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We are honored to welcome you November 18th - 20th, 2021 to Tallahassee, FL for the 88th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS). SESAPS 2021 is planned to be a full in-person meeting (barring circumstances) at the University Center Club at Florida State University, inside the Doak Campbell stadium. Established in 1937, the objective of SESAPS is the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics within the southeastern region of the United States, including the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and the US Virgin Islands. Graduate and undergraduate students are especially welcome and encouraged to attend and submit an abstract for presentation. Limited travel support is available. We will also have numerous exciting special sessions, including a session to promote discussion on diversity issues in physics.

When and Where
  • 11/18/2021 8:00 AM EST
  • 11/20/2021 6:00 PM EST
  • Florida State University
  • Tallahassee
  • FL
  • ATTENDEE LIABILITY WAIVER, RELEASE, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK: COVID 19

    Relating to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Attendee acknowledges the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assumes the risk of exposure or infection by attending the SOUTHEASTERN SECTION MEETING, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, disability, and/or death to Attendee. Attendee understands that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the 88th Annual Meeting - Southeastern Section may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of others who may attend the event or their families, colleagues, or others with whom they may have contact. Accordingly, Attendee understands and agrees that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the American Physical Society and the SOUTHEASTERN SECTION MEETING Physics and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, officials, employees, agents, volunteers, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the SOUTHEASTERN SECTION MEETING.


    In addition to all other rules and regulations relating to Attendee’s attendance at the 88th Annual Meeting - Southeastern Section, In-Person attendees are expected to:


    • 1. Be fully vaccinated* against COVID-19 prior to attending the meeting with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (ie., Pfizer/BioNTech, Johnson and Johnson/Janssen, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm or Sinovac); and,


    • 2. Agree to comply with all COVID-related procedures that may be implemented by the Florida State University/or APS, including, but not limited to, mask-wearing and social distancing requirements and restrictions on certain activities that carry higher COVID-related risk, to protect, as much as possible, the health and safety of all Southeastern Section attendees.


    *People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second shot of the Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm, or Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after the single-dose J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.


    Attendee acknowledges and represents that Attendee’s in-person participation in the American Physical Society Southeastern Section Physics Meeting is voluntary.


    Attendee assumes all risks and accepts sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that Attendee may experience or incur in connection with attending the American Physical Society Southeastern Section Physics Meeting.


    ON BEHALF OF ATTENDEE AND ATTENDEES’ CHILDREN, SPOUSE, LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES, AND HEIRS AND ASSIGNS, ATTENDEE HEREBY RELEASES, COVENANTS NOT TO SUE, DISCHARGES, AND HOLDS HARMLESS THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY (APS) AND THE SOUTHEASTERN SECTION AND THEIR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, VOLUNTEERS, AND REPRESENTATIVES, OF AND FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, INCLUDING ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, COSTS, OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO ATTENDEE’S PARTICIPATION IN THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY DIVISION OF THE SOUTHEASTERN SECTION MEETING.


    Attendee understands and agrees that the law of the State of Maryland will govern this Waiver, Release, and Assumption of Risk.


    By completing this registration, all In-Person Attendees acknowledge that they have carefully read and fully understand this Waiver, Release, and Assumption of Risk and knowingly assume the risks described above and waives In-Person Attendee’s rights concerning liability as described above. 

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