Because that's the date the website was developed and prior to that we did not keep records of membership history.
If you have any other questions, feel free to email us by clicking here: APS Website Manager.
Yes, of course! Online is the standard way to register and pay. It's easy, there are two ways:
You can click on the event you want from the Home page or click on the Events tab and then the "Register" button for the event. Once you get there, it will give you prompts, like any other online shopping. You can pay online with a credit card or with a PayPal account.
If you want to pay by check, each event will have the name and address of the person to whom the check should be sent as well as a PDF registration form. Print the registration form and mail with your check to the person indicated. You can also pay with a check at the door, but those who want the early registration discount should be sure to mail in their checks before the date. We encourage online registrations to help us set up adequate seating. [If you bring a check to the conference, we encourage you to write it in advance which will speed your way to the pre-conference refreshments and conversation.]
Most likely, you forgot to log-in to the website. If you do not log-in, the system doesn’t know you are a member and will not give you the options to register as a member. In the upper right corner of any website page, you’ll see a place to login. Even if you checked "Remember me" before, you still need to click "Login" to sign in as an APS member. If you forgot your password or never had one, read the next entry.
Whether you've never signed on before, or had a password and can't remember it, follow these steps:
In the upper right corner of any page on this website, you’ll see the word "Login." Use the email address that you used when you applied for membership or registered for a conference. Then click "Forgot password" (even if you've never set a password on our website). The website will send you an email to allow you to set up (or to reset) your password. Click on the link that is in that email. There you will be prompted to type in a password. This password doesn’t need to be very secure, it can be short and simple.
Once you've set a password, go to the top of any page on this website and type in your email address and new password. Next, we HIGHLY recommend checking the box that says "Remember me" so that every time you go to our website your email address and password will be automatically filled in. All you'll need to do from now on is click “Login”, and you will be able to access all the events and information that the website has to offer.
If you've logged in, you’ll see your name in the upper right corner of any website page. Click on your name and you will be able to update the information on your profile. REMEMBER to scroll to the bottom of the page to click on "Save".
If you do not see your name, but see the word “Login”, then sign on first with your email and password. Use the email you used when you applied for membership. If you don't know your password, click HERE.
IMPORTANT, if you are changing your email:
You will now need to use this NEW email to log on, and if you have clicked "Remember me" in the past, you will have to type in the new email and your password, then "Remember me" when you log-in using your new email address for the first time.