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Join your colleagues 28 January - 2 February 2023 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco. See below for details of what is included, plus exhibition, course, and press registration. Review pricing, SPIE Membership discounts, and more.

For those paying via bank transfers or administrators registering one or more people:
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Registration fees

All online charges are made in US dollars.

SPIE Member Nonmember
Speaker or author, program committee, session chair $980 $1,140
Technical attendee
$980 $1,140
Full-time student $545 $1,140
Exhibition visitor (includes Industry, Quantum West) $0 $0

What is included with registration

             Full registration Exhibition visitor
All presentations, plenaries, Welcome Reception and other special events
50 proceedings downloads*
Access to SPIE AR | VR | MR technical and invited program
Photonics West Exhibition and BiOS Expo
AR | VR | MR Exhibition
Industry sessions
Job Fair

*Paid registrations include proceedings from this event, downloadable from the SPIE Digital Library. SPIE will email details on using proceedings downloads.


Course registration information

Courses are priced separately and prices include applicable taxes.

  • Course-only registration includes your selected course(s), course notes, coffee breaks, and admittance to the exhibition
  • Course prices increase $75 after the deadline
  • Course prices include applicable taxes
  • Onsite, please go to the course materials pickup after you pick up your badge
  • Allow yourself enough time to register, pick up your materials, and get to your course

SPIE Member, SPIE Student Member, and student pricing

SPIE Members receive conference and course registration discounts. Discounts are applied at the time of registration. Membership can be purchased at the time of event registration.

SPIE Student Members receive a 50% discount on all courses. Student Membership can be purchased at the time of event registration.

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.

Press registration

For credentialed press and media representatives only. Please email contact information, title, and organization to

Refund policy

There is a $50 USD service charge for processing refunds for conference or course registrations. Requests for refunds must be received by 19 January 2023; all registration fees will be forfeited after this date. Membership dues, exhibit registration, or special events are not refundable.

US 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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Fax: +1 360 647 1445

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