2023 Physics Department Chairs Conference

June 12-14, 2023
American Center for Physics, College Park, MD

The American Physical Society and American Association of Physics Teachers invite you to attend the Physics Department Chairs Conference 2023, being held on June 12-14, 2023.

Designed by chairs, for chairs, the program will feature extended discussions and additional opportunities for networking on the topics you prioritize.

Funds are available to cover travel and registration fees for participants from minority-serving institutions. Email the Chairs Conference team for details.

Registration is open through Friday, May 5.

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

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Preliminary Schedule

Monday, June 12

  • 9:00-11:00 a.m.: New Chairs Workshop (optional)
  • 1:00-6:00 p.m.: Conference

Tuesday, June 13

  • 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.: Conference
  • 6:00-9:00 p.m.: Congressional Visits Day Briefing (optional)

Wednesday, June 14

  • 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Conference
  • 12:00-5:00 p.m.: Congressional Visits Day (optional)
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Congressional Visits Day Debriefing (optional)

About Congressional Visits Day

Congressional Visits Day (CVD) is part of APS’s Annual Physics Department Chairs Conference, bringing APS members to Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of the physics community. Meetings with constituents are one of the most effective ways to influence policymakers, and for years, APS members have been incredible advocates for physics with Congress.

Each APS member who attends the Department Chairs CVD participates in an extensive training and preparation process, learning APS’s policy priorities so that they can speak confidently to their elected officials and Congressional staff.

In recent years, we’ve seen the issues our advocates advance during APS’s CVDs result in pieces of legislation being introduced or passed. This is rare in advocacy and a testament to the dedication and skill of our member advocates.

Learn more about 2023 policy priorities