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The DPP Pride committee sponsors a variety of annual and ongoing events and activities.  See Announcements and the calendar for up-to-date details.

APS DPP Meeting Activities:

Join us at the DPP Annual Meeting for a variety of community-building events, including:

  • A hosted luncheon and panel discussion, which will provide a public forum for LGBT+ physicists and allies to network and interact.
  • An informal networking dinner, first established in 2015. The networking dinner provides a safe space for LGBT+ physicists to create important and meaningful connections to members within their own community that might otherwise be difficult to establish, without fear of exposure to discrimination or harassment.
  • A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) booth, sponsored in collaboration with Women+ in Plasma Physics and the DEI Organizing Collective Committee.  The booth highlights DEI activities and events at the DPP meeting, and provides general DEI information and opportunities.

Other Conference and Meeting Activities

DPP Pride members attend a variety of conferences throughout the year, and DPP Pride often hosts meet-ups for LGBTQ+ colleagues. In 2022, DPP Pride will host events at the following conferences and meetings:

  • APRIL
    • Omega User Group (OLUG) meeting in Rochester, NY
  • MAY
    • High-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics (HTPD) conference in Rochester, NY
    • International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) in Seattle, WA
  • JUNE

Check out the events calendar below for more details on the events!

 Ongoing Activities

  • A mentorship pilot program that offers mentoring tailored to LGBT+ members of the APS DPP community, aimed at professional development and support. See Mentoring Program for more information.
  • Collaboration with other committees, such as W+IPP and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Organizing Collective (DEIOCC), on general visibility and outreach efforts such as joint town halls on topical events, ally-training, and surveys.
  • Regular networking and informal social activities, including Game Night.  Join our Discord to learn more!

Upcoming + Recurring Events

Past Events

2022

June 2022

  • DPP Pride MagNetUS Networking Happy Hour
    Come to the Green Leafe Cafe (765 Scotland Street) for a happy hour on Thursday, June 9th to get to know your fellow LGBTQ+ plasma physicists! A group will meet outside the poster hall at 5:15 pm and walk over together, or you're welcome to meet us there.
    Location:
    Meet outside the poster hall or at Green Leaf Cafe
    Date: Thursday, June 9
    Time: 5:15 pm ET

May 2022

  • DPP Pride ICOPS Networking Dinner
    Join LGBT+ plasma physicists and allies for an informal networking dinner at the ICOPS meeting in Seattle, WA.

    Location: Meet at the conference registration desk
    Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
    Time: 7-9 pm PT

  • DPP Pride HTPD Networking Lunch
    Join LGBT+ plasma physicists and allies for an informal networking lunch at the HTPD meeting in Rochester, NY.

    Location: Meet at the conference registration desk
    Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
    Time: 1-2 pm ET

April 2022

  • DPP/LLE Pride OLUG Networking Dinner
    Join LGBT+ plasma physicists and allies for an informal networking dinner at the OLUG meeting in Rochester, NY.
    Location: Meet in the LLE East lobby or at The King and I
    Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
    Time: 7 pm ET

2021

November 2021

  • DPP Pride Luncheon
    Join DPP Pride for our first-ever luncheon at the DPP meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. Meet fellow LGBT+ plasma physicists and allies over a catered lunch, followed by Q&A with a panel of university, national lab, and student representatives to discuss LGBT+ issues within the plasma physics community.  Tickets can be purchased during registration, or at the registration desk on-site. Virtual participation will be available and is free. This event is open to all DPP members, and we encourage allies to join.
    Location: Convention Center Room 401-402
    Date: Wednesday, November 10th
    Time: 12:30-2 pm ET
    • DPP LGBT+ Networking Dinner
      Join fellow LGBT+ plasma physicists for an informal networking dinner at the DPP meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.  We’ll meet at the registration desks and walk to a local restaurant.  Please bring a method of payment for your dinner. An informal social event for later that week will be planned during the dinner.
      Location: Meet in front of the registration desks
      Date: Tuesday, November 9th
      Time: 7-9 pm ET
    • DPP DEI Booth
      Check out the first-ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) booth in the exhibit hall at this year's DPP meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.  The booth is being sponsored by the DPP Pride Committee, Women+ in Plasma Physics, and the DEI Organizing Collective Committee and will highlight DEI activities and events at the DPP meeting, as well as provide general DEI information and opportunities.
      Location: Convention Center Exhibit Hall
      Date: Monday, November 8th - Wednesday, November 10th
      Time: 1 - 5 pm ET

    June 2021

    • June 24, 2021 — Pride Month Happy Hour (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET)
      DPP Pride is hosting a special (virtual) happy hour to celebrate Pride month, Thursday (6/24) at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Stop by to say hello, meet your fellow LGBT+ plasma physicists, or share your favorite story about Pride month!