Registration will open in June 2020.

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 the conference technical sessions
  • All Coffee Breaks
  • Welcome Reception
  • Access to the conference digest.

Visa invitation letters will be available once conference registration opens in March 2020. 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.

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Registration Fees

The conference fees and rates below are quoted in US Dollars.



Prior to 10 July

After 10 July


$545.00 $600.00


$680.00 $750.00

*Post Doc/Recent Graduate Member

$325.00 $360.00
*Student Member/Emeritus
(A valid Student ID is required)
$220.00 $240.00
*Student Non-Member
(A valid Student ID is required)
$270.00 $300.00


$270.00 $300.00


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Important Conference Information


Early registration deadline: 10 July 2020, after 10 July 2020 onsite rates will apply. Pre-registration for RAPID is not required but is strongly encouraged.

Student/Post Doc/Recent Grad Registration Fees

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 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 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 10 July 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 RAPID 2020, 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.


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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