30 - 31 October 2024
Manchester, United Kingdom

SPIE Photonex onsite services

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Onsite services information

Discover details about registration, speaker check-in, food services, and other helpful information needed to navigate onsite.

Attendees stop by registration desk

Badge pick-up and registration hours

Manchester Central Convention Complex
Wednesday 30 October 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 31 October 10:00 - 16:00

Helpful information while at the event

SPIE Cashier

Location: Registration area, Exhibition Hall, Hall 5
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 Participation

Preregistered attendees who need an SPIE-stamped receipt or attendees who need a Certificate of Participation 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

Speakers are not able to present using their own devices. All conference rooms are equipped with a computer workstation, projector, screen, lapel microphone, and laser pointer.

Internet access

Complimentary wireless internet access will be available; connection speed depends on the number of users. Please read the SPIE Wireless Service Policy.

SPIE conference and exhibition app

This useful tool allows you to search and browse the programme, special events, participants, exhibitors, and more. It is free and available for iPhone and Android phones. 

If you don't already have the app you can download it here.

Child care services

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

Mother's room

Location: Please request a key from the Registration Desk

The Mothers' Room is a lockable room intended for nursing mothers. There is no storage, running water, or refrigeration available in this space.

Quiet room

Location: Please request a key from the Registration Desk

The Quiet Room is intended for silent meditation, reflection, and prayer. No mobile devices or computer use is allowed, and no food or beverages are allowed.

Lost and found

Location: SPIE Cashier

Found items will be kept at the SPIE Cashier in the Registration area during the meeting and available only during registration hours. They will be collected by Security after hours.

Luggage and coat check

Location: next to the SPIE Registration desk

Open during registration hours

Complimentary luggage, package, and coat storage are available. Please note opening hours.

Urgent message line 

An urgent message line is available during registration hours: +44 29 2089 4747.

Food and beverage services 

Complimentary coffee

Tuesday, 24 October 2023
Location: Lomond Foyer

Wednesday - Thursday, 25/26 October 2023
Location: Exhibition Hall
during Exhibition Hours

Food and refreshments for purchase

Location: Back of Hall 5