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2021 APS Annual Leadership Meeting

By Stephan Addo posted 01-29-2021 17:06


Register now for the virtual 2021 APS Annual Leadership Meeting!

Join us virtually on Thursday, February 4 and Saturday, February 6 for the APS Annual Leadership Meeting. Registration is free; APS membership is not required. Please share with anyone who might be interested.

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As a physics educator, someone who studies physics education, or a department chair, you may be particularly interested in attending:

Thursday, February 4

Thriving physics departments: Proactive steps to take in difficult economic times

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

The new economics of higher education, changing demographics, and the economic wake of COVID-19 compel universities to reconsider how education survives and thrives. Join us for perspectives from faculty and administrative leaders, followed by small group discussions on how physics departments can take a proactive stance to adapt, grow, and thrive in this new environment.

Effecting Change: Individual Actions and Leadership

2:30-4:30 p.m. ET

This event focuses on how individuals can lead to effect change, particularly to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The discussion will begin with motivation—in this case, self-reflections on the value of diversity. We will then learn from the experiences of individual activists who have worked to increase DEI in physics, and will end with a discussion of how individuals can support organizational change.

We believe that you and your students may also be interested in attending:

Saturday, February 6

Communicating Science to Nonscientists in the Post-Election & Post-Pandemic World

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET

  • Alan Alda, Stony Brook University, founder of Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
  • April Burke, Lewis-Burke Associates LLC
  • Brian Greene, Columbia University
  • Cailin O’Connor, University of California, Irvine, author The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread
  • Kip Thorne, California Institute of Technology

The full program is available on the website.