General Information


General sessions will be held in the lecture hall on the first floor of the APS Conference Center, Bldg. 402. Vendor exhibits will be in the lower level of the center. The locations for poster sessions and social events will be listed in the program book, which will be available when you pick up your badge at on-site registration. Maps of the APS site and Conference Center will also be available at registration.


The conference fee includes continental breakfast on Wednesday and Thursday, April 16 and 17; the reception on Tuesday, April 15; lunch on Wednesday, April 16; and the conference reception/banquet on Wednesday evening. Box lunches will be available for purchase on Tuesday, April 15.

Telephones and Messages

Pay telephones are located in the atrium of Bldg. 401 (the APS central laboratory/office building) and on the lower level of Bldg. 402 (the APS Conference Center). Messages can be left for you at the registration tables; the telephone numbers there are 630/252-9580 and 630/252-9581. The messages will be posted on a bulletin board by the entrance to the lecture hall. If you need to send or receive a fax, a fax machine is located in Bldg. 401, B1154 (the APS User Office). The number of this machine is 630/252-9250. Computer terminals will be set up in the Bldg. 401 atrium for you to use to log on to your home computer.


Shuttle buses will run between the off-site conference hotels and the APS Conference Center in the morning and in the evening. Bus transportation will also be provided for the conference banquet. Limousine reservations can be made for you during the meeting by conference staff.

Miscellaneous Information

An automated teller machine is located in the user lounge area of Bldg. 401. This machine accepts the following cards: American Express, Discover/Novus, The Exchange, Master Card, Plus, Visa, and 24 Access.