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SPIE Membership

Your Membership, your way
SPIE Members at Optics and Photonics Welcome Reception

Create a Membership experience that grows with you

Your professional journey is unique — and will evolve throughout your career. SPIE Membership is here to support you with the tools, resources, and connections you need each step of the way. We are proud to be your partner for professional growth, lifelong learning, career advancement, and network development.

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Build your network. Grow professionally. Engage in lifelong learning.

Choose your Membership


1-year $135

3-years $350

Lifetime $995

Emeritus $45

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Early Career Member

1-year $55

3-years $150

5-years $250

Early Career Membership is offered for five years after receiving your degree.

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Student Member

1-year $20

Student Membership is offered to students who have not yet attained their terminal degree (including all doctoral degrees). Post-docs and Members working on a second PhD or an additional advanced degree/certificate are welcome to join as Early Career Members. 

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Special economic consideration discounts are available. Learn more

Membership dues are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Membership with distinction

Member recognition programs

SPIE honors outstanding Members making a difference in the optics and photonics community through our Senior Member, Fellow, and Society Awards programs.

Support for every stage of your career

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