APS March Meeting 2018

Meeting Services

On-site Services

Registration Desk

JW Marriott, Third Floor
Saturday, March 3 • 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 4 • 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, March 5 • 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

LACC, West Lobby
Sunday, March 4 • 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, March 5 • 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6 • 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7 • 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 8 • 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, March 9 • 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Program Changes Board

Last minute program changes are displayed on the Program Changes Board, located near the APS Village. If you’re chairing a session, pleases stop by to check if there are any late changes to your session. You can also email changes to

Parents' Quiet Room
Monday, March 5 - Thursday, March 8
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 9
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
LACC, Room 401

APS has designated a room for quiet time and relaxation available to parents who bring young children to the meeting. It is not a playroom. The room is fitted with comfortable furniture and water. Nursing facilities are available in the First Aid Station located outside Petree Hall.

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.

Food Service

Concession stands are available throughout the convention center, including the Galaxy Court, located in the West Lobby and the Compass Cafe in the South Hall. Concessions will also be available Tuesday through Thursday of in West Hall A.


For your convenience, several ATMs are located throughout the convention center.

Coffee Breaks
Monday, March 5 - Friday, March 9
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

APS is pleased to offer a complimentary coffee break to attendees. Coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and hot tea will be available in several locations near the meeting rooms on throughout the convention center, and near the APS Village.

Presenter Services

Speaker Ready Room
Sunday, March 4
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, March 5 - Wednesday, March 7

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 8
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, March 9
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
LACC, West Lobby

Be sure to visit the Speaker Ready Room to run through your presentation to ensure that it goes smoothly during your session.


All rooms will be equipped with an LCD projector, screen, lavaliere microphone, and pointer. If you require additional equipment, it can be rented through the official APS AV vendor, Freeman AV. 

NOTE: The cost of additional equipment must be covered by the speaker. You are not allowed to bring/use your own projectors at the meeting.

Audiovisual Policies

APS Village

Monday, March 5 - Thursday, March 8 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 9 • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Meet APS staff, learn about the latest APS activities and services, shop the store, and get 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 in the APS Village and in the exhibit hall to answer any questions about the Physical Review journal collection.

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.

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.

Getting Around

Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)
1201 S Figueroa Street
Floor Plans:
Level One: West Hall, South Hall
Level Two: West Hall, South Hall

JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles (Headquarter Hotel)
900 West Olympic Boulevard

Shuttle Buses
APS provides complimentary bus service between the hotels listed here and the convention center. Service begins on Sunday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. and continues until the end of the meeting on Friday, March 9.

  • Westin Bonaventure Hotel
  • InterContinenal Los Angeles
  • Freehand Los Angeles
  • O Hotel
  • Sheraton Grand Los Angeles
  • The Standard

View Schedule


Airport Shuttle Bus: Los Angeles Convention Center to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Attendees can purchase airport shuttle tickets for $10 at the registration desk. Schedule and departure locations are available at the meeting information desk, registration desk, and in the mobile app.

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 in to 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.

Gender-Neutral Bathroom
In an effort to make the meeting all-inclusive, a gender-neutral bathroom will be available in the convention center.

LACC, Level One near South Hall G
LACC, Level Two near Room 510

Badge Monitoring
All attendees must register for the meeting and wear their registration badge at all times beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Monday morning. 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

Press Room
Monday, March 5 - Thursday, March 8
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 9
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

A dedicated and staffed press room for registered journalists will operate throughout the meeting. Phones, computers, printers, free wireless Internet, and complimentary food service will be available.

Connect. Discover. Share.

Mobile App

Mobile App

The Meetings@APS mobile app allows attendees to view an APS meeting bulletin on any iOS or Android mobile device. If you have previously downloaded an APS Meetings app, please check to make sure the app is "Meetings@APS" by Bravura Technologies.

It is important that you get on your mobile device before you click on the links to download the app.

Download Mobile App for iOS


Download Mobile App for Android

Google Play

Once you have downloaded the app, start the app and select the appropriate bulletin from the "Show List". Once selected, the Meetings@APS app will download the entire bulletin into your mobile device. You can browse the sessions, search authors, and get important information about the meeting.


APS TV uses video as a platform to engage people in important issues within physics. APS TV will be on screens around the venue, in selected delegate hotels on dedicated TV channels, and available online and on social media platforms.

Partnering again with international film and broadcasting company WebsEdge, APS TV will produce a new daily episode during the meeting featuring conference news and in-depth reports.

Leading up to the meeting, WebsEdge will be reaching out to organizations to discuss the opportunity of producing a film about their work, to be included in the APS TV program.

Only a limited number of organizations will be able to feature in APS TV. If you are interested in learning more about the in-depth reports, please contact: Sally Nelson at

Charging Stations
APS will offer complimentary, secure charging stations for your mobile devices. Look for them throughout the convention center.

Internet Access
APS sponsors free wi-fi service in designated “hot spots” and the exhibit hall. Wi-fi service is not available in meeting rooms.
SSID: APS March Meeting
Password: apsmarch

Social Media
Keep up with the action, connect with meeting attendees, and join the conversation on Twitter.
Follow @APSMeetings and #apsmarch