San Diego Convention Center
    San Diego, California, United States
    19 - 23 August 2018
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    Registration Information

    On this page:

     • Registration Hours / Badge Pick-Up
     • Conference Registration includes
     • Course and Workshop Registration
     • Early Bird Pricing and Dates
     • Exhibition Registration
     • SPIE cashier services
     • Refund Information
     • SPIE Member, SPIE Student Member + Student Pricing
     • U.S. Government Credit Cards
     • Press Registration

    Onsite Registration and Badge Pick-Up
    Convention Center, Sails Pavilion (Upper Level)

    Sunday 17 August 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Monday 18 August 7:15 am to 5:00 pm
    Tuesday 19 August 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
    Wednesday 20 August 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
    Thursday 21 August 7:45 am to 4:00 pm

    Conference Registration
    Includes admission to all conference sessions, plenaries, panels, and poster sessions, the Exhibition, Welcome Reception, coffee breaks, and a choice of proceedings. Student pricing does not include proceedings.

    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 include applicable taxes. Onsite, please go to Course Materials Pickup after you pick up your badge.

    Multiple facilities may be used for courses; 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.

    Early Registration Pricing and Dates
    Conference registration prices increase by $150 USD (Students, $50) and course prices increase $75 after 1 August 2014. 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.
     • SPIE Student Members receive a 50% discount on all courses.
     • Student registration rates are only available 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 organization to

    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 short 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 or attendees who need a Certificate of Attendance may obtain those from the SPIE Cashier at Badge Corrections and Receipts
     • Badge Corrections
    Badge corrections can be made by the SPIE Cashier at the Badge Correction 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 7 August 2014; 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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