SPIE Optics + Photonics registration information

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Check back for announcement about the 2022 event. Call for Papers will go live in October 2021.

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Online course and workshop registration


Online access

  • Online courses are pre-recorded and on-demand with access for one year from day of registration
  • Online courses are priced separately
  • Online course prices includes a 10% discount when you add an online course to your remote registration. Discount is already included in price
  • Online courses are non-refundable
  • Online courses operate under a single-user agreement and may not be shared with other parties.
  • For more information: Online Course FAQ

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 SPIE courses.
  • Student authors and presenters may register at the student rate as long as they meet the definition of a student.
  • 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.

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Refund information


There is a $50 USD service charge for processing refunds. Requests for refunds must be received by 22 July 2021; all registration fees will be forfeited after this date. Membership dues, SPIE Digital Library subscriptions, online courses 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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