32nd Annual Meeting

 

October 29 – November 3, 2017
The Westin Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Conference Chair:
Vivek G. Badami, Zygo Corporation



Registration & Fees

Before you register for the Meeting, please read the Checklist below, paying particular attention to the Refund Policy.

 Register Now

 

On-line registration is preferable, but a paper registration form is available here

✓READ THE POLICIES

  • ARE YOU A STUDENT STUDYING AT A U. S. UNIVERSITY?
    If you are a graduate student or have a graduate student studying at a U.S. university and if the student can attend the technical conference from Tuesday, October 31 thru Thursday, November 2, you are eligible for a NSF Student Grant. All students meeting the above eligibility requirements should request funding. See the rules and download a very short applicationLimited grants are available. We regret that students who are studying at universities outside of the U. S. are not eligible for the NSF grant. Please register at the reduced student rate.
  • INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES
    For international attendees, consult the US State Department’s Visitor Visa Website for information on how to obtain a U.S. Visa.  Check to see if your country of citizenship participates in the Visa Waiver Program.
  • REGISTRATION POLICY
    ASPE requires that all attendees including members, nonmembers, authors, invited speakers, and session chairpersons pay the appropriate registration fees. Full Conference and Student Registration includes technical sessions, poster sessions, the commercial sessions, refreshment breaks, lunches, welcome reception, Tuesday dinner, hospitality hours and the exhibits.  In addition, all participants will receive an electronic copy of the Conference Proceedings.  Full conference participants also receive a complimentary 2017 one-year ASPE membership.
  • REFUND POLICY
    Conference fee is refundable (less a 10% handling fee) only when registration is cancelled in writing and received at ASPE headquarters before or on October 13, 2017. The same refund date applies to tutorials, with a 10% handling fee per tutorial.  Refunds will NOT be made after October 13, 2017.
  • PAYMENT
    Both U.S. and overseas participants may pay by credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa or Discover) or check. Otherwise, overseas payments must be made in U.S. dollars, by draft on a U.S. bank, or international money order. If your payment is made by transfer from a foreign bank, please include a copy of the transfer order.
  • ATTENDEE INFORMATION
    When completing the contact information on the first page, please include attendee’s contact information as it should appear in the Attendee’s List distributed at the Meeting.

✓MAKE YOUR CHOICES

  • CHOOSE YOUR CONFERENCE OPTION
    Take advantage of the reduced fee by registering on or before October 5, 2017. After this date, a higher registration fee applies.

Meeting Registration Category

Fee On or Before
5 Oct 2017
Fee
After
5 Oct 2017
Full Conference – ASPE Member $975 $1,075
Full Conference – Non-Member* $1,025 $1,125
NSF Student Grantees** $0 $0
Student – ASPE Member & Non-Member $495 $545
+One Day – ASPE Member $395 $445
+One Day – Non-Member* $445 $495

+ONE DAY REGISTRANTS
Those attendees registering for one day should specify when registering which day they will be attending.  Look for the section that says “If attending only one day, indicate which day.”

**NSF STUDENT GRANTEES
A short application is required to be submitted to ASPE for students who request this option.  All students studying at a U. S. university should request funding. For a short application and instructions visit the Scholarships page.

*JOIN ASPE NOW
Current ASPE members receive a discount on conference registration and on the tutorials. If you are not currently an ASPE Member, you can JOIN ASPE NOW at the time of conference registration for $53. The membership will entitle you to the discounted conference and tutorial rate for the Meeting. You will receive member benefits through December 31, 2017.


  • CHOOSE YOUR TUTORIALS
    Tutorials fees are listed below.  Please note – when registering on-line for a full day tutorial, you will need to choose both Part 1 and Part 2 of the tutorial.  You will need to know the name of the instructor when registering.  Tutorial Fees are in addition to the Conference Fee.

Half-Day Tutorial

Full-Day Tutorial

ASPE Member

$275

$550

ASPE Non-Member*

$300

$600

Students

$165

$330

  • DO YOU WANT A HARD-COPY OF THE PROCEEDINGS?
    Each registration fee includes an electronic copy of the Proceedings. However, if you wish to purchase a hard-copy of the Proceedings, the fee is $165.
  • DO YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN A  TECHNICAL TOUR?
    Decide if you would like to participate in one of the technical tours.  The tour fees are in addition to all other fees.
  • DO YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN A SIGHTSEEING TOUR?
    Decide if you would like to participate in the sightseeing tours.  The tour fees are in addition to all other fees.
  • EXTRA MEAL TICKETS
    If you are registered for the Full Conference (including Students), the lunches and the dinner are included in your conference fee.  However, if you bring a guest who is not registered for the conference (such as a spouse), you will have the option to purchase meal tickets for your spouse or guest.  Complete the meal chart when you register on-line.  The dinner is $150 and the lunches are $60 each.
 

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