Registration for technical sessions is open to all members of the scientific and technical community. It is incumbent on the authors to obtain appropriate approval to present their work to this international forum.

The registration fee includes: admission to all technical sessions, Continental Breakfast/Coffee Breaks, Welcome Reception/Poster Session for the attendee only, 1 copy of the Conference Digest (Flash Drive) and Final Program.

Registration Fees (quoted in USD$):

Type Prior to 19 June 2017 After 19 June 2017
Member $695 $765
Non-Member $870 $960
Student Member/Emeritus $280 $305
Student Non-Member $350 $385
*Post Doc/Recent Graduate Member
(see Student & Post Doc Member Registration)
$420 $460
One Day Pass $350 $385
Extra Digest on Flash Drive $50 $50

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Pre-registration Deadline: Monday, 19 June 2017

Pre-registration is not required but is strongly encouraged for quick pick-up of registration materials.

After 19 June 2017 online registration will be closed and you will need to register on-site. On-site Registration begins Monday, 10 July at 7:30am

Refund Policy for Pre-Registration:

To request a refund, please send an email to Cheryl Scott ( stating the pre-registrant's name and the payment amount. There is a non-refundable service charge of $50.00 for processing refunds.

Requests for pre-registration refunds must be received by Friday, 23 June 2017. No requests for refunds will be accepted after this date.

Reduced Registration Fees:

In an effort to assist any who would like to attend the Summer Topicals Conference 2017, the Photonics Society is now offering reduced registration fees based on World Bank country classifications. The World Bank uses four categories according to each country's gross national income per capita: High income, upper middle income, lower middle income and low income. Starting with high income countries and assigning a number 0 through 3 to each category, a reduction of 25xN % will be applied for any registrant from a given country.

If you would like to take advantage of the reduced registration fee program please contact contact Cheryl Scott ( for instructions.


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