Fall 2014 Joint Meeting
New York – New England – New Jersey Sections
October 10 and 11, 2014
Albany NY Area
Current arrangements are listed below. Proposals for presentations and workshops are still being accepted. Send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration forms will be posted on the New York Section Website (www.nyss-aapt.org) as soon as possible. Send inquiries to Robert Stewart, Secretary/Treasurer at email@example.com
Program Details (will continue to evolve)
Friday, October 10, 2014
Guided tour of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, near the University of Albany Campus. Particpation is free of charge, reserve your place on the tour by Friday, Sept. 26. Directions will be provided.
A good time to check in at your hotel
Cocktail hour (cash bar), dinner (7:00; don’t be late), and entertainment (physics-themed quiz game) at Norm in the Serra Dining Hall. Cost for this event is $35 per person, reservations must be made by Friday, September 26.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Registration, Coffee and Pastries outside of Key Auditorium, Roger Becon Hall, Siena College campus
9:00 am -4:00 pm with lunch at Noon
A full day of physics education tehemed presentations and workshops will take place in the Key Auditorium and classrooms in Roger Bacon Hall.
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Post conference get together and dutch treat dinner at a local restaurant.
Siena Recommended Lodging
Hotel Indigo, 254 Old Wolf Road, Latham, NY 12110, 518-869-9100, which is holding rooms (each with one king-size bed) for attendees of “Physics Conference-Siena” at the special conference rate of $112 + 14% tax. ($127.68 total) for 1 night (10/10/14) if room is reserved by Sept. 19, 2014 (later, if available).
LaQuinta, 833 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110. Call Group Reservations Department at 1-866-527-1498. Rooms are being held until Sept 19, 2014, for members of the “American Association of Physics Teachers, reservation block confirmation number 0781875 at the special confernce rate of $132 + 14% tax ($150.48 total) for 1 night, 10/10/2014
Other lodging with special rates for our conference
Hampton Inn, 10 Ulenski Drive (near I-87 exit 4) Albany (Colonie), NY 12205, 3 miles from Siena. Call 1-800-HAMPTON and reference the “American Association of Physics Teacher.” Rooms are abeing held at the rate of $109 + 14% tax (Total $124.26) for 1 night, 10/10/14 if reserved by Sept. 19.
Quality Inn and Suites, 611 Troy Schenectady Road (near I-87 exit 6), Latham NY 12110, 3 miles from Siena, call 518-785-5891 and reference the “physics teachers’ conference at Siena.” Rooms are being held at the rate of $89.99 +14% tax (total: $102.59) for 1 night, 10/10/14 if claimed by Sept. 26. If you will share a room, you may want to ask for a suite – at the same rate.
Cocca’s, 706 New Loudon Road, Latham NY 12110; 1.5 mi. from Siena, if available, rooms will be given at a on night rate of $74.05 + tax (total $84.42) for anyone who mentions “Siena Physics” while checking in for 10/10/14.
Feel free to try these (all 2-4 mi. from Siena)
Homewood Suites by Hilton, 216 Wolf Road, Albany 12205; 518-438-4300
Hampton Inn, 981 New Loudon Road, Latham 12110; 518-785-0555
Holiday Inn Express, 946 New Loudon Road, Latham 12110; 518-783-6162
Super 8 Motel, 681 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham 12110; 518-783-8808
Days Inn, 2 Wolf Road, Albany 12205; 518-459-3600
Red Roof Inns, 188 Wolf Road, Albany 12205; 518-459-1971