AAPT Winter Meeting 2019 in Houston, TX


Member Registration Discounts and Join/Renew AAPT Membership

Thinking of joining AAPT: This is a great opportunity to join and take advantage of the Member Discounts for registration. Please complete the membership portion of the transaction, along with payment. Once you have renewed or created a membership record, you will need to log out and wait at least 48 hours to allow your membership status to change. Then, use the Register Now button to register for the meeting.
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Rates for Registration & Special Events

Registration Type Early Bird
by 11/14
by 12/20
12/21 - 1/15
Full Registration AAPT Member $390 $520 $720
AAPT Member Retired/Emeritus/Lifetime $290 $455 $635
Non-member $615 $745 $950
AAPT Undergraduate/Graduate Student Member $45 $55 $75
Child Registration (16 yrs/under) Complimentary
Spouse/Guest $40
High School Student Complimentary
One-Day AAPT Member $260 $395 $550
Non-member $485 $625 $775
Workshop ONLY AAPT Member/Non-Member $85 $85 $85
Workshop Cancellation Fee Workshops $25 per workshop $25 per workshop No refunds after December 20, Midnight ET
Cancellation Fee Students 50% of Registration Fee
Other Registrants $75 by November 1, Midnight ET $100 by December 19, Midnight ET $125 from December 21 - January 4 Midnight ET. No refunds after January 4, Midnight ET
Special Events (optional)



Early Career Professionals Speed Networking

Free *

First Timers Gathering

Free *

Game Night

Free *

K-12 Teachers Day Luncheon


Meet-up for Members and Supporters of LGBTQ Community

Free *

Multi-Cultural Luncheon

January 14 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM. Registrants will gather at the Peli Peli restaurant in the Galleria Mall and enjoy South African cuisine. Registrants will be responsible for their own food and drinks.

Free *

Raffle: 4K Ultra HD Sports Action Camera

Sunday, January 13 at 10:15 AM - The Camera has the versatility to capture in crystal clear 4K, 2K, 1080P or 720P HD. Capture your action shots in crisp 12MP quality and at an ultra-wide angle of 170° as single shots or cluster shots, in real time or with an automatic timer. Capture your still photos and action shots in 12MP quality! You can take photos as single or cluster shots, take them in real time or set an automatic timer from 2s to 60s automatically at your chosen interval. Take your Action Camera with you whether in the pool, the lake or even the ocean. Imagine capturing the vibrant colours and stunning views of exotic wildlife in 4K Ultra HD while snorkeling or scuba diving.  Raffle will take place in the AAPT exhibit hall. Must be present to win.


Raffle: Amazon Echo Spot

Monday, January 14 at 10:15 AM - . Echo Spot brings you everything you love about Alexa, in a stylish and compact design that can show you things. Just ask to see the weather, get the news with a video flash briefing, set an alarm, see lyrics with Amazon Music, see your calendar, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. Personalize your Spot with a collection of clock faces to suit your style or set a photo background from Prime Photos. Plus, make calls to friends and family or make video calls to anyone with an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. With tens of thousands of skills, Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features. Just ask Alexa to control your TV, request an Uber, order a pizza, and more. Raffle will take place in the AAPT exhibit hall. Must be present to win.


Raffle: Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope

Monday, January 14 at 3:40 PM - The power seeker 70eq telescope is a Great way to open up the Wonders of the universe to the aspiring astronomer! it is designed to give the first-time buyer a Great combination of quality, value, features, and power. Set up is quick and easy with no tools necessary. View the stars with slow motion controls for smooth tracking. Erect image optics are excellent for terrestrial and astronomical use. Fully coated glass optical components are covered with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity while the 3x Barlow lens triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece. An accessory tray is provided for easy storage of your accessories.  Raffle will take place in the AAPT exhibit hall. Must be present to win.


Raffle: Holy Stone HS110D FPV RC Drone With 720P HD Camera

Sunday, January 13 at 3:40 PM - FOV 120° 720P HD FPV CAMERA: This high-quality camera captures memorable moments. See the world through the eyes of a bird on your phone. ALTITUDE HOLD: It allows the rc quacopter to suspend in mid-air even with your hands off the joystick, for hands-free hovering. Easy, stable flight experience makes this a perfect drone for beginners, kids, starters, newbies, etc. HEADLESS MODE: Orientation of the drone is in relation to the pilot, easier to control and fly back when the drone is out of sight, you’ll have total control for a straightforward flying experience. Raffle will take place in the AAPT exhibit hall. Must be present to win.


Retired Physicist Luncheon

January 14 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM - Join your colleagues for lunch and conversation at the Daily Grill Restaurant (located next to the Westin Galleria).


Spouse Gathering

Free *

Tour of MD Anderson Cancer Center

Take a tour with Chief of Clinical Physics, Dr. Michael Gillin of the Proton Therapy Center, one of the most technologically advanced cancer treatment centers.  You will see the proton treatment gantries, the clinics, the dosimetry treatment planning area, simulation area and the new photon therapy Truebeam machine.  You will also tour the MD Anderson’s Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging (CABI). You are responsible for transportation.

Free *



Undergraduate Meetup

Free *

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