Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, United States
26 - 30 April 2020

Registration Pricing + Details

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

Register online
For those paying by credit card or PayPal.

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Register via PDF
For those paying via bank transfers or administrators registering one or more people. Download the PDF Registration Form and see FAQs below for instructions.

Register for the exhibitions
Exhibition registration is free and includes access to everything taking place on the exhibition floor, from industry sessions to product demos, in addition to the Startup Challenge final pitches on Wednesday. 

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Registration for Defense + Commercial Sensing 2020

All online charges are made in US dollars at the current exchange rate. Conference registration prices increase by US$150 after 10 April 2020 (student and course rates increase by US$75).

Conference Registration Fees

SPIE Member


Full-Time Student
Full meeting including one online proceedings collection $585.00 $605.00
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $410.00 $430.00
Non-Author Attendee
Full meeting including one online proceedings collection $930.00 $1080.00
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $815.00 $965.00
Program Committee
Full meeting including one online proceedings collection $855.00 $1005.00
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $740.00 $890.00
Session Chair
Full meeting including one online proceedings collection $855.00 $1005.00
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $740.00 $890.00
Full meeting including one online proceedings collection $855.00 $1005.00
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $740.00 $890.00

Defense + Commerical Sensing: Included with each registration type

  Full conference*
Courses & workshops only* Exhibition & industry program only
Industry Program
on the exhibition floor
1-Day Automotive Forum
(part of Industry Program)
Job Fair
Welcome Reception
All conference sessions, plenaries, posters, tech events, etc.
Choice of Proceedings**
view Proceedings options

SPIE Smart Structures + Nondestructive Evaluation
Co-located event, learn more

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

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

Conference Registration

Full conference registration fees include admission to all conference sessions, plenaries, panels, and poster sessions; the exhibition and industry sessions; Welcome Reception; daily coffee and tea breaks; and a choice of online proceedings. For 2020, this also includes admission to the co-located SPIE Smart Structures + Nondestructive Evaluation conferences and technical sessions.

Course and Workshop Registration

Courses are priced separately and prices include applicable taxes.

Prices increase $75 after 10 April 2020.

Course-only registration includes your selected course(s), course notes, coffee breaks, and admittance to the exhibition and industry program.

Onsite, please go to Course Materials Pickup after you pick up your badge. Allow yourself enough time to register, pick up your materials, and get to your course.

Exhibition Registration

Exhibition-Only visitor registration is complimentary.

Early Registration Price Deadline

Conference registration prices increase by US$150 (Students, $50) and course prices increase $75 after 10 April 2020. The online form will automatically display the increased prices.

SPIE Member, SPIE Student Member, and Student Pricing

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

SPIE Student Members receive a 60% discount on all courses.

Student authors and presenters may register at the student rate as long as they meet the definition of a student.

Student registration rates are available only to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full time and have not yet received their Ph.D. Post-docs may not register as students. A student ID number or proof of student status is required with your registration.

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

SPIE Cashier
Registration Area. Open during registration hours

Registration Payments
If you are paying by cash or check as part of your onsite registration, wish to add a course, workshop, or special event requiring payment, or have questions regarding your registration, visit the SPIE Cashier.

Receipts and Certificate of Attendance
Preregistered attendees who need an SPIE-stamped receipt or attendees who need a Certificate of Attendance may obtain those at Badge Corrections and Receipts.

Badge Corrections
Badge corrections can be made by the SPIE Cashier at the Badge Corrections station. Please have your badge removed from the badge holder and marked with your changes before approaching the counter.

Refund Information
There is a $50 USD service charge for processing refunds. Requests for refunds must be received by 16 April 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.

Onsite Registration and Badge Pickup Hours
Anaheim Convention Center, Main Entrance Lobby, Level 1

Sunday 26 April 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Main Entrance Lobby, Level 1
Monday 27 April 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Main Entrance Lobby, Level 1
Tuesday 28 April 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Main Entrance Lobby, Level 1
Wednesday 29 April 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Main Entrance Lobby, Level 1
Thursday 30 April 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM Main Entrance Lobby, Level 1


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 full conference registration for either SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing or SPIE Smart Structures, you will gain access to everything at both events. Note: The Proceedings available and included with registration will align with whichever event you have registered.

Your SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing full conference registration badge will be accepted at SPIE Smart Structure events.

Visit the Registration page for SPIE Smart Structures + Nondestructive Evaluation webpage for registration options. A full registration to SPIE Smart Structures will provide access to the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Exhibition and industry sessions on the exhibition floor.

An SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Exhibition-only badge will grant you access to all industry events taking place on the show floor.

Add on items include: welcome reception guest admission tickets, digital library subscription, and additional online Proceedings. Not all registration types have access to all add on items. For example, an Exhibition only badge will not have access to welcome reception guest tickets or additional online proceedings options.

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

Visit the webpage to learn more about SPIE membership.