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 conference’s general information and registration hours can be found here: IPC 2018 General Information Reg Hours 

The registration fee includes:

  • Admission to the conference
  • All coffee breaks
  • IPC Awards Banquet Dinner (Monday) for the attendee only
  • Student/Young Professionals Poster Session & Reception (Wednesday) for the attendee only
  • One copy of the final program, and access to the Conference Digest

Please note: If paying by credit card, please register via online registration link (available July 2018).

If paying by check or wire transfer, please contact Cheryl Scott/ for instructions.

Registration Fees (quoted in USD$)


Prior to 30 August

After 30 August

 Member $695.00 $765.00
 Non-Member $870.00 $960.00
*Post Doc/Recent Graduate Member $420.00 $460.00
*Student Member/Emeritus
(A valid Student ID is required)
$280.00 $305.00
*Student Non-Member
(A valid Student ID is required)
$350.00 $361.00
*One-Day $250.00 $285.00
*Two-Day $450.00 $485.00

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Early registration deadline: 30 August 2018, after 30 August onsite rates will apply.

Pre-registration for IPC is not required but is strongly encouraged.

On-site Registration Hours:

The IEEE Photonics Society Registration will be located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer.

Sunday, 30 September      8:00am – 6:00pm
Monday, 1 October            7:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, 2 October           8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday, 3 October      8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday, 4 October          8:00am – 10:00am

*Student and Post Doc/Recent Graduate Member Registration Fees:

A valid Student ID is required at Registration Check-in.  Post Doc Member rates require verification from Supervisor at Registration Check-in.
IEEE Photonics Society defines a Recent Graduate Member as a Photonics Society member who is within a 3-year time period of receiving their last degree.

Paying by Check or Wire Transfer:

If you are interested in paying your registration fee by check or wire transfer, please contact Cheryl Scott/ for instructions.

Refund Policy for Pre-registration:

To request a refund, please send a letter stating the pre-registrant’s name and the payment amount. There is a non-refundable service charge of $50 for processing refunds.

Requests for pre-registration refunds must be received by 30 August 2018. 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 IEEE Photonics Conference 2018, 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 N=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 go to the World Bank website at and locate your country’s classification. Calculate your reduction.

Please contact contact Cheryl Scott ( for instructions.

Please note:

If paying by credit card, please register via online registration link.
If paying by check or wire transfer, please contact Cheryl Scott/ for instructions.


The proceedings of this event are made available to all conference registrants. However, technical session presentations are the sole property of the presenter and not considered part of the conference proceedings. Therefore, it is against IEEE Photonics Society policy to record or copy any and all of the presentation materials and information unless having prior written consent from the author. Anyone who does not adhere to this policy may be subject to disciplinary actions.


Attendance at, or participation in, this conference constitutes consent to the use and distribution by IEEE of the attendee’s image or voice for informational, publicity, promotional and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic communications media.  No flash photography will be used.

Video recording by participants and other attendees during any portion of the conference is not allowed without special prior written permission of IEEE.

Photographs of copyrighted PowerPoint or other slides are for personal use only and are not to be reproduced or distributed.  Do not photograph any such images that are labeled as confidential and/or proprietary.

Non Discrimination Policy:

IEEE is committed to the principle that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, services, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by IEEE policy and/or applicable laws.  For more information on the IEEE policy visit,

Student, YP and Women in Photonics Travel Grants

The IEEE Photonics Society is awarding a select number of student, young professional and Women in Photonics Members with travel grants for IPC 2018. The grant funds are intended to be used for travel, lodging expenses and registration to the conference.

Deadline: Friday, 15 June, 2018.

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