The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020

Registration

Below, please find registration details, including prices, what is included with each registration type, course information, FAQs, and more.

Register online
For those paying by credit card or PayPal.

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Register via PDF
For those paying via bank transfers or administrators registering one or more people. Download the PDF Registration Form and see FAQs below for instructions.

Register for the exhibitions
Exhibtion registration is free and includes access to everything taking place on the exhibition floor, from industry sessions to product demos, in addition to the Startup Challenge final pitches on Wednesday. 

Free exhibition registration  ›

Questions? Email Customer Service


Pricing


Registration for Photonics West Conference

All online charges are made in US dollars at the current exchange rate. Conference registration prices increase by US$150 after 17 January 2020 (student and course rates increase by US$75).

Conference Registration Fees

SPIE Member

Non-member

Full-Time Student
Full meeting including one online proceedings collection $575.00 $595.00
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $400.00 $420.00
Non-Author Attendee
Full meeting including one online proceedings collection $920.00 $1070.00
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $805.00 $955.00
Program Committee
Full meeting including one online proceedings collection $845.00 $995.00
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $730.00 $880.00
Session Chair
Full meeting including one online proceedings collection $845.00 $995.00
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $730.00 $880.00
Speaker/Author
Full meeting including one online proceedings collection $845.00 $995.00
Full meeting including one online proceedings volume $730.00 $880.00

Photonics West: What is included with each registration type

  Full conference*
 
Courses & workshops only* Exhibition & industry events only
Exhibitions
Photonics West and BiOS
Industry sessions
on the exhibition floor
Job Fair
 
Startup Challenge and
Industry Workshops
Welcome Reception
 

All conference sessions, plenaries, posters, tech events, etc.
Choice of Proceedings**
view Proceedings options

Entrepreneur Program
New program, learn more

Venture Summit
New program, learn more

SPIE AR, VR, MR full registration
Co-located event, learn more


*Both Full Conference and Courses and Workshop only registration allow the ability to add on special events and other items to a registration. For more details see FAQs below. 

**Proceedings available 3 to 4 weeks after the event ends.


Course Information

Courses are priced separately and prices include applicable taxes.

Prices increase $75 after 17 January 2020.

Course-only registration includes your selected course(s), course notes, coffee breaks, and admittance to the exhibition.

Onsite, please go to 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.

SPIE Student Members receive a 60% discount on all 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.


Press Registration
For credentialed press and media representatives only. Please email contact information, title, and organization to media@spie.org


SPIE Cashier
Registration Area. Open during registration hours

Registration Payments
If you are planning to register onsite, your credit card payment will be processed during registration. If you wish to pay with cash or check, register at the “Need to Register” stations; you will be directed to the Cashier once you have completed registration except for final payment. If you have already registered and wish to add a course, workshop or special event, you may do so at the “Need to Register” stations.

Receipts and Certificate of Attendance
Preregistered attendees who need an SPIE-stamped receipt or attendees who need a Certificate of Attendance may obtain those at Badge Corrections and Receipts.

Badge Corrections
Badge corrections can be made at the Badge Corrections 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 23 January 2020; 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.


Onsite Registration and Badge Pickup Hours
The Moscone Center, North and South Lobbies
Recommended: Conference and course attendees use South Lobby

Friday 31 January 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm South Lobby
Saturday 1 February 7:30 am to 5:00 pm South and North Lobbies
Sunday 2 February 7:15 am to 5:00 pm South and North Lobbies
Monday 3 February 7:30 am to 5:00 pm South and North Lobbies
Tuesday 4 February 7:30 am to 5:00 pm South and North Lobbies
Wednesday 5 February 7:30 am to 5:00 pm South and North Lobbies
Thursday 6 February 7:30 am to 4:00 pm South and North Lobbies

FAQs

Download and fill out the PDF registration form (link above). Email or fax the form to SPIE Customer Service for an invoice and bank details (contact information is on the form).

Use the PDF to complete registrations for individuals or multiple people where you don't have login information for their account/s. If paying by credit card, fill out the PDF for each person and send it/them to SPIE customer service (contact information is on the form).

If you pay for a SPIE Photonics West full conference registration, you will gain access to everything at both events. Note: includes SPIE Photonics West Proceedings.

Your SPIE Photonics West full conference registration badge will be accepted at SPIE AR, VR, MR events.

Visit the SPIE AR, VR, MR registration webpage for registration options. All SPIE AR, VR, MR registration types will provide access to the SPIE Photonics West Exhibition, BiOS Expo, and industry sessions on the exhibition floor.

An SPIE Photonics West Exhibition only badge will grant you access to the industry events taking place on Wednesday, including the Sartup Challenge final pitches, awards presentation, and reception.

Add on items include: welcome reception guest admission tickets, digital library subscription, and additional online Proceedings. Not all registration types have access to all add on items. For example, an Exhibition only badge will not have access to welcome reception guest tickets or additional online proceedings options.

Yes, unless otherwise noted, items listed on the onsite services page are accessible to everyone.

Visit the webpage to learn more about SPIE membership.