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Press Coverage of Events


Conference registration credentials

Conference registration fees may be waived for members of the working press who wish to attend to cover an SPIE event. To avoid delays with obtaining credentials on-site, we strongly encourage you to register in advance. You may preregister and add your name to the registered press list by emailing contact information, title, and organization to mediarelations@spie.org. Your press badge will be available on-site at the registration desk.

SPIE defines "working press" as reporters, writers, editors, publishers, photographers, videographers, news artists, or webmasters who work for or produce publications, news services, broadcast outlets, or news websites that are issued regularly and primarily for the dissemination of news, and who will be attending the event for news reporting purposes.

SPIE reserves the right to deny a press badge to any person who does not regularly provide visible news coverage, at the discretion of SPIE staff.


On-site Press Room

An on-site Press Room offering internet access, a list of hot topics and other meeting coverage aids, press kits provided by exhibitors, and refreshments will be available for use by credentialed media at select SPIE Symposia.

Contact mediarelations@spie.org for information, scheduling press conferences, or other assistance.


Audio, video, and digital recording

Conferences, courses, and poster sessions

For copyright reasons, recordings of any kind are prohibited without prior written consent of the presenter. Attendees may not capture nor use the materials presented in any meeting room without written permission. Consent forms are available at the Speaker Check-In Desk. Individuals not complying with this policy will be asked to leave the session and to surrender their recording media.

Exhibition Hall

For security and courtesy reasons, recordings of any kind are prohibited without explicit permission from on-site company representatives. Individuals not complying with this policy will be asked to surrender their recording media and to leave the exhibition hall.