The full technical program is available here.

The scientific program will include four award lectures and eight invited lectures along with minisymposia, focus sessions, contributed papers, poster sessions, exhibits and the Gallery of Fluid Motion poster and video entries. We anticipate more than 3000 contributed abstracts in 2019.

APS-DFD 2019 Seattle, WA. Annual Meeting will start on Saturday, Nov 23rd

For the first time in the history of the APS-DFD Annual Meeting, this year’s scientific sessions will start on Saturday Nov 23rd at 3 pm. This is to allow for an early finish of the meeting at or shortly after, noon on Tuesday, Nov 26th.

The parallel sessions that would have traditionally been scheduled on Tuesday afternoon will be scheduled on Saturday late afternoon, allowing more flexibility for travel to Seattle from Asia, Europe and the East Coast.

We anticipate that most APS-DFD attendees will be able to arrive in Seattle on Saturday morning or early afternoon and have time to go from the airport to the hotel, have some time to freshen up and walk to the Convention Center for registration and start of the Saturday sessions. If attendees prefer to arrive on Friday, Nov 22nd, the APS-DFD block rooms will be available at most area hotels.

The APS-DFD organizers expect that attendance will be much better for the Saturday afternoon sessions that would have been on Tuesday afternoon sessions, as seen in previous years. We do not want to put the meeting attendees in the difficult spot of having to decide between attending a significant part of the scientific program of the meeting or leaving town early to avoid being in an airport on Wednesday, the busiest day of air travel in the US.

Registration and Speaker ready room will be open early in the morning on Saturday, Nov 23rd, to welcome all attendees on the first day of the meeting. Exhibits will open on Sunday morning and will close on Tuesday morning, as usual.

Flash Presentations + Poster for APS-DFD 2019 Seattle, WA.

For this year’s APS-DFD Annual Meeting that will take place on Nov 23rd to 26th in Seattle WA., there will be a new presentation option. Submissions for Oral Presentations will have the choice to be considered for a “Flash Presentation” (1 minute) to a LARGE audience (Invited Session room) followed by a Poster Presentation in the Exhibit Hall.

Selected best talks chosen by a committee for the Flash Presentation + Poster will be sorted into 3 sessions to be presented in the rooms where the Invited talks will take place. To maximize the audience and the reach of these presentations, Flash Presentations will be the only three parallel sessions in the program at that time.

The authors will submit 1 slide the day before the presentations. These slides will be put together into a single presentation to be projected in the Invited Talk rooms, timed to project for 1 minute each. Speakers will be organized ahead of time to walk up to the podium in time to give their short presentation when their slide comes up. After the session is over, the program will direct everyone to the Exhibit Hall for discussion of the posters.

If a submission is not selected for the Flash Presentation it will be sorted into the traditional 12-minute oral presentations.

This will not replace or modify in any way, the traditional Gallery of Fluid Motion Posters or the Student Poster Competition.

Awards Program

Each year the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics presents the following awards:

The 2019 award winners, each of whom will give a lecture at the meeting, will be announced in the Fall of 2019.


Invited Lectures, Minisymposia, and Focus Sessions

Twelve Invited Lectures on topics of broad interest to the DFD community will be given by experts in each field. The program also includes minisymposia (by invitation, with 20 minute presentations) and focus sessions (presentations of regular length) on topics of current importance proposed by session organizers.