October 18th - 20th, 2012

Simon Fraser University - Downtown Harbour Centre Campus
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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An exciting program is being prepared for the Section's 14th annual meeting, which will take place on the downtown campus of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C., October 18th- 20th, 2012. We expect close to 300 participants from across western Canada and northwestern USA. What makes our Sectional meeting lively and unique for all - from faculty members to undergraduate students - is the balance between invited talks, contributed talks, and posters. Our morning plenary speakers are chosen to give outstanding talks at a level to reach the entire audience and explain what is new and exciting in their field. This year we have a range of speakers from applied physics to astrophysics, and everything in between. We encourage contributed talks in all areas of physics research. This really is THE meeting to find out not only what is happening in your area, but in other physics fields across the region. The section works hard to keep meeting expenses low and student registration is even lower! Students are encouraged to present their own work, such as from over the summer, and network with peers and faculty. Downtown Vancouver is a very nice location for a meeting, and we hope to see you there.

     -- The APS-NW Program Advisory Committee


We're looking forward to being your hosts for the 2012 meeting of the Northwest section of the American Physical Society. The conference meeting is being held at the downtown Vancouver (Harbour Centre) facilities and we hope you will enjoy the time you spend here at the meeting. The location also allows easy access to many restaurants and city attractions. Please consider registering early to get the special low hotel rates (the hotels cannot guarantee the low rates after a certain time period). The APS-NW program committee is arranging a great program for the conference and we are looking forward to welcoming you here in October.

     -- The Local Organizing Committee