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, Coffee Breaks, the Welcome Reception for the attendee only, and access to the Conference Digest.

Please note: Once you have registered for this conference, you will automatically be emailed a Visa letter.

Registration Fees (quoted in USD$)


Prior to 22 July

After 22 July

 Member/Government $545 $600
 Non-Member $680 $750
*Post Doc/Recent Graduate Member $325 $360
*Student Member/Emeritus
(A valid Student ID is required)
$220 $240
*Student Non-Member
(A valid Student ID is required)
$270 $300
*One-Day $270 $300

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Pre-Registration Deadline: 22 July

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Phone: +1 732 562 3899

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 $50.00 for processing refunds.
Requests for Pre-Registration refunds must be received by 22 July. No requests for refunds will be accepted after this date.
*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.

Reduced Registration Fees:

In an effort to assist any who would like to attend the RAPID 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 contact Cheryl Scott at When completing the conference registration form, please indicate your country’s appropriate classification in the space provided and calculate your reduction.


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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.