SPIE Optics + Photonics registration information

Full information about signing up for the meeting in San Diego

Registration for 2023 is now closed. Registration for the 2024 event will open approximately March 2024.

We look forward to seeing you at SPIE Optics + Photonics in August 2024. Stay connected and sign up to be notified of program updates.

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Revised badge pick-up and registration hours for both the meeting and exhibition

Marriott Marquis Hotel - 3rd Floor | South Tower

Sunday 20 August

7:30 AM–5:00 PM

San Diego Convention Center - Hall A Lobby
Monday 21 August 7:30 AM–5:00 PM
Tuesday 22 August 7:30 AM–5:00 PM
Wednesday 23 August 7:45 AM–5:00 PM
Thursday 24 August 7:45 AM–2:00 PM

Registration fees in US dollars

All online charges are made in US dollars. For those paying via bank transfers or administrators registering one or more people:
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All registrations are made in US dollars.
SPIE Member Nonmember
Speaker or author, program committee, session chair $980 $1140
Technical attendee
$980 $1140
Full-time student $540 $1140
Exhibition visitor $0 $0

What is included with registration

             Full registration Exhibition visitor
All presentations, plenaries, Welcome Reception and most special events**
Welcome Reception (admission tickets may be purchased for accompanying guests)
50 proceedings downloads*
NEW - Access to Conference on Advanced Photonics  (co-located)
Optics + Photonics Exhibition
Job Fair and Career Hub

*Paid registrations include proceedings from this event, downloadable from the SPIE Digital Library. SPIE will email details on using proceedings downloads.
**Tickets to the SPIE Awards Banquet and Celebration are limited and must be purchased separately.

Special event pricing

Pricing for add-on events All attendees
Welcome Reception Guest Tickets $50
SPIE Awards Banquet and Celebration Tickets 

These can be added when registering for the meeting. Space may be limited, so purchase early.

Course registration information

Courses are priced separately and prices include applicable taxes.

  • Course-only registration includes your selected course(s), course notes, coffee breaks, and admittance to the exhibition
  • Course prices increase $75 after the deadline
  • Course prices include applicable taxes
  • Onsite, please go to the course materials pickup after you pick up your badge
  • Allow yourself enough time to register, pick up your materials, and get to your course

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 50% discount on all SPIE 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.

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Refund information

There is a $50 USD service charge for processing refunds. Requests for refunds must be received by 10 August 2023; all registration fees, including courses, 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 8398 company for authorization purposes.

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