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Create a Membership experience that grows with you. 

Your professional journey is unique and will evolve throughout your career. From university studies to retirement, SPIE Membership is here to support you with the tools, resources, and connections you need each step of the way. SPIE is proud to be your partner for professional growth, lifelong learning, career advancement, and network development. 

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Member benefits

Engage in lifelong learning. Grow professionally. Build your network. 

Instruction from experts in your field and discounts on online and in-person short courses

Free online or in-person professional development workshops

Access to leaders in industry, academia, and government

Reduced rates on event registrations

Opportunity for award recognition

Exclusive access to networking events

10 complimentary SPIE Digital Library downloads and discounts on additional downloads

Opportunity for selection as an SPIE Senior Member

Voting privileges to determine SPIE leadership

One complimentary journal subscription and discounts on other publications

Opportunity for selection as a Fellow of the Society

Member Lens newsletter (monthly)

Access to the SPIE.Online webinar recording archive

Opportunity to apply for Family Care Grant funding to facilitate conference attendance

Opportunities to serve in SPIE leadership

Subscription to Photonics Focus (in print and online)

Opportunity to apply for grant funding for community-building events and activities

Special reduced fees for Journal Article Processing Charges

Membership options

Individual Early Career Professional


1-year $125 $55 $20
3-year $350 $150 --
5-year -- $250 --
Lifetime $995 -- --
Retired $45 -- --
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