18 - 22 August 2024
San Diego, California, US

SPIE Optics + Photonics registration information

Full information about signing up for the meeting in San Diego

Register now for the 2024 meeting and free exhibition

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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.

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Registration fees in US dollars

Fees increase $170 after 2 August. All online charges are made in US dollars.

NOTE: Join as an SPIE Member to save more than the cost of an annual Membership with a single event registration. Purchase your Membership during check-out.

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SPIE Member  Non-Member 
Speaker or author, program committee, session chair $880 $1,040
Technical attendee $880 $1,040
Student $480 $1,040
Booth Staff (must be with exhibiting company) Free Free
Exhibition visitor Free Free

What is included with registration

             Full registration

Booth Staff

Exhibition visitor
All presentations, plenaries, and special events*
Welcome Reception**
50 proceedings downloads from this event***
Optics + Photonics Exhibition
Job Fair and Career Hub

*SPIE Awards Banquet tickets are limited and require an additional purchase.
**Guest admission tickets for the Welcome Reception can be purchased separately.
***Proceedings are fully published on the SPIE Digital Library by six weeks after the event; SPIE will email notification and instructions at this time.

Special event pricing

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

Badge pick-up and registration hours for both the meeting and exhibition

Convention Center Sails Pavilion (Upper Level)
Sunday 18 August 7:15 AM-5:00 PM
Monday 19 August 7:30 AM–5:00 PM
Tuesday 20 August 7:30 AM–5:00 PM
Wednesday 21 August 7:45 AM–5:00 PM
Thursday 22 August 7:45 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

Universal time:
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14:00–00:00 April–October