APS March Meeting 2019

Press Services

From March 4 to 8, Boston will transform into the hub of physics as more than 11,000 attendees arrive for the APS March Meeting 2019. The Meeting will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC).

APS provides complimentary press registration to professional journalists representing media organizations, freelance journalists, public information officers, institutional communicators, and other eligible journalists and communicators for the express purpose of gathering news and information to produce media coverage of APS meetings.

Press credentials will not be granted to representatives of for-profit corporations, special-interest or political-advocacy groups. Similarly, scientists, scientific journal editors, advertising, or marketing professionals must register as general attendees and pay the fee. General registration is available online.

Press registrants receive, at no charge, a badge that provides access to all scientific sessions and press services. Please Note: The press registration process has changed, please follow the posted process.

Press credentials are approved at the discretion of APS.


Press Registration

Preregistration is not required but will expedite the check in process. Please allow extra time to register if you plan to do so on-site.

Upon arrival, please proceed directly to the Press Room (BCEC 102B) to check in or register.

Press Room

A dedicated and staffed press room for registered journalists will operate throughout the meeting. Phones, computers, printers, free wireless Internet, and complimentary food service will be available.


  • Press Room: BCEC, Room: 102B
  • Press Conference Room: BCEC, Room:103


  • Monday, March 4 - Thursday, March 7, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 8, 7:30 a.m. - noon

Media Advisories

Largest Physics Meeting of the Year to be Held in Boston

January 9, 2019

Largest Physics Meeting of the Year to be Held in Boston

Press registration is now open for the American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, a major annual international conference, from March 4-8, 2019 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center


General inquiries:

Jason Bardi
AIP News Director

Sara Conners
APS Director of Communications

WASHINGTON, D.C. JANUARY 9, 2019 — Discover the latest physics research at the 2019 APS March Meeting, when more than 10,000 attendees from around the globe are expected to assemble for the largest worldwide physics conference.

The meeting runs from Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 8 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, located at 415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210. Press registration is now open.

Included in this email:

  1. Press registration information

  2. Hotel & Travel Information

  3. Scientific Program

  4. Meeting Plenary Sessions and Keynote Lectures

Quick Links

1. Press Registration Information--New Process

Online press registration for the APS March Meeting 2019 is now open. If you have previously attended APS Meetings, please read the following instructions carefully as the registration process has changed from previous years. For press related questions about the APS March Meeting, email

APS will provide free registration to all staff journalists representing media organizations, professional freelance journalists on assignment, and student journalists who are attending the meeting for the express purpose of gathering and reporting news and information from the meeting. We will also provide complimentary press registration to university press officers, PIOs and other professional media relations staff.

Press registration grants full access to all scientific sessions, to the press room, and to the press conferences. Press credentials are approved at the sole discretion of APS, and approval may take up to five business days. Following approval, eligible members of the press must register, free of charge, for the meeting.

NOTE: Some events and activities, including but not limited to invitation-only events, tutorials, and workshops, are not open to press badge holders.

Registration Information

2. Hotel & Travel Information

It is not required to wait for press registration approval before booking a hotel room, nor is it required to book a hotel room when registering to attend the meeting. Hotels sell out quickly and APS encourages members of the media to book hotel rooms as soon as possible to take advantage of preferential rates. Discounted hotel rates expire on February 7.  

Hotel & Travel Information

3. Scientific Program

The Scientific Program is now available online.

4. Meeting Plenary Sessions and Keynote Lectures

Kavli Foundation Special Symposium: From Unit Cell to Biological Cell
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Claudia Felser, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
    The Heusler System And How You Can Use It As A Lego Box To Build The States You Are Interested In

  • Philip Kim, Harvard University
    Stacking Atomic Layers One by One: Quest for New Materials and Physics

  • Mark D. Ediger, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    The Design And Growth Of Ultra-Stable Glasses

  • Sharon Glotzer, University of Michigan
    Colloidal Crystals, Quasicrystals and the Entropic Bond

  • Cliff Brangwynne, Princeton University
    Self Assembly of Biological Materials

Nobel Prize Session
Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


The American Physical Society is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, Maryland (Headquarters), Ridge, New York, and Washington, D.C.