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Know Before you register: important Information

Imaging for XR is offered as a hybrid meeting. Attendees are encouraged to participate in person, but you may also register to attend online, in real time or via the recordings. Sessions are recorded and all registrants (in-person and online) will have access to the recordings—including Q&A—until at least 1 March 2023.

EI attendees have complementary in-person access to Imaging for XR, but (for planning purposes) must indicate their desire to attend when registering for EI.

We suggest attendees explore the EI Short Course offerings to supplement their Imaging for XR experience.

Imaging for XR registrants may take advantage of the EI hotel reservation block. See below for details. 

Registration* Fees

Register Now

Jan 1
member $325 $395
$350 $420
student** (includes membership thru 12/31/23)
$50 $85

member $150 $185
non-member $175 $210
student** (includes membership thru 12/31/23)
$25 $50

 Register 3 or more people from the same institution and receive 10% off the total. Contact [email protected] for details.

BANK TRANSFERS: If you wish to use a bank transfer, a US$25 fee is added; please contact [email protected] to arrange.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: To cover bank charges and processing fees, there is a cancellation fee of $75 thru January 1, 2023. After that date, the fee is $75 + 50% of registration. There are no refunds for students and no refunds will be given after January 17; you may transfer your registration to another IS&T event through January 17. Requests for a refund or transfer must be made in writing.

*Your paid registration signifies your agreement to be recorded (voice and/or video) in the course of normal business, such as during the Q&A portion of a live event. All recordings of live events will be available for viewing by all paid registrants, and may be used for IS&T promotional purposes.

**Student status ends with awarding of PhD.

Meeting Location

XR for Imaging 2023 takes place at Parc 55, where we offer a special lodging rate for attendees.

Parc 55 is just off San Francisco’s famous Union Square; 500 feet (2-minute walk) from the Powell Street BART (metro) Station; and 1/2 mile from SFMOMA (open late on Thursday nights).

(official title: Parc 55 San Francisco – a Hilton Hotel)
55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
+1 415-392-8000 / Website 

Lodging Reservations

Reservation deadline: 6 January 2023  RESERVE YOUR ROOM NOW

Standard Single/Double      $229++
Standard Triple                    $249++
Standard Quad                    $269++
++ current San Francisco tax is 16.95%. Room rate includes internet access.

Attendees may make reservations directly with the hotel either via

  • Reservation Web Link
  • by calling 1-800-HILTONS and requesting the negotiated convention/meeting rate for "Electronic Imaging 2023".
Check-in time: 15:00; guests arriving before 15:00 are accommodated as rooms become available
Check-out time: 11:00
Hotel's Guest Services can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending functions on departure day.
Early Departure Fee: Please Note—Guests who check out prior to their scheduled checkout date are charged an early checkout fee (currently one night's room + tax). Guests wishing to avoid an early checkout fee should advise the Parc 55 at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.


Transportation to/from Parc 55

  • Parc 55 is located less than 500 feet, a 2-minute walk, from the Powell Street BART (metro) Station.
  • Self-parking is not available; valet parking is $85.50+tax (as of November 2022).

Local Airports

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 13 miles, 35-minute drive
  • Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK): 13 miles, 35-minute drive
  • San Jose International Airport (SJC): 46 miles, 60-minute drive

Ground Transportation from SFO and OAK

  • Both SFO and OAK are accessible via BART and cost around $10/one way. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes from SFO and 40 minutes from OAK.
  • Uber from SFO ranges from $30-50 on average depending on time of day/type of car.
  • Taxi fares are around $56.


January weather in San Francisco averages 58˚F (14˚C), with 30% chance of rain during the month.

Safety and Covid-19

Your well-being is of paramount importance to IS&T and the color community. As such, IS&T strongly encourages the use of KN95 masks while attending indoor events. As possible, social distancing measures will be implemented, and masks and sanitizer will be provided.

The hotel has assured us that anyone testing positive will be able to quarantine in their room and should it be necessary to extend one’s stay, the conference rate will be honored. There are a number of testing sites near the hotel and hotel and IS&T staff will work to ensure you are taken care of.

For more information about transmission data and local ordinances and services, please visit:
San Francisco city covid information
California Covid Response

IS&T Code of Conduct/Anti-Harassment Policy— The Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T; is dedicated to ensuring a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity/expression, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, language spoken, national origin, and/or religion. As an international, professional organization with community members from across the globe, IS&T is committed to providing a respectful environment where discussions take place and ideas are shared without threat of belittlement, condescension, or harassment in any form. This applies to all interactions with the Society and its programs/events, whether in a formal conference session, in a social setting, or on-­‐line.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, etc., as well as deliberate intimidation; stalking; harassing photography, recording, or postings; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Please note that the use of sexual language and/or imagery is never appropriate, including within conference talks, online exchanges, or the awarding of prizes. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Those participating in IS&T activities who violate IS&T Code of Conduct/Anti-Harassment Policy or IS&T’s Publications Policy may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference and/or membership without a refund at the discretion of IS&T. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the IS&T Executive Director or e-mail [email protected] immediately. Please note that all reports are kept confidential and only shared with those who “need to know”; retaliation in any form against anyone reporting an incident of harassment, independent of the outcome, will not be tolerated.