AIP Assembly Forum 2022

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Please join us for the inaugural in-person AIP Assembly Forum, brought to you by the AIP Federation Office. The event  will convene  the leadership of AIP  Member  Societies, AIP's Board, and other members of the AIP community for a day of learning and discourse. The program will consist of thought-provoking speakers and learning sessions designed to address areas of mutual concern and expand the capabilities of all members of the AIP Federation.

The meeting will be held on March 24, 2022 at the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland

*Registration is now closed. If you have not registered but would like to attend, please reach out to Frank Graeff at [email protected]*

2022 Agenda - March 24, 2022

8:30 am - 9:30 am: Continental Breakfast

9:30 am – 10:00 am: Opening Session and Structured Networking

10:00 am - 12:00 am: Concurrent Sessions Round I

1. Developing Leadership Skills and Pathways (Streamable)
Societies can bring value to their members by developing their leadership skills that are not traditionally part of a scientist’s training, helping them advance in their careers with managerial and business skills, and providing pathways to leadership. This session will focus on practical steps societies can take to train better leaders to excel in their disciplines.


  • Dr. Robert Williams - Donald Osterbrock Visiting Professor, University of California-Santa Cruz
  • Dr. Lily Wang - Director of the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction/Former President, Acoustical Society of America
  • Dr. John Rumble - President and CEO, R&R Data Services

2. Best Practices in Fundraising
This session will focus on best practices and core competencies to build philanthropic culture and successful fundraising in a scientific society. Participants will hear best practices and brainstorm on tactics to build financial capacity and inspire stakeholders to invest in innovative solutions for the physical sciences enterprise.


  • Tracy LaMondueVice President, Development, American Geophysical Union
  • Kevin KaseDirector of Development, American Physical Society
  • Chad StarkExecutive Director, The Optica Foundation
  • Merrie Scott - Vice-President, Community and Partnership Engagement, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Content Break and Networking Events

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Concurrent Sessions Round II:

1. Breaking Down the Silos of Science (Streamable)
Join us for a panel discussion on the need for, and barriers to, interdisciplinary work in the physical sciences. Our speakers will discuss the existing barriers in academia, research funding, and our societies that hinder the potential for innovative collaborations and the actions taking place to broaden the scope of research.



2. A Frank Conversion about Creating an Inclusive Scientific Community
Participants will join in a facilitated discussion on addressing persistent issues in the culture of our disciplines and societies that hinder a diverse and inclusive community. We will discuss current “blind spots” in how we approach the physical science community and learn the next steps for achieving more diversity in our field.


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Closing Remarks & Reception

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