49th Annual DAMOP Meeting
May 28 - June 1, 2018 • Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Events & Activities

These events and activities are held in addition to the scientific program sessions.  Events are posted in the order that they occur.

Most DAMOP events will be located at the Sacramento Convention Center. A few events will also be held at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.

DAMOP Special Events

Monday, June 5, 2017
8:55 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Graduate Student Symposium on Quantum Information
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Room 308
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

DAMOP Executive Committee Meeting
Location: Hyatt, Big Sur AB

The DAMOP Executive Committee will meet in a closed session which begins at 2:00 pm. The open session begins at 3:30 pm and ends at 6:00 pm.

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, East Lobby & Terrace
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

DAMOP Business Meeting
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Room 309

All meeting attendees are invited to attend to hear about issues pertaining to DAMOP, including future meetings and unit finances. There will be brief presentations from several AMO-related program managers.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Prize Session
Location: Sheraton Grand, Grand Nave Ballroom
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Companions' Coffee
Location: Hyatt, Tahoe

Companions of attendees of the DAMOP Meeting are invited to a complimentary coffee gathering where they may meet other companions and learn more about the city of Sacramento. Presentations will be made by a representative of the Sacarmento Convention and Visitors Bureau. Information about sites and attractions in and around the city will also be available.
(This event is restricted to companions and families ONLY. Not for meeting attendees.)
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Physical Review A Staff Lunch Meeting (Invitation Only)
Location: Hyatt, Santa Barbara
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. DAMOP Fellowship Committee Luncheon
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Room 301
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. DAMOP Diversity Reception
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Room 304-305

Women, underrepresented minority and LGBT physicists are especially encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Industry Careers in AMO Physics: An Interactive Panel
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Room 308

Representatives from industry will provide information about physics careers for people with AMO backgrounds in private sector environments. Topics will include research opportunities for physicists in industry, strategies for successfully pursuing industrial jobs, and advice on how to thrive in these exciting and challenging work environments. Light refreshments will be served.

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

TAMOC Business Meeting
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Room 309

A meeting for the Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Community. All DAMOP participants are invited to this meeting.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. DAMOP18 Program Committee Luncheon
Location: Hyatt, Carmel AB
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. DAMOP Graduate Thesis Award Committee Luncheon
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Room 301
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Career Skills Workshop: Achieving Your Goals Through Effective Communication
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Room 308

Physics students graduate with a huge array of transferrable skills, which are extremely useful to employers (particularly in the private sector, which is the largest employment base of physicists at all degree levels). However, the key to successfully connecting with these opportunities lies in how well graduates are able to communicate their skills and abilities to potential employers.

The ability to communicate effectively is a key professional skill that serves scientists in many contexts, including interviewing for jobs, applying for grants, or speaking with law and policy makers. In this interactive workshop, Crystal Bailey (Careers Program Manager at APS) and Gregory Mack (Government Relations Specialist at APS) will lead activities to help attendees achieve their goals through better communication. Topics will include writing an effective resume, interviewing for jobs, and communicating to different audiences including Congress, among others.

6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. PRA/PRL Editorial Board Reception (Invitation Only)
Location: Hyatt, Golden State AB
7:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. PRA Dinner & Board Meeting
Location: Hyatt, Carmel AB
7:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. PRL Dinner & Board Meeting
Location: Hyatt, Tahoe
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Public Lecture: The Quantum Engineering Conundrum
Chris Monroe, JQI/University of Maryland
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Room 306-307
Thursday, June 8, 2017
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tutorial for Authors and Referees
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Room 317-318
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Meet the APS Journal Editors
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, East Lobby
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Conference Banquet
Location: Hyatt, Regency Ballroom
Friday, June 9, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hot Topics
Location: 306-307
The speakers at the Hot Topics session will speak on new and exciting research in a spectrum of topics in AMO physics.
12:30 p.m. Conference Ends