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Spring Meeting at Sierra College April 13, 2024

Our Spring conference will be April 12-13, 2024 at Sierra College in Rocklin. Registration is at Annual dues are $20, which covers two meetings, food included. If you dues are current from our fall meeting, you will get an email with a coupon code for registration to this meeting.

Our keynote speaker will be Dan Burns, who has spent decades improving physics education in Northern California and beyond. His career has spanned rocket engineering at Lockheed-Martin, high school physics teaching, and work at PASCO. He currently heads the PTSOS program that helps new (and not-so-new) physics teachers.

We’ll have a no-host dining option at 6 on Friday night, followed by some astronomy at Sierra College. On Saturday we have the following draft schedule:

8-9 Registration/Poster Session

9-9:15 Welcome

9:15-10:15 Community-Based Breakout Groups (e.g. AP, Physics First, TYC)

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:45  Keynote – Dan Burns

11:45-12:45 Lunch 

12:45 -1:00 Business Meeting

1:00-2:00  Open Discussion on Post-Pandemic Working Conditions (and stuff that was broken before the pandemic)

2:15-3:15 Topic-Based Breakout Groups (e.g. Labs, DEI, Clubs)

3:15-4:15 Show & Tell

There is support available for people who need to have their dependent-care subsidized. Visit for more details.