Invited Speaker Abstracts

Find instructions for submitting invited speaker abstracts. Abstract submissions are open August 22-October 20, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Invited Speaker Eligibility and Registration

APS members may be invited to present one scientific abstract at March Meeting 2023. Individual speakers will not be invited to speak at two consecutive March Meetings–an invited speaker who presented at March Meeting 2022 will not be invited to speak at March Meeting 2023. Please review the speaker nominations instructions for more information.

Exceptions are made for speakers who will receive APS Prizes and Awards at the meeting.

In addition to their invited talk, invited speakers may submit one contributed abstract and poster for the regular scientific program. APS will send out invited speaker letters, usually in October, with information about submitting an invited abstract and/oral or poster, as well as about registration.

Invited speakers must still register for March Meeting 2023. Their registration will specify whether the speaker should pay for the meeting or if it will be sponsored by an APS unit.

Invited Abstract Instructions

Authors and Collaborators

An invited abstract may only have the invitee as the author. APS suggests that the invitee credit collaborating researchers in a footnote within the paper. However, an invited speaker can add collaborators as co-authors during abstract submission. The invitee must deliver the paper, unless a replacement speaker is agreed upon beforehand, to APS Abstract Help.

Submitting an Invited Abstract

  • Character Limit: The limit for invited abstract text is approximately 2,000 characters.
  • Multiple Invited Abstracts: If you are submitting an invited abstract, you may also submit one additional abstract of a non-technical nature, such as on education, history of physics, or public policy. This abstract may be presented at a session, sponsored by an APS Forum or Committee, of broad concern to the physics community.
  • Withdrawing an Invited Abstract: If you accept an invitation to present but are later unable to do so, please contact APS Abstract Help.

Presentation Time

At March Meeting 2023, an invited paper is expected to have thirty minutes for presentation time, plus six minutes for a question and answer session.

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