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Travel & Hotel

Get ready to travel to Sacramento, California, to attend the in-person April Meeting.

Sacramento Capitol Building


The event will be held at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, with official room blocks in nearby hotels.

You’ll enjoy the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center due to its easy navigation, spaces for collaboration, commitment to enhanced safety, plus many on-site food, coffee, and beverage options.

Official hotel block

APS has secured discounted housing rates for April Meeting 2024 attendees in our headquarters hotels, the Hyatt Regency Sacramento and the Sheraton Grand Sacramento.

Reservations for the special room block rates open in January.

Explore Sacramento

Known for the natural beauty of its parks and historic attractions, as well as a bustling waterfront and the Museum of Science and Creativity, Sacramento has entertainment opportunities for all types of visitors.

Find travel and dining options and discover things to do in Sacramento

International visitors

The APS International Affairs team has compiled resources to help international visitors to the United States plan your April Meeting travel experience.

Learn more about the visa application process

Equitable registration pricing

We have added a new, equitable registration pricing structure, for attendees living in less resourced countries. These reduced prices apply to both the in-person and virtual meeting.

Find out if you qualify for reduced registration pricing

Travel & caregiver grants

April Meeting attendees can apply for a number of awards and grants to help offset the cost of meeting attendance. Students, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about grants

GPER Strand 1 - Conference Support for the Physics Education Community
This strand supports the proposer’s commitments to a conference to share physics education research findings with the physics community (e.g., travel, registration costs, workshop costs, poster printing, etc.). All conferences will be considered; however, the APS April conference will be prioritized. Conference support grants are capped at $1000 in this strand.
Apply by November 15, 2023

DGRAV Student Travel Grants for APS April Meeting
The Division of Gravitational Physics (DGRAV) will offer travel grants to support the attendance of students or advanced undergraduate students at the APS April Meeting that will be held in Sacramento, California (April 3-6, 2024), and virtually (dates TBD).
Apply by January 15, 2024

DAP Student/Early Career Meeting Awards
The Division of Astrophysics (DAP) will offer travel grants to support the attendance of graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and post-docs at this meeting. The amount of each grant will be up to $500 for travel-related expenses for those students who are members of the DAP and who are presenting talks or posters in DAP-sponsored sessions. DAP students/postdocs presenting talks or posters in co-sponsored sessions are eligible for grants up to $250.
Apply by January 31, 2024

DAP Caregiver Awards
The Division of Astrophysics (DAP) is offering caregiver grants of up to $500 to support dependent care during April Meeting, including expenses incurred in transporting a caregiver, for DAP members.
Apply by January 31, 2024

FOEP Travel Award
FOEP will sponsor up to twenty-five Student Travel Awards for the March or April Meeting. The travel award will consist of $500 in travel assistance to attend the meeting. Only graduate students who are presenting at the APS meeting on topics related to FOEP’s goal are eligible for the travel grant.
Apply by February 1, 2024

GMED Student Travel Award
GMED will sponsor up to three Student Travel Awards towards in-person attendance at the yearly APS March or April Meeting. The awards will consist of $450 in travel assistance.
Apply by February 5, 2024

DCOMP Travel Awards
The DCOMP Travel Award program was established to support the professional development of student and postdoctoral researchers. Students and postdocs who are presenting a talk in a DCOMP-sponsored or co-sponsored session at the APS March or April Meeting are invited to apply for a DCOMP Travel Award. For in-person meetings, the award provides up to $500 in travel reimbursements.
Apply by February 15, 2024

DNP Travel Grants Available for the 2024 APS April Meeting
DNP is pleased to offer a limited number of travel grants to encourage graduate student participation in the 2024 APS April Meeting to be held in Sacramento, California from April 3-6, 2024. The APS April Meeting provides an excellent opportunity for students in nuclear physics to present their research, interact with potential employers, and hear about advances in a broad range of physics topics.
Apply by March 1, 2024

FGSA Travel Award for Excellence in Graduate Research
The FGSA Award for Excellence in Graduate Research recognizes graduate students who have made noteworthy progress in their academic careers. This includes both those who demonstrate great potential as well as those with considerable accomplishments in their field. Up to $500 (domestic students) or $1000 (international students).
Learn more

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COVID-19 guidelines

APS is focused on ensuring safe and productive meetings for all participants.

Attendees & presenters

APS looks forward to welcoming our attendees and presenters to April Meeting 2024.

About April Meeting 2024

Learn about the APS April Meeting 2024 and the theme of quarks to cosmos.