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Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
26 - 29 September 2016
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Onsite Services

SPIE Security + Defence 2016 will be held at:

Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Onsite Registration Hours / Badge Pick-Up
Strathblane Hall

Sunday 25 September 15:00 to 18:00 hours
Monday 26 September 07:30 to 17:00 hours
Tuesday 27 September 08:00 to 17:00 hours
Wednesday 28 September 08:30 to 17:00 hours
Thursday 29 September 08:30 to 16:00 hours
Exhibition Hours
Tuesday 27 September 10:00 - 17:00 hours
Wednesday 28 September 10:00 - 16:00 hours

Conference Registration 

Includes admission to all conference sessions, plenaries, panels, and poster sessions, admission to the Exhibition and Industry Sessions, Welcome Reception, coffee breaks, and a choice of online proceedings.

Exhibition Registration
Exhibition-Only registration is complimentary.

Early Registration Pricing and Details
Conference registration prices increase by £105/$150 (Students, £35/$50) after 9 September 2016. The online form will automatically display the increased prices.

SPIE Member, SPIE Student Member, and Student Pricing

 • SPIE Members receive conference and course registration discounts. Discounts are applied at the time of registration.

 • Student registration rates are available only to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full time and have not yet received their Ph.D. Post-docs may not register as students. A student ID number or proof of student status is required with your registration.

Press Registration
For credentialed press and media representatives only. Please email contact information, title, and organisation to media@spie.org.

SPIE Cashier
Registration Area | Open during registration hours

Registration Payments
If you are paying by cash or cheque as part of your onsite registration, wish to add a course, workshop, or special event requiring payment, or have questions regarding your registration, visit the SPIE Cashier.  
Receipt and Certificate of Attendance
Preregistered attendees who did not receive a receipt or attendees who need a Certificate of Attendance may obtain those from the SPIE Cashier.
Badge Corrections
Badge corrections can be made by the SPIE Cashier. Please have your badge removed from the badge holder and marked with your changes before approaching the counter.

Refund Information 
There is a €40 service charge for processing refunds. Requests for refunds must be received by 15 September 2016; all registration fees will be forfeited after this date. Membership dues, SPIE Digital Library subscriptions, or Special Events purchased are not refundable. 

U.S. Government Credit Cards 
U.S. 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 5968 company for authorization purposes. 

Speaker Check-In and Preview Station
Lamond Foyer | Monday through Thursday 08:00 to 17:00 hrs

  • All conference rooms have a computer workstation, projector, screen, lapel microphone, and laser pointer.
  • All presenters are requested to come to Speaker Check-In (in your conference room) during the breaks with their memory devices or laptops to confirm their presentation display settings.

Poster Setup Instructions
Cromdale Hall 
Wednesday 28 September 2016 - 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm (17.45 - 19.30)

  • Poster presenters can begin to post their papers at 10.00 hours on Monday.
  • Each poster presenter is provided a space 0.95 x 1.20m in which to display a summary of the paper. Poster presenters will stand by their posters from 17.45 to 19:30 to answer questions.
  • Poster presenters who have not set up by 17.45 on Tuesday will be considered a "no show" and their manuscript will not be published.
  • Posters must be removed at the end of the poster session since the poster boards will then be removed and the remaining posters discarded.  SPIE assumes no responsibility for posters left up after the end of each poster session.

Internet Access
Wireless Internet
Complimentary Wireless Internet will be available. Connection speeds will depend on the number of users. Please read the SPIE Wireless Internet Service Policy.   

SPIE Conference and Exhibition App 
Download the free SPIE Conference App, available for iPhone and Android phones. Search and browse the programme, special events, participants, exhibitors, and more.

Urgent Message Line
An urgent message line is available during registration hours: +44 29 2089 4747. Attendees should check the message board in the registration area for any messages held for them.

Business Centre 
Morrison Street
Open during Registration Hours
Services include copying, and printing options. For directions please contact the registration desk.

SPIE Luggage + Coat Check
Strathblane Hall | Open during Registration Hours
Luggage, package, and coat storage are available free of charge. Please note opening hours.

Urgent Message Line
An urgent message line is available during registration hours: +44 29 2089 4747. Attendees should check the message board in the registration area for any messages held for them. 

Food and Beverage Services

Coffee Breaks

Monday/Thursday – in Conference Room Foyers; Tuesday/Wednesday – Strathblane Hall
10:00 and 15:00 hrs.
Complimentary coffee will be served twice daily, at 10:00 and 15:00 hrs. Check individual conference listings for exact times and locations.

Food and Refreshments for Purchase

Strathblane Hall
Open during Registration Hours
There is a coffee stand in the Registration area where small snacks and coffee can be purchased. A wider selection of food can be found in the surrounding restaurants. 

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