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.

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!


Hotel Reservations

Instructions for Presenters & Session Chairs

Meeting Highlights


  • Awards Session: Presentation of Awards and DFD Fellowships (Otto LaPorte Lecture, Stanley Corrsin Award)
    Level 3, Ballroom ABC, 10:30 am – 12:55 pm

  • Conference Reception
    Levels 2 and 3, 6:35 pm – 8:00 pm


  • GFM and Student Poster Prize Ceremony
    Level 2, Hall D, 3:34 pm – 4:25 pm

  • Air and Space Museum
    Independence Ave. Entrance, 6:30 pm – 10 pm


  • Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award for Fluid Mechanics Talk
    Level 3, Ballroom A, 11:40 am – 12 noon

  • Francois Frenkiel Award in Fluid Dynamics Talk
    Level 3, Ballroom B, 11:40 am – 12 noon

Key Dates to Remember

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)

WiFi Networks

  • The free Building Wi-Fi network is “Free Convention Center Wi-Fi”. No password but you will be prompted to create an account.

  • Free, limited Wi-Fi in Hall D
    Network Name: APS
    Password: APS2023!

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