International Conference of Physics Alumni

Queuing up at the registration desk, meeting old friends from last year, making new friends already at the Welcome Party, being totally exited and looking forward to a gorgeous week with like-minded young people from all over the world. Say goodbye at the Farewell Party – with a crying and an
auspicious eye – crying because you already miss the awesome people you just have met, auspicious because you are already looking forward to the next year – the next ICPS.

Everybody who has ever attended an ICPS knows about these feelings, these moments one will never forget. “See you next year”, might be one of the most common farewell . . .
. . . and all of the sudden you have successfully graduated and cannot attend ICPS because you are not a Physics student any more though you want to reunion with your old fellows.

What hinders you? Nothing! That’s the spirit of ICPA – the International Conference of Physics Alumni, an initiative which has been born during the Alumni Workshop at the ICPS in Zagreb 2015, that has been revitalized and is now driven by ambitious Alumni who have met and become friends through ICPS.

The organizing committee behind Peter van Arkel wants to recall this unforgettable time with amazing people as we see a great potential of alumni events and networking. We want to offer the opportunity to Alumni and students to crosslink with each other, exchange experiences, make new friends and
spend some great days together. For these reasons the ICPA is intended to be organized in close coordination with IAPS and to take place at the same time as the ICPS. There will be some common activities with the ICPS participants but also some individual time schedule for the Alumni themselves.

The preparations for the very first International Conference of Physics Alumni which will take place in the time period between 9 th and 13 th August 2018 in Helsinki are in full swing. As the final schedule is still under discussion in close cooperation with the ICPS organization committee, we want to inform you about some general contents of the ICPA so that you all know what this extended weekend will be about.

We are about to agree on several joint activities together with the ICPS attendants such selected guest lectures, the city tour in Helsinki, sports tournaments and of course some parties. But there will be also some FREE TIME for us alumni intended to be occupied for some relaxed alumni “lectures”, or own excursions in case any joined excursions will be manageable, open discussions and a lot of fun. The registration is planned to open on 14th of March.

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