Accommodations: Members, their spouses (or one family member) and invitees are guests of the Society while attending the Meeting. Members will pay personally one night’s room and tax charges at the OMNI Hotel (4th and Chestnut Streets; 215-925-0000) or at the Hotel Monaco (5th and Chestnut Streets; 855-295-2355). The Society will pay room and tax charges for the second night. Those who wish to include additional persons will be billed for their guests’ hotel and meal expenses. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.; checkout time is 11:00 a.m. When checking out, please pay all charges except the one night allowance. Valet parking is available at both hotels.
Reservations, Changes, Cancellations: Room reservations should be made by calling directly the OMNI or the Monaco. Also, please register online at apsmeetings.org or complete and return the enclosed form to the Society. Should your plans change and you or your guests be unable to use all or part of your reservation, please cancel room reservations directly. To cancel meal reservations, contact Annie Westcott at 215-440-3441 or westcott [at] amphilsoc [dot] org. You will be billed for room reservations and meals not canceled 72 hours before your scheduled arrival.
Registration: Registration will open in Benjamin Franklin Hall at 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 25. It will reopen each morning of the Meeting at 7:45 a.m. Please sign in and receive a Program, Attendance List, name badge, and other related Meeting materials.
Cell Telephones: As a courtesy to our speakers and audience, please silence cell telephones upon entering the Auditorium.
Acoustics: Earphones are available at the registration desk to enhance hearing as necessary. Participation in the discussion to follow each presentation or symposium is encouraged. To ensure that everyone is able to hear and appreciate your question or brief comment, please stand upon being recognized by the Chair, wait for the arrival of a microphone, and introduce yourself to the audience.
Dining: A continental breakfast will be served in Benjamin Franklin Hall on Friday and Saturday mornings from 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. Luncheon will be served in Benjamin Franklin Hall on both days. A light supper will be offered on Friday evening in Benjamin Franklin Hall. Guests dine on their own on Thursday evening, April 25. A 2013 Restaurant List is enclosed and will also be available at the registration desk.
Publications: Books recently published by the Society, its Members, or Meeting speakers will be on display in the registration room.
APS Museum: The APS Museum is dark at this time. It will reopen on Friday, May 17 with Through the Looking Lens: Cornelius Varley’s Wondrous Images of Art and Science, 1800-1860. Meeting guests are encouraged to visit the foyer of the Society’s Library (105 South Fifth Street) to see The American Philosophical Society and the Civil War.
Class Committees on Membership will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, in Philosophical Hall.
New Member Orientation will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, in Library Hall.
Council will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in Benjamin Franklin Hall.
Members’ Business Meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in Philosophical Hall.