform Instruction in Undergraduate Physics - This focus discussion group on plans for the development of assessment instruments is designed to assess the effectiveness of instructional methods at the university/college introductory physics course level. We will discuss steps towards the development of assessment instruments that go beyond conceptual inventories in skills assessed and problem format. One example is the possibility of the development of a secure database of PER-informed and other exam problems of different problem formats that could be made available to instructors, including grading rubrics, and with a database of the results. This session is for people interested in working on the development of such instruments as part of a large project, who are willing to invest time, apply for grants, and whose institutions would be willing to test such instruments.

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Early Career Professionals Speed Networking Event

Monday, July 15 from Noon to 1:30 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. If you have business cards, don't forget to bring them.

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First Timers´ Gathering

Monday, July 15 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 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.

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H.S. Physics Teachers´ Day Luncheon

Monday, July 15 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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International Attendee Luncheon

Monday, July 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. AAPT members have seen the equipment, followed the company, as it emerged as an International Supplier of Physics Equipment, but at this meeting, International members and International Committee members, as well as Friends of the Committee can experience this unique opportunity of a tour and lunch at the headquarters of Vernier Software & Technology. You will engage and socialize with other International attendees about the latest trends in physics education. The tour by David Vernier will include, visiting the Vernier museum of "antique" computers and physics equipment and a ride on a Segway (optional). Space is limited.Location: Vernier Software and Technology, 13979 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR.Transportation - The fare is $2.50 for a 2-hour ticket ($1 for people over 65) on the TRIMET Max Light Rail and about $5 round trip. The trip is approximately 30 minutes to get to Vernier from downtown Portland, OR.

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Melba Newell Phillips Medal Fundraiser

Saturday, July 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join us for an elegant reception in honor of the life and legacy of Melba Newell Phillips. Melba Phillips was the first female president of AAPT. Robert Oppenheimer's first student to receive a degree in theoretical physics, she researched radar countermeasures during WWII. Her service to AAPT was long and varied, including a stint as Acting Executive Officer of AAPT from 1975-77 and was a founder of the PER community within AAPT. The net proceeds from this event will help to endow the Melba Newell Phillips Medal established in her honor to recognize creative leadership and dedicated service to AAPT. A portion of the dinner cost is tax deductible.

$180.00

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Monday - Kindle Drawing

Monday, July 15 at 10:15 a.m. - Your name will be entered into a drawing for a brand new Kindle (e-book reader). The drawing will be held during the morning break in the Exhibit Hall on Monday, July 15. 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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Monday AM - World´s Tallest Barometer I

Monday, July 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Guided Tour and Demo: The Portland State University Tall Barometer and Demonstration Tour examines the barometer from the reservoir to the top vacuum cap. A demonstration of the earth's atmosphere pushing the working fluid up 12m (40') will be shown. Feel free to take a self-guided tour between 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Located at Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science Atrium, 1930 SW 4th Avenue, Portland; lower level to 2nd floor. Photos allowed.

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Monday Gift Card Drawing

Monday, July 15 at 3:45 p.m. - Your name will be entered into a drawing for a $75 Gift Card. The drawing will be held in the Exhibit Hall during the afternoon break on Monday, July 15. 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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Monday PM - World´s Tallest Barometer II

Monday, July 15 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Guided Tour: The Portland State University Tall Barometer and Demonstration Tour examines the barometer from the reservoir to the top vacuum cap. A demonstration of the earth's atmosphere pushing the working fluid up 12m (40') will be shown. Feel free to take a self-guided tour between 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Located at Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science Atrium, 1930 SW 4th Avenue, Portland; lower level to 2nd floor. Photos allowed.

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PER Banquet and Conference

July 17-18 - 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. Conference begins Thursday - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. This event will be at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower.In order to attend the PERC, you must register for the AAPT meeting either for the Full Meeting or One Day. Banquet and Conference will be held at Hilton Portland and Executive Tower.You must be registered by Sunday, July 14 in order to attend the banquet.

$180.00

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PER Banquet Only

Wednesday, July 17 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. You do not have to be registered for Summer Conference to attend the PER banquet. You must be registered by July 14. After this date we cannot accept registration for the banquet. Banquet will be held at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower.

$55.00

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Portland Walking Tour

Wednesday, July 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. On this tour of downtown Portland, voted one of America's most livable cities, your guide will share stories, anecdotes and surprises for you, as you make your way down Broadway, named after the famous New York street, and for the same reason-theaters! Arrive at Pioneer Square known as Portland's living room, where people meet their friends or enjoy a celebration. View the art as you walk through the financial district towards historic Old Town and next door Chinatown, once second only to San Francisco. The city budget has dedicated one percent per year to art in all forms from interesting statues to cartoons on buildings! While you are here, there is a stop at Voo Doo donuts - this is a treat you will not want to miss! Continue down the waterfront watching the river traffic, pass the smallest park in the world which is made for Leprechauns, and walk to the famous Portlandia, largest copper statue in the U.S. after the Statue of Liberty. You will depart from the lobby of the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower.

$15.00

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Retired Physicists´ Luncheon

Monday, July 15 from Noon to 1:30 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: Big Pink Sight Seeing Tour

Monday, July 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This is NOT your typical sightseeing tour...guests on board the "Hop On/Hop Off" BIG PINK SIGHTSEEING tour are not only entertained by the amazing tour guides; but the BIG PINK bus also supports Breast Cancer research worldwide!! For every guest, a contribution to the Breast Cancer Foundation is made on behalf of the operator of the tour. This one and a half hour circuit will include stops at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Washington Park, Oregon Zoo, the Pearl District, Chinatown, the Rose Garden, OMSI and more! You will walk or take a cab to Nordstrom Department Store on Broadway to get on the trolley and begin the tour

$29.00

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Tuesday - Gift Card Drawing

Tuesday, July 16 at 10:15 a.m. Your name will be entered into a drawing for a $75 Gift Card. The drawing will be held in the Exhibit Hall during the morning break on Tuesday, July 16. 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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Tuesday AM - World´s Tallest Barometer III

Tuesday, July 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Guided Tour: The Portland State University Tall Barometer and Demonstration Tour examines the barometer from the reservoir to the top vacuum cap. A demonstration of the earth's atmosphere pushing the working fluid up 12m (40') will be shown. Feel free to take a self-guided tour between 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Located at Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science Atrium, 1930 SW 4th Avenue, Portland; lower level to 2nd floor. Photos allowed.

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Tuesday Kindle Drawing

Tuesday, July 16 at 3:45 p.m. Your name will be entered into a drawing for a brand new Kindle (e-book reader). The drawing will be held during the afternoon break in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, July 16. 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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Tuesday PM - World´s Tallest Barometer IV

Tuesday, July 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guided Tour: The Portland State University Tall Barometer and Demonstration Tour examines the barometer from the reservoir to the top vacuum cap. A demonstration of the earth's atmosphere pushing the working fluid up 12m (40') will be shown. Feel free to take a self-guided tour between 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Located at Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science Atrium, 1930 SW 4th Avenue, Portland; lower level to 2nd floor. Photos allowed.

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TYC - Leadership Institute

Friday, July 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The TYC Leadership Institute will provide an opportunity for two-year college physics faculty to develop leadership skills particularly aimed at issues specific to their institutions. Specific leadership skills to be developed include: effective communication, work-life balance, finding leadership strengths, understanding the national context for science education, framing challenges, leading curricular change, valuing diversity. Location: Vernier Software and Technology, 13979 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.Transportation - The fare is $2.50 for a 2-hour ticket ($1 for people over 65) on the TRIMET Max Light Rail and about $5 for round trip. The trip is approximately 30 minutes to get to Vernier from downtown Portland, OR.You do "not" need to register for the Summer Meeting in order to attend this Institute. If you would like to attend this event only, please call AAPT Programs & Conferences Department at 301-209-3340 to register.

$50.00

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TYC Tandem Mtg - Trailblazers of Undergraduate Physics Educ.

Saturday, July 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Trailblazers of Undergraduate Physics Education - The TYC Tandem Meeting will be a full day of workshops, presentations, and discussions focused on the needs of the two-year college physics teaching community. We will address issues related to classroom innovations, community building, and the demands of the two-year college environment. Presenters will share sample lessons, lab/demonstration ideas, and instructional technology knowhow. Friends and faculty of two-year colleges are invited to spend a day in discussion of issues of importance to two-year college physics teachers. Location: Vernier Software and Technology, 13979 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR.Transportation - The fare is $2.50 for a 2-hour ticket ($1 for people over 65) on the TRIMET Max Light Rail and about $5 for round trip. The trip is approximately 30 minutes to get to Vernier from downtown Portland, OR.You do "not" need to register for the Summer Meeting in order to attend this Institute. If you would like to attend this event only, please call AAPT Programs & Conferences Department at 301-209-3340 to register.

$25.00

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Wednesday AM - World´s Tallest Barometer V

Wednesday, July 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Guided Tour: The Portland State University Tall Barometer and Demonstration Tour examines the barometer from the reservoir to the top vacuum cap. A demonstration of the earth's atmosphere pushing the working fluid up 12m (40') will be shown. Feel free to take a self-guided tour between 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Located at Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science Atrium, 1930 SW 4th Avenue, Portland; lower level to 2nd floor. Photos allowed.

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Wednesday PM - World´s Tallest Barometer VI

Wednesday, July 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guided Tour: The Portland State University Tall Barometer and Demonstration Tour examines the barometer from the reservoir to the top vacuum cap. A demonstration of the earth's atmosphere pushing the working fluid up 12m (40') will be shown. Feel free to take a self-guided tour between 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Located at Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science Atrium, 1930 SW 4th Avenue, Portland; lower level to 2nd floor. Photos allowed.

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Other Registration Fees

  • Workshop Only Registration Fee: $75

Refer-A-Friend Contest Rules

The Refer-A-Friend contest runs from April 2 – June 6, 2013. In order to receive an entry, your referral must forward their confirmation email showing full conference registration, at the member or nonmember rate, to programs@aapt.org along with your name within the body of the email.  Additionally, if registering via telephone, the referral must provide your full name at the time of registration.  AAPT employees, sponsors, and exhibitors are not eligible for this promotion.  The winner will be notified by email by June 15, 2013

Registration Guidelines

  • You will not be allowed to attend the AAPT National meeting unless all registration fees are received in advance. If you have a balance due upon arrival you will be required to pay the full balance before you are allowed to attend the meeting.
  • 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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