2018 Department Chairs Conference

June 7 - 9, 2018
American Center for Physics
College Park, Maryland

The Department Chairs Conference is designed by chairs, for chairs. The program will feature topics of significant interest to chairs, including:

  • Strategies for increasing physics majors
  • Managing faculty effectively
  • Tying the curriculum to physics careers
  • Promoting diversity and inclusion
  • And more

There will be a number of opportunities for networking and discussion, including receptions and breakout sessions by institution type.

In addition, there will be a Congressional Visit Day (CVD) prior to the start of the conference. The APS Office of Public Affairs (OPA) facilitates communication between physicists and Congress through CVDs. The APS OPA will assist CVD participants with setting up a meeting with their representative or senator and will provide supporting material on scientific issues of concern.

Sponsored by the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers.