APS DFD Welcomes You!

The 76th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics will be in-person only at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC, November 19 – 21, 2023. The Convention Center offers light-filled public space and displays the country’s most extensive public art collection housed outside of a museum.

The DFD Annual Meeting is one of the largest conferences in fluid dynamics, with more than 3,500 attendees expected from around the world. The objective is to promote the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in all areas of fluid dynamics. Students, postdoctoral researchers, university faculty, and researchers across government and industry are encouraged to share the latest developments in the field.

The technical program features oral presentations, posters, and videos highlighting the technical and aesthetic beauty of fluid motion. Minisymposia and Focus Sessions also provide a venue for new developments on critical topics.

There are many outstanding places to hold events in Washington, DC, but regrettably, DFD has outgrown them all as a reception venue serving food and beverages. Fortunately, we found a way to offer both a reception and access to one of the most iconic venues in Washington D.C., the National Air and Space Museum.

Sunday’s Conference Reception will be held at the Convention Center on two levels, with light appetizers and drinks for registrants.**

Monday’s exclusive access to the National Air & Space Museum is for all registrants and their guests.

For both evenings, we encourage you to make dinner reservations at D.C.’s many excellent restaurants well in advance to accommodate your needs.

We look forward to a successful meeting in November and welcoming you to Washington, D.C.


Ken Kiger, Co-Chair, 76th Annual Meeting of the APS/DFD
University of Maryland

Michael Plesniak, Co-Chair, 76th Annual Meeting of the APS/DFD
George Washington University

** The cost of the reception is included in the registration for all registrants EXCEPT undergraduates. Tickets for undergraduates and guests may be purchased for $115.

2023 APS DFD

Host Universities

  • George Washington University
  • University of Maryland
  • Howard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Virginia

Register Now!


Housing Reservations

GFM Submissions

Key Dates to Remember

Abstract Submission

  • Abstract Submission portal is CLOSED

  • For assistance, contact the APS Help Desk at abs-help@aps.org.

Gallery of Fluid Motion (GFM) Submissions

  • The GFM submission portal is CLOSED.

  • Both videos and posters must be uploaded by Friday, September 15, 2023, at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Grant Applications

  • Application Submission portal is CLOSED.

Hotel Reservations

  • The Hotel Reservation portal is OPEN. Rooms at the discounted rate are scheduled to end October 17 but may sell out before that date.


  • Registration is NOW OPEN.

  • Registration CLOSES November 21, 2023


Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001 (Directions)

Letter of Invitation

To request a Letter of Invitation, email APS (abs-help@aps.org) and include the following in your email:

  • Your name as it appears on your passport;
  • Your university/organization; and
  • Your mailing/postal address.

Need Assistance?

Abstract Submissions

Gallery of Fluid Motion Submissions

Posters: Jim Duncan, duncan@umd.edu
Videos: Kartik Bulusu, bulusu@gwu.edu

Letter of Invitation


General Information