The registration fee includes:

  • Admission to the conference technical sessions
    All Coffee Breaks
    Welcome Reception
    Access to the conference proceedings

Registration Questions: For questions regarding registration, please contact:


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 fees and rates quoted below are in US Dollars.



           Prior to 12 June

            After 12 June

 Member $695.00 $765.00
 Non-Member $870.00 $960.00
IEEE Life Member/Emeritus $280.00 $305.00
*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 $385.00
One-Day $350.00 $385.00


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Early registration deadline is 12 June 2020, after 12 June 2020, onsite rates will apply. Pre-registration for Summer Topicals is not required but is strongly encouraged.

Reduced Fees for Student/Post Doc/Recent Graduate Members

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

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 12 June 2020. 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 2020 Summer Topicals Meeting Series, the IEEE 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 Cheryl Scott,, for further instructions.

Visa Invitation Letters

Visa invitation letters will be available once conference registration opens. To obtain a letter of invitation for visa application, please register for the conference and click “Yes” when asked “Do you require a Visa letter to participate?” on the Registration Information page. The letter will be issued automatically once your registration has been paid.


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.


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