Following the completion of renovations, the Society’s Library & Museum has begun expanding Reading Room services. All visitors to APS facilities should review the latest COVID vaccine and masking policies

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 [email protected] or 215-440-3441.

Meeting Archive