Registration is Now Open

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.

Registration Fees (quoted in USD$)

The registration fee includes: admission to the conference; breakfast; all coffee breaks; the Welcome Reception for the attendee only; and online proceedings to Conference Digest. Online registration will remain open until conference start date. Then, onsite registration goes into effect. 

   Type Prior to 1 April  After 1 April 
Member $620.00 $680.00
Non-Member $775.00 $855.00

Student Member/Life Member

$250.00 $275.00
Non-Member Student $310.00 $340.00
Post-Doc Member $370.00 $410.00
One-Day $310.00 $340.00

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Important Information

Further information on conference and registration policies. 

Student/Post Doc/Recent Graduate Registration

A valid Student ID is required at Registration Check-in. Post Doc Member rates require verification from Supervisor at Registration Check-in. Supervisor verification can be emailed to: Cheryl C. Scott,

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.

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 1 April 2019. 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 Optical Interconnects Conference 2019, 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.

Visa Invitation Letters

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.


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.

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

Nondiscrimination 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.  Click here for more information on the IEEE Nondiscrimination policy.


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.

Paying by Check

To pay by check, send the completed registration form and check to:

IEEE Photonics Society
Optical Interconnects Conference
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: +1 732 562 3899

Registration Questions:
For questions regarding registration, please contact the IEEE Photonics Society via email.