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AAPT Plans: Global Physics Meetups & speaker recruitment

July 23, 2012

The National meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers is taking place at the end of next week (July 28-August 1), and this will be my first national meeting since I’ve gotten into blogging/twitter, so I’m super excited to meet many of the people I’ve learned so much from over the past two years.

To help create some of these connections Andy Rundquist (@arundquist) has made a calendar of events at the AAPT conference of interest to Global Physics Participants. Contact Andy directly if you’d like to have the ability to add events of your own to the calendar. I’m also going to be searching the program in the next day or two and will try to post my tentative list of talks.

I’m also very excited to help get the word out about the Global Physics Department and to try to book our speaker calendar into the fall. To help this, I’ve had the idea of creating a set of small cards that anyone can print and distribute at the meeting to people they find whose talks they find engaging or whom they think might have interesting ideas to share with the Global Physics Department. The cards will link to a simple google doc invite form.

If you’re attending AAPT next week, please feel free to print off a sheet or two of these cards and give them out to potential speakers that you meet during the conference.

Also, on Tuesday July 31, I will be delivering a talk on the Global Physics Department as Ubiquitous Professional development. The talk is scheduled for 2:20 in session EB03.

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  1. Andy "SuperFly" Rundquist permalink
    July 23, 2012 9:10 am

    This is awesome, John, thanks! As for the calendar, it’s a google calendar that will accept invitations. Also, if you email or DM me, I’ll add you as a calendar editor.

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