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Invited Abstracts

APS members may be invited to present one scientific abstract at April Meeting 2024.

Invited speaker abstract submissions

Individual speakers will not be invited to speak at two consecutive April Meetings, e.g., an invited speaker who presented at April Meeting 2023 will not be invited to speak at April Meeting 2024.

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 abstracts and/or posters, as well as about registration.

Invited speakers must still register for April Meeting 2024. Their speaker confirmation emails will specify whether the speaker should pay for meeting registration or if it will be sponsored by an APS unit.

Invited abstract guidelines


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. The invitee must deliver the paper, unless a replacement speaker is agreed upon beforehand, to APS Abstract Help.

Character limit

The limit for invited abstract text is approximately 2,000 characters.

Submitting 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 and/or 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 April Meeting 2024, an invited paper is expected to have 30 minutes for presentation time, plus six minutes for questions.

Questions about abstract submissions

If you have specific questions about the abstract submission process for April Meeting 2024, please contact APS Meetings.

More information


Submit your abstract for April Meeting. Submissions are open through January 5, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Contributed abstracts

Review specific instructions for researchers presenting contributed abstracts.


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