Onsite services information for SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing

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Attendees at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing

Helpful information while at the event

SPIE Cashier

Open during registration hours

Registration payments

If you are planning to register onsite, please do so at the “Need to Register” laptop station.

    • Your credit card payment will be processed during registration.
    • If you wish to pay with cash or check, you will be directed to the Cashier once you have completed registration for final payment.

If you have already registered and wish to add a course, workshop, or special event, you may do this online by signing into your SPIE account.

Receipt and Certificate of Attendance

Preregistered attendees who need an SPIE-stamped receipt or attendees who need a Certificate of Attendance may obtain those at the Cashier.

Badge Corrections

Badge corrections can be made at the Cashier. Please mark your badge with your changes before approaching the counter.

Speaker Check-in and Preview Station 

Open during Registration hours:
Sunday     11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday      7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday      7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed.          7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs.        7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
All speakers must stop at Speaker Check-In to upload and preview their slide presentation files at least two hours before their scheduled session or the day before if you present in the first session. Speakers are not able to present using their own devices. All conference rooms are equipped with a laptop, projector, screen, lapel microphone, and laser pointer.
SPIE will record the audio plus screen content of all presentations; Recordings will be published on the SPIE Digital Library with author permission only.

SPIE health and safety products   

Stop by registration to pick up face masks, hand sanitizer, and other safety products all free from SPIE. 

SPIE Conference app information

Location:Ballroom Level, City Hall Lobby
Our SPIE App developer will be onsite and available to answer any questions on its use or navigation and how to get the best user experience. We welcome your feedback.

This useful tool allows you to search and browse the program, special events, participants, exhibitors, courses, and more. It is free and available for iPHone and Android users. If you don't already have the app, you can download it here: Download the SPIE App

SPIE Bookstore 

Location: Exhibition Hall
Open during exhibition hours

Stop by the SPIE Bookstore to browse the latest SPIE Press Books, proceedings, and educational materials. While there, get a t-shirt or educational toy to bring home to the family.
Credit and debit cards only will be accepted; no cash.

SPIE Course materials

Location: Exhibition Level, Hall C Rotunda
Open during registration hours
Browse course offerings or learn more about SPIE courses available in portable formats such as online and customizable, in-company courses.

Child care services 

Kids Night Out 1-800-696-8105
Offers in-room sitter services and more.

SPIE does not imply an endorsement nor recommendation of these services. They are provided on an “information only” basis for your further analysis and decision. Other services may be available.

Did you know SPIE offers Family Care Grants to SPIE member? For more information on deadlines and how to apply check the details here.

Gender inclusive restroom

Gender neutral restrooms available. See conference app for location details.

Quiet Room

Location: Atrium Level, St. George 110
Monday through Thursday

The Quiet Room is intended for silent meditation, reflection, or prayer. No mobile devices or computer use is allowed, and no food nor beverages are allowed.

Mothers' lounge

Location: Exhibition Level, Reg Office B
Open during registration hours
The Mothers' Lounge is a lockable room intended for nursing mothers. There is no storage, running water, or refrigeration available in this space.

Urgent message line

An urgent message line is available during registration hours: 360-685-5529

Lost and Found 

Location: SPIE Cashier, Exhibition Lobby
Open during registration hours
Found items will be kept at SPIE Cashier in the Registration area during the meeting and available only during registration hours. At the end of the meeting, all found items will be turned over to the Gaylord Palms Security.

Food and refreshments for purchase

Location: Exhibition Hall Concessions
Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Concessions will have lunches and snacks available for purchase.
Credit card required.