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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA , United States
13 - 18 February 2016
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Pre-registration for the technical conference has closed. Register onsite at the Moscone Center. Registration opens Saturday 7 February.

Exhibition and Industry Events Only (free) registration is open

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Pre-Registration Pricing and Dates
Conference registration prices increase by $150 USD ($50 for students) after 23 January 2015. The online form will automatically display the increased prices.

All online charges are made in US dollars at the current exchange rate.

Conference Registration Includes:
Admission to all conference sessions, plenaries, panels, technical group meetings, poster sessions, industry sessions, poster receptions
Admission to both the Bios Expo and Photonics West Exhibition
Welcome Reception and other social/networking events
Coffee breaks
A choice of proceedings, online, printed or CD
(excluding student registrations)

Course and Workshop Registration
Courses and workshops are priced separately.
Course-only registration includes your selected course(s), course notes, coffee breaks, and admittance to the exhibition.
Course prices increase $75 after 23 January 2015.
Course prices include applicable taxes.
Onsite, please go to Course Materials Pickup after you pick up your badge.
Allow yourself enough time to register, pick up your materials and possibly walk to a nearby facility before your course begins.
Exhibition Registration
Exhibition-only visitor registration is complimentary (includes access to all Industry Events).
Includes admission to both the Bios Expo and Photonics West Exhibition.
Press Registration
For credentialed press and media representatives only.
Please email contact information, title and organization to media@spie.org
SPIE Member, SPIE Student Member + Student Pricing
SPIE Members receive conference and course registration discounts. Discounts are applied at the time of registration.
SPIE Student Members receive a 50% discount on all courses.
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.


Onsite Registration Hours / Badge Pick-Up
San Francisco Moscone Convention Center, North Lobby

Saturday 7 February 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 8 February 7:15 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 9 February 7:15 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10 February 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11 February 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 12 February 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

SPIE Cashier
Registration Area. Open during registration hours

 • Registration Payments 
If you are paying by cash or check 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.
 • Receipts and Certificate of Attendance
Preregistered attendees who did not receive a receipt may obtain one at Badge Corrections and Receipts next to SPIE Cashier. Attendees who need a Certificate of Attendance may obtain those from the SPIE Cashier.
 • Badge Corrections
Badge corrections can be made at the Badge Corrections station. Please have your badge removed from the badge holder and marked with your changes before approaching the counter.

Refund Information
There is a $50 USD service charge for processing refunds. Requests for refunds must be received by 29 January 2015; 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.


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