SPIE Optics + Photonics registration information

Full information about signing up for the meeting in San Diego

Registration for the 2024 event will open in late May


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Registration fees in US dollars - fees increase after 2 August


All online charges are made in US dollars. For those paying via bank transfers or administrators registering one or more people use the Registration Form PDF, available by late May.

SPIE Member Nonmember
Speaker or author, program committee, session chair $880 $1,040
Technical attendee
$880 $1,040
Student $480 $1,040
Exhibition visitor $0 $0

What is included with registration


             Full registration Exhibition visitor
All presentations, plenaries, Welcome Reception* and most special events**
50 proceedings downloads***
Optics + Photonics Exhibition
Job Fair and Career Hub

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

Special event pricing


Pricing for add-on events All attendees
Welcome Reception Guest Tickets $60
SPIE Awards Banquet and Celebration Tickets 
$100

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 $100 after the early-bird 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

Exhibition registration


  • Exhibition visitor registration is free, but you must still register
  • The Exhibition is open Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and Thursday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

SPIE Membership discounts


SPIE Members receive conference and course registration discounts, which are applied at the time of registration. SPIE Student Members receive even greater discounts on courses, particularly during early registration.

SPIE Student Member registration rates are available only to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full time and have not yet received their PhD. Post-docs may not join SPIE as a Student Member.

Not an SPIE Member? Purchase Membership with your registration and receive your discounts right away. Or contact membership@spie.org for more information.

Press registration


Refund information


There is a $75 USD service charge for processing refunds for conference or course registrations. Requests for refunds must be received by 2 August 2024; all registration fees will be forfeited after this date. Membership dues and special events are not refundable.

US Government credit cards


US 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.

Contact SPIE Customer Service


Email: customerservice@spie.org
Phone: +1 360 676 3290 or +1 888 504 8171
Fax: +1 360 647 1445

Hours of operation:
8:00 AM–5:00 PM PT, Monday–Friday

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