We are excited to have you join us virtually for the APS National Mentoring Community Conference 2021, held in partnership with the National Society for Black Physicists and the National Society for Hispanic Physicists.

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Important Deadlines

  • November 2, 2020: Registration & poster abstracts open
  • January 6, 2021: Last day to cancel for a registration refund (registration refunds must be requested in writing and received before this date. No refunds will be processed after this date.)
  • January 21, 2021: Abstracts close
  • February 8, 2021: Registration closes

Registration Fees

NMC Mentee: $10

Non-NMC Students: $15

NMC Mentor, Postdoc, NSBP/NSHP Member: $45

Non-Members: $100

Registration fees include pre-conference events and conference materials. For more information, see the schedule.

Student-Run Community Building Sessions

This year, the NMC Program Committee is leaving open slots for student-organized community building sessions. These could be things like a Virtual Game Night, a Hobby Chat, a Murder Mystery, or any other topic that you think will be beneficial for conference-goers. Students will get support from the committee in organizing this.

If you are a student, we encourage you to sign up for this when registering for the conference. If you are a mentor, faculty member, or professional, we urge you to encourage students in your networks to sign up to do this when registering for the conference. Note: The question to sign up for this will only show up on student registration.


Cancellations must be received in writing by February 5, 2021. Please email NMC at

Photo Release

APS may take photographs and video at the NMC Conference. By registering for the NMC Conference and its associated events, you agree to allow APS to use your photo and/or video footage of you in APS related publications, materials, websites, or promotions.

Code of Conduct

All APS NMC Conference participants are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct for APS Meetings.

The American Physical Society National Mentoring Community (NMC) is an effort by APS to increase the number of physics degrees earned by underrepresented minority students, defined by the project as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Indigenous Peoples.