60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Co-Located with the 71st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference
November 5-9, 2018 • Portland, Oregon

Special Events

Caregiver/Children's Room
Oregon Convention Center, Room TBA
Monday, November 5 to Thursday, November 8, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 9, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

A caregiver/children's room will be available for parents and caregivers to use at no cost to attendees. The room is intended for parents or caregivers who have brought infants or young children to the annual meeting. The room will be furnished with comfortable furniture and with a limited amount of toys, natural organic snacks, and beverages for young children.

Companions’ Breakfast
Monday, November 5
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location TBA
Note: Breakfast is only for DPP companions and their children.

Join other companions who are attending the annual meeting for a DPP-sponsored complimentary breakfast at the Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel. Join other companions and reacquaint with friends from past DPP meetings. A representative from Portland will attend the breakfast and share tour and site information while visiting the city.

GEC Welcome Reception
Monday, November 5
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Lloyd Center Ballroom, DoubleTree Hotel

The Gaseous Electronics Conference organizers will host a Welcome Reception at the Doubletree Hotel in the Lloyd Center Ballroom. GEC Welcome Reception tickets may be purchased by companions or DPP registrants on either the DPP or GEC online registration form. The early registration period cost is $75 (by September 21). The late registration cost is $95 (after September 21), as space permits. You may review updates for the GEC Welcome Reception on the GEC website.

Women in Plasma Physics Luncheon
Monday, November 5
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cosmopolitan Ballroom, Hotel Eastlund, 1021 NE Grand Avenue

A guest speaker will be invited to share career path information with the luncheon attendees. To attend the luncheon, mark the appropriate space on the DPP on-site registration form. The lunch tickets are $25 for regular attendees and $10 for graduate and undergraduate students. Limited seating is available. The lunch cost is partially subsidized by DPP.

LGBTQ Networking Dinner
Tuesday, November 6
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join fellow LGBTQ plasma physicists for an informal networking dinner on Tuesday evening in Portland. We'll meet in front of the DPP Meeting Registration Desk at 7:00pm and walk to a local restaurant. Please bring a method of payment for your dinner.

DPP Banquet
Wednesday, November 7
Reception: Hilton Galleria, 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: Hilton Grand Ballroom, 7:30 p.m.

A cash-bar reception preceding the evening banquet will be held in the Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel. A subsidized banquet ticket may be purchased during online meeting registration, or at the DPP registration desk up to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 6. Tickets will be sold on a space available basis and are non-refundable. Live music entertainment will compliment the evening.

Plasma Science Christian Fellowship
Wednesday, November 7
6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Location: TBA

The Plasma Science Christian Fellowship (PSCF) is an informal affiliation of students and scientists working in plasma and fusion energy research. Formed in 2006, the PSCF seeks to provide a forum to discuss how faith connects to the workplace experience and life as scientists. Contact Darren Craig (darren.craig@wheaton.edu) if you have questions or need additional information. Bring your coffee and join us!