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Speak for Science: How to Advocate for Policy Change

Minneapolis Convention Center

Room M100D

Who Should Attend?

  • Graduate Students
  • Early Career Attendees
  • Everyone

Policy shapes science - R&D budgets, visa policy, and more - and likewise science should inform policy on climate, national security, new technologies, and many more topics.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll receive essential training to help you be an impactful advocate on any policy topic that matters to you. We’ll cover the fundamentals of communicating with policymakers, including how to use storytelling to effect change, how to book meetings with lawmaker’s offices, and how to maximize your impact. You’ll leave with all the tools you need to begin or level up your direct advocacy. Bring an internet-connected device. No previous advocacy experience needed!

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APS looks forward to featuring engaging presenters speaking on groundbreaking physics research.

Register now

Regular registration is open through February 20, 2024.

Virtual meeting

A reimagined March Meeting to bring all attendees together.

Travel & hotel

APS looks forward to welcoming the physics community in Minneapolis for the in-person March Meeting.