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11-16 April 2026

Onsite services for SPIE Photonics Europe

Information on services to help you navigate the onsite conference experience

Onsite services information

Find details about registration, speaker ready services, poster presentations, and other helpful information needed to navigate onsite.

Attendees entering the vent venue in Strasbourg

Badge pick-up and registration hours

Palais de la Musique et des Congrès   
Main Foyer
Sunday 7 April 7:30 - 18:00
Monday 8 April 7:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 9 April 8:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10 April 8:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11 April 8:00 - 16:00

 (Thursday is conference registration only.) For registration pricing and details visit: Registration information


Helpful information for onsite

SPIE Cashier

Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Entrance Schweitzer - Open during registration hours

Registration payments

If you are planning to register onsite, your credit card payment will be processed during registration. If you wish to pay with cash or check, register at the "Need to Register" stations; you will be directed to the Cashier once you have completed registration except 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 Ready Room  

Location: Galerie Schweitzer - Open during registration hours

All speakers must stop at the Speaker Ready Room to upload and preview their slide presentation files at least two hours before their scheduled session or the day before if they present in the first session. Speakers are not able to present using their own devices. All conference rooms have 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.

Open during registration hours  
Sunday 7 April 7:30 - 18:00
Monday 8 April 7:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 9 April 8:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10 April 8:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11 April 8:00 - 16:00

SPIE Conference and Exhibition App Information

Search and browse the programme, special events, participants, exhibitors, courses, and more. Build your personalized schedule and sync with the online MySchedule tool. Free SPIE Conference App available for iPhone and Android phones. Information about restaurants and food options is also available on the App.  Download it here  

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.

SPIE Course Materials  

Location: Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Registration Desk - Open during registration hours

Stop by to pick up course materials for the course you booked.

SPIE Luggage & Coat Check  

Foyer Schweitzer - Daily: 8:00 - 20:00

Complimentary luggage, package, and coat storage are available. Please note the posted hours; no late pickup is available.

Privacy Room  

Location: Open during registration hours. Please see SPIE Cashier for access.

This room is available for nursing mothers, silent meditation, reflection, or prayer. There is no storage, running water, or refrigeration available in this space.

SPIE Health and Safety products

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

Urgent Message Line 

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

Lost and Found 

Location: Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Cashier - 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 day, all items will be turned over to the security team of the Palais.

Food and Beverage Services

Complimentary coffee will be available at coffee stations in the following locations: 

Monday and Thursday - open during registration hours
Location: Galerie Schweitzer

Tuesday and Wednesday - open during registration hours
Location: Exhibition Hall, Hall Rhin

Food & Refreshments for Purchase

Location: Palais de la Musique et des Congrès Location

Monday and Thursday
Food Trucks will be located near the front entrance of the facility for attendees to purchase lunch.

Tuesday and Wednesday
Food stations will be available in Hall Rhin on Tuesday and Wednesday. Sandwiches, salads, and beverages will be available.


Strasbourg city centre has a great range of restaurants in many price categories. A site such as Trip Advisor will help you narrow down the selection by food, price, and location.