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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Registration


Thursday, November 3, 2016

6:30 am – 7:30 pm Registration
8:00 am – 10:00 am Exhibit Setup
11:00 am – 7:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open

Tour Departure Schedule

Tours are about 5 hours in duration including travel time. 
You must bring your ticket, and go on the tour location and time that you selected during registration.

6:30 am SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
8:45 am SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
9:15 am Computer History Museum
10:45 am SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
11:15 am Computer History Museum
11:15 am X (Google's Moonshot Factory)
12:30 pm California Academy of Sciences
12:45 pm SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Networking Reception (Light Fare / Taco Bar)
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Opening Session: Willie Rockward, President, Sigma Pi Sigma; Jocelyn Burnell, Honorary Chair; and Steve Feller Co-Chair
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Plenary I:  Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Honorary Chair, world-class astrophysicist known for discovering pulsars.


Friday, November 4, 2016

7:45 am – 9:00 am Breakfast with the Scientists
9:15 am – 10:45 am Plenary II: Neil Turok, 2016 Tate Medalist for International Leadership, South African physicist and the Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Presentation of AIP Tate Medal for International Leadership in Physics to Neil Turok.
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Workshop I: Unifying Fields – Science Driving Technology
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Plenary III: Persis Drell, Dean of Stanford University School of Engineering and former Director of the SLAC National Laboratory
2:45 pm – 5:00 pm Poster and Art Session I
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Workshop IIa: Taking Advantage of Physics Career Options
Workshop IIb: What is Grad School Really Like?
Workshop IIc: Taking Your Chapter to the Next Level

8:30 pm – 10:30 pm Silicon [Si], the PhysCon Dance Party, sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS)


Saturday, November 5, 2016

8:30 am – 10:15 am

Plenary IV: S. James Gates, Distinguished Prof. and Center for String and Particle Theory Director at the University of Maryland

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop IIIa: Making Physics a Community
Workshop IIIb: “Oh the Jobs that Physics Can Lead to…” (Panel)
Workshop IIIc: Communicating Science to the Public with Superheroes

12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Workshop IV: Put Congress in Action at Home
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm Plenary V: Eric Cornell, Senior Scientist at JILA, NIST and the Dept. of Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2001 Physics Nobel Laureate
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Poster and Art Session II
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Banquet
Presentation of the Andrew Gemant Award to James Kakalios, University of Minnesota
Poster and Art Competition Awards
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Plenary VI: Patrick Brady, Prof and Director, Center for Gravitation, Cosmology & Astrophysics, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, LIGO Team Member