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Special Consideration Membership

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As an international society, SPIE recognizes the need for a dues structure in geographic areas where salary levels for qualifying engineers and scientists may be an obstacle to Membership and full participation in the Society.

Therefore, the SPIE Membership Committee and SPIE Board of Directors approved a special category of membership for individuals residing in countries that are eligible for Special Economic Consideration, as selected by the World Bank. List located below.

Special Consideration Membership includes full Society privileges, such as voting and the ability to run for office.

Dues for Special Consideration Membership:

Regular Membership:
US$35 with online journal

Regular Membership for 3 years
US$98 with online journal

Early Career Membership: 1, 3, 5-year
US$20, US$54.55, and US$90.91 with online journal

Student Membership
US$10 with online journal

Benefits of SPIE Membership:

Scholarly Journals
You choose one of the SPIE's six online peer-reviewed journals-available in print or online.

SPIE Professional

Subscription to SPIE's quarterly magazine, a resource for the worldwide optics community.

Member Discounts
Save money on conference and continuing education fees, SPIE publications, and distance education.

A Voice in the Community

Vote on society business, hold office, and receive recognition through society awards and fellowships.

Career Services

Visit the SPIE Career Center, or attend an on-site job fair at selected SPIE conferences.

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China
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Iraq
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Kenya
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Korea, Democratic Peoples Republic of
Kosovo, Republic of
Kyrgyzstan
Lao Peoples Democratic Republic
Lebanon
Lesotho
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Libya
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
Madagascar
Malawi
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Maldives
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Mauritius
Mexico
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Moldova
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Panama
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