Benefits & Services
The IEEE Photonics Society enables networking and promotes professional growth within the photonics and optics community. As a member you gain access to superior educational content and exclusive opportunities to network with peers and innovators in the field.
Stay on the cutting edge of photonics
- Gain discounted conference registrations at leading international photonics conferences.
- Receive an open access publishing member discount: 15% discount for IEEE Photonics Society members.
- Free full, online access to IEEE Photonics Society Journals.
- Free print subscription to the IEEE Photonics Newsletter, IEEE Spectrum magazine and The Institute newsletter.
- Free online access to all IEEE Photonics Society-sponsored conference proceedings.
Network with other photonics professionals
- Access the IEEE Photonics Society’s online Membership Directory.
- Engage with more than 100,000 photonics professionals and 425,000+ IEEE members in 160 different countries.
- Join one of more than 120+ IEEE Photonics Society local chapters or affinity groups, i.e. Women in Photonics and Young Professionals, worldwide.
- Mentor the next generation of engineers and photonics professionals.
Enhance your education and professional development
- Take advantage of opportunities to build leadership skills through volunteering on program committees and editorial boards.
- Receive special student rates for membership, conferences and journals.
- Open career doors with online Members-only Resources and career tools.
- Collaborate with IEEE colleagues and member groups, online or in person, to build a support group for your profession, industry, or project.
Become eligible for prestigious industry awards and recognition programs
- Become eligible for the IEEE Photonics Graduate Student Fellowship program.
- Become qualified for various technical awards and prestigious grade elevations.
- Access IEEE’s Member Discount Program, where IEEE members can take advantage of exclusive and discounted pricing on insurance and a variety of products and services that can add up to substantial savings.