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Conferences for Students

APS March and April Meetings

Each year, the American Physical Society (APS) holds two big meetings, each with a different physics focus and each named after the month in which they are typically (but not always!) held: March and April. This year, the meetings will both be online and in-person.

  • The APS March Meeting, March 3-8, 2024 (online and in Minneapolis, Minnesota), focuses on condensed matter physics, materials science, quantum science & engineering, and atomic, molecular & optical physics (AMO). 
  • The APS April Meeting, TBA

Both meetings also include sessions on physics education research, equity & inclusion, and other important topics in physics.

So, how do you register for an APS meeting?  First, join the APS. 

If you are not already an APS member, go to the APS membership page and join. "Membership is free for the first year for students in physics, related science, and engineering graduate and undergraduate programs.”  See the Student Membership page.

Now register for a meeting: 

If you need financial assistance to cover the registration fee, please see the “Resources for declared Physics or Engineering Physics majors” section of our Advice for Physics Students page.

APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWIP)

     The goal of APS CUWiP is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas.
Conferences are held across the US and in Canada in January each year.

CUWiP 2024 will be held Friday, January 19 - Sunday, January 21, 2024.

Applications open on Monday, August 28, 2023

If you're interested in networking with other women & gender minorities in physics, sign up for APS Engage community!

 National Society of Black Physicists Conference (NSBP)

   The mission of the National Society of Black Physicists is to promote the professional well-being of African American physicists and physics students within the international scientific community and within society at large.

 National Society of Hispanic Physicists Conference

    The purpose of this society is to promote the professional well-being and recognize the accomplishments of Hispanic physicists within the scientific community of the United States and within society at large. The Society seeks to develop and support efforts to increase opportunities for Hispanics in physics and to increase the number of practicing Hispanic physicists, particularly by encouraging Hispanic students to enter a career in physics.

SACNAS’ National Diversity in STEM Conference, October 26 – 28, 2023 in Portland, OR

   SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.