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Millennium Harvest House Hotel
Boulder, Colorado, United States
25 - 28 September 2016
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Important notes:

There is no onsite registration for this meeting. All attendees must have preregistered by 23 September in order to be allowed access to NIST facilities.

All foreign nationals must complete and return this form by email to james.burrus@nist.gov immediately after registering to gain access to NIST facilities. ALL fields above the DATE(S) OF VISIT must be filled in. Title of your work position and your Employer MUST be filled out, along with the employer or educational institution address and a phone number where you can be reached (work or cell phone). Access will be denied if the form is not completed and emailed in as directed.

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Pre-Registration Pricing and Dates
Conference registration prices increase by $150 USD ($75 for students) after 9 September 2016. The online form will automatically display the increased prices. 

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

Conference Registration Fees

SPIE Member


Non-Author Attendee
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $775.00 $775.00
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $775.00 $775.00
Program Committee/Session Chair
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $775.00 $775.00
Program Committee
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $775.00 $775.00
Full-Time Student
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $350.00 $350.00


Conference Registration Includes:
Admission to all conference sessions, plenaries, panels, technical group meetings, and poster sessions
Refreshment/Coffee Breaks
Tuesday Wine and Cheese Tasting Reception at NCAR
Sunday Social Mixer
Sunday Tutorial
Digital Library online proceedings

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 Badge Pick-Up Hours

Sunday 25 September 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Monday 26 September 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday 27 September 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday 28 September 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Refund Information
There is a $50 USD 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.

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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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