Moscone West
San Francisco, California, United States
2 - 4 February 2020


Below, please find registration details, including prices, what is included with each registration type, course information, FAQs, and more.

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Registration for the 2020 AR VR MR Conference

All online charges are made in US dollars at the current exchange rate. Conference registration prices increase by US$150 after 17 January 2020 (student and course rates increase by US$75).

Conference Registration Fees

SPIE Member


Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $525.00 $675.00
Non-Author Attendee
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $600.00 $750.00
Program Committee
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $525.00 $675.00
Session Chair
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $525.00 $675.00
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $600.00 $750.00

AR, VR, MR: What is included with each registration type

  Full conference*
Courses & workshops only*
Industry Talks
40 keynotes
Technical Talks
Student Optical Design Challenge
Online Proceedings Volume**

Expo + Demos

Special Events
Networking, workshops, and more

SPIE Photonics West Exhibition
1,350 companies, learn more
220 companies, learn more

SPIE Photonics West Industry Program
Sessions on the exhibition floor, learn more

*Both Full Conference and Courses and Workshop only registration allow the ability to add on special events and other items to a registration. For more details see FAQs below. 

**Proceedings available 3 to 4 weeks after the event ends.

Course Information

Courses are priced separately and include applicable taxes. Prices increase $75 after 17 January 2020.

Course-only registration includes your selected course(s), course notes, coffee breaks, and admittance to the Photonics West exhibitions.

SPIE Member

SPIE Members receive conference and course registration discounts. Discounts are applied at the time of registration.

Press Registration
For credentialed press and media representatives only. Please email contact information, title, and organization to

Refund Information
There is a $50 USD service charge for processing refunds. Requests for refunds must be received by 23 January 2020; all registration fees will be forfeited after this date. Membership dues, SPIE Digital Library subscriptions or Special Events purchased are not refundable.

U.S. Government Credit Cards
U.S. Government credit card users: have your purchasing officer contact the credit card company and get prior authorization before attempting to register. Advise your purchasing agent that SPIE is considered a 5968 company for authorization purposes.


Download and fill out the PDF registration form (link above). Email or fax the form to SPIE Customer Service for an invoice and bank details (contact information is on the form).

Use the PDF to complete registrations for individuals or multiple people where you don't have login information for their account/s. If paying by credit card, fill out the PDF for each person and send it/them to SPIE customer service (contact information is on the form).

If you pay for a SPIE Photonics West full conference registration, you will gain access to everything at both events. Note: includes SPIE Photonics West Proceedings.

Your SPIE AR, VR, MR registration badge will be accepted at the SPIE Photonics West Exhibition, BiOS Expo, and activities happening on the show floors.

Add on items include: digital library subscription and additional online Proceedings. Not all registration types have access to all add on items.

Yes, unless otherwise noted, items listed on the onsite services page are accessible to everyone.

Visit the webpage to learn more about SPIE membership.