APS April Meeting 2018

Meeting Services

On-site Services

Coffee Breaks
APS will offer complimentary coffee breaks to attendees.

Information Booth
Feel free to stop by to ask general questions about the meeting facilities or activities. You can also inquire about last minute program changes.

Presenter Services

Speaker Ready Room
Convention Center, A212
Friday, April 13 • 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 14 - Monday, April 16 • 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17 • 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Be sure to visit the Speaker Ready Room to run through your presentation to ensure that it goes smoothly during your session.

APS Booths

Convention Center, Union Station Ballroom Foyer
Saturday-Monday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet APS staff, learn about the latest APS activities and services, shop the store, and pickup fun giveaways.

APS Membership Booth
Ask APS staff questions about membership, journal subscriptions, and other services.

Physical Review Journals Booth
Editors of the Physical Review journals and members of the editorial and marketing staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the Physical Review journal collection.

Contact Congress
Make your voice heard in Washington and help influence the funding levels for basic research by sending a letter to your Congressional delegation. APS staff will follow up each letter with a call or visit to Congressional staff.

APS Programs
APS develops and implements a range of programs that improve physics education, impact policy makers, increase diversity, inform the public, and reach out to physicsists around the world.

APS Souvenir Store
Browse t-shirts, bumper stickers, and more for great gifts to take back to your students and colleagues who were unable to attend the meeting. Pick out something fun for yourself, too!

Getting Around

Greater Columbus Convention Center Address
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Travel Grants
Many APS units and programs offer travel assistance to attend the March Meeting. More Information

John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)

Safety and Security

Code of Conduct
Creating a supportive environment to enable scientific discourse at APS meetings is the responsibility of all participants. View the Policy

Lost & Found
Lost items may be turned into and claimed at the APS Registration Desk.

Americans with Disabilities Act
APS wishes to take any steps required to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently due to the absence of auxiliary aids and services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act. More Information

First Aid
A first aid station will be available at the convention center. Location and hours TBD. In case of an emergency, please contact an APS employee immediately.

First Aid
A first aid station will be available at the convention center. Location and hours TBD. In case of an emergency, please contact an APS employee immediately.

Badge Monitoring
All attendees must register for the meeting and wear their registration badge at all times. Security personnel or staff may check badges before permitting admission to sessions or the exhibit hall. If your badge has been lost, you may receive one replacement badge free of charge at the registration desk. Additional replacements will cost $10 each.

Press Services

Press Registration
Credentialed and professional freelance journalists working on assignment are invited to attend the conference for free. Contact: James Riordon, Head of Public Relations,, (301) 209-3238

Mobile and Internet

Mobile App
The APS Meetings mobile app is the best way to stay connected during the meeting. Download Now

Internet Access
APS provides complimentary wireless service in designated "hot spots."

Network: APS April Meeting
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