As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public for at least the rest of the summer. Library & Museum staff now have access to our collections and will respond to reference and photoduplication requests as soon as possible. However, please note that response times may be delayed due to increased demand. The Society will continue a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the summer and fall. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. For further information on the APS reopening and its COVID response, please click here.

Membership Meetings

Meetings of the American Philosophical Society are held biannually in Philadelphia and offer an engaging selection of talks in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

The APS hosts nearly 350 of its Members, their families, and distinguished guests each April and November at its biannual General Meetings. These Meetings appeal to the diverse interests and expertise of attendees and provide a unique opportunity to indulge the audience’s breadth of intellectual curiosity. Past Meetings have included a state-of-the-art drone demonstration, an intimate conversation with a sitting Supreme Court Justice, and a coherent, four-minute explanation of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

Meeting talks are typically 20 minutes in length and delivered by a leading expert in that particular field. All talks aim to engage the “intelligent layperson.” In addition to the presentations, fellowship and casual interaction and conversation further enrich these Meeting occasions.

Questions regarding APS Meetings should be directed to Annie Westcott at westcott@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3441.

Meeting Archive

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