23rd Biennial Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (SCCM23)

June 18-June 23, 2023 • Chicago, Illinois

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Attendees of any APS in-person or virtual events are expected to meet standards of professional conduct as described in the APS Code of Conduct. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from future participation.

Registration Information

Registration is now open

Registration is available to members and non-members. You must pay by credit card and can immediately print a confirmation receipt. Registration fees do NOT include meals, parking fees, or transportation costs.


Early registration ends May 19, 2023, at 11:59 pm EDT.

Higher registration fees start at 12:00 am EDT on May 20, 2023.

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In Person Fees:

In-Person Registration Early Registration (4/24-5/19) Regular Registration  (5/20-6/16) Late/On-site Registration (6/17-6/23)
$975 $1,200 $1,400
Early Career $975 $1,200 $1,400
Retired Member $500 $700 $900
Graduate Students $300 $350 $400
Undergraduate Students $300 $350 $400
Non-Member $1,300 $1,500 $1,700

One Day Onsite Only (for Members, Early Career, Graduate, Retired, Undergraduate)
M $500 Tu $500 W $300 Th $500 F $300 (4/24-5/19)
M $600 Tu $600 W $400 Th $600 F $300 (5/20-6/16)
M $700 Tu $700 W $500 Th $700 F $300 (6/17-6/23)

One Day Onsite Only (for Non-Member)
$700 Tu $700 W $500 Th $700 F $300 (4/24-5/19)
$800 Tu $800 W $600 Th $800 F $300 (5/20-6/16)
$900 Tu $900 W $700 Th $900 F $300 (6/17-6/23)

Special Events:

Extra Banquet Ticket $95.00
Juneteenth Luncheon Ticket $20.00
Guest/Monday Companion Breakfast $0.00



Introduction to Shock Physics $15.00
Measuring Temperature in Explosive Environments $15.00
Photonic Doppler Velocimetry (PDV) Theory and Practice $15.00

Unable to join in-person? Register to watch two live-streamed plenaries from Angela Stickle and Justin Wark on Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21. All in-person attendees will have access to the streams, but if you cannot attend in person you can register to watch these sessions remotely.

Unfortunately, no remote presentations are possible, no additional sessions will be streamed, and no on-demand content will be available.

Remote Participation Fee

  Early Registration Regular Registration Late/On-site Registration
Member $500 $500 $500
Early Career Member $500 $500 $500
Retired $500 $500 $500
Graduate Student $500 $500 $500
Undergraduate $500 $500 $500
Non-Member $500 $500 $500

Online Registration

Avoid the on-site registration lines at SCCM. Online Registration is open!

Online Registration Form


Member Registration

Members receive substantial discounts compared to non-members. You can join APS and SCCM, renew, or reinstate your membership when you register for the meeting.

Non-member Registration

The non-member fee is higher for both early and on-site registration.

Students can join APS for free! The first year of APS membership is free for undergrads and graduate students, with additional discounts until graduation.

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Matching Membership Program

Through the Matching Membership Program, individuals residing in developing countries may apply for free membership.


International Attendee Registration Visa Information

We strongly recommend international attendees review the APS visa information before registering for the annual meeting. To avoid visa-related problems, review the Visa Delays page. For additional information, review the Entering the United States page.


Visa Letter of Invitation

If you require a personal letter of invitation to attend the SCCM annual meeting contact To avoid delay when requesting a letter please include:

  • Your name as it appears on your passport

  • Your affiliation and mailing address

  • Your submitted abstract title and co-authors

Allow 5-7 business days to receive your letter of invitation for visa application.


Registration Desk Hours

Sunday, June 18 10 3:00pm-8:00pm

Monday, June 19 7:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday, June 20 7:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday, June 21 7:30am-12:30pm

Thursday, June 22, 7:30am-3:00pm

Friday, June 23 7:30am-9:00am


Cancellation Policies

Deadline: Saturday, June 17, 2023

Banquet tickets are non-refundable for both pre-meeting and on-site purchases. 

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by Saturday, June 17, 2023. A refund of the full conference fee, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by Saturday, June 17 2023. No refunds will be granted for requests submitted on or after Sunday, June 18, 2023. Submit all requests to the APS registrar at and if you are speaking or presenting.  APS regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.