This event is open to all with an interest and you can now register online. You are advised to read the following information and our terms and conditions prior to completing your booking.

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The registration fee is inclusive of refreshments and lunch on all days, evening exhibitor and poster receptions, conference dinner and all event material.

Accommodation is not included within the registration fee.

On-site accommodation at Aston University and at the Birmingham Hotel can be booked during registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Student accommodation, single occupancy, is available for £60 per room per night (includes breakfast) and accommodation at the Birmingham Hotel, both single and double, is available for £85.00 per room per night (including breakfast). 

Student members to register under the IOP concessionary attendee category. 

 Attendee Category   Before or on 6 July 2018   From 7 July 2018
 IOP Member   £ 450   £ 500
 IOP Concessionary   £ 325   £ 375
 Non Member   £ 570   £ 620
 Student Non Member   £ 350   £ 400


A discount of £50 will be applied to the above fee for those who register online and pay using a valid credit or debit card.

The discount will be applied at the basket page when "credit card" is selected as the method of payment. The Conferences department reserve the right to amend your fee without prior notice if an incorrect payment method is selected. Please note the discount is only available until the registration deadline.

The Industry Technology Programme (ITP) and Exhibition 

For those only attending the ITP programme, which is taking place on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 September 2018, there will be a fee of £100 to attend. Those registered for the full conference may also attend the ITP programme at no extra charge. A discount of £50 will be applied to the fee for those who register online and pay using a valid credit or debit card. Attendees to this session will have access to the ITP programme, the exhibition and catering on Tuesday and Wednesday only. Online registration for the ITP programme is now open.

Exhibition only visitors
The exhibition will also be open to non-participant visitors, enabling a broader community of potential customers. Exhibition visitors can attend free of charge and exhibitors will be encouraged to invite customers from the region to visit the exhibition during session times. To book a day pass (restricted times), please email

Exhibition opening times for visitors
Tuesday 4 September: 11:00-12:30; 14:00-15:30 and 16:00-17:30
Wednesday 5 September: 11:00-12:30 and 14:00-15:30

Cancellation and refund policy

The Institute operates a cancellation policy as follows. All cancellations must be made in writing.  Full details can be found in our terms and conditions which are available online at Please make sure you have read and understand the T&Cs before registering for the conference. Submission of a registration is regarded as a firm booking (subject to availability) and acceptance of these terms and conditions.

If the written cancellation is received by the Institute:

  • at least six weeks prior to the first day of the event, a full credit/refund will be issued
  • less than six weeks, but at least three weeks, prior to the first day of the event, a full credit/refund minus a 20% administrative charge will be issued
  • less than three weeks prior to the first day of the event, or you do not attend the event, no refund will be issued.

Register on-line

Online registration is recommended via our secure server. For those unable to register online, you can request a registration form by email to or by telephone to +44 (0)20 7470 4800.

Payment of fees

In order to ensure that it complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ("PCI DSS") and for the protection of its members and others, the Institute of Physics will only accept credit and/or debit card payments online through RBS WorldPay secure payment server. All payments must arrive by 26 August 2018. After that day, all unpaid registrations will be cancelled.

Confirmation of your payment will be sent by email once the transaction has been successfully processed. Alternative payment methods.

If you have any questions about payment for your conference registration, email or telephone +44 (0)20 7470 4800.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (extended):
    6 April 2018
  • Early registration deadline:
    6 July 2018
  • Registration deadline:
    27 August 2018

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