Registration fee

To attend the Global Nanophotonics 2017, you need to register via the online registration form. If you are a associated with the JSPS Core-to-Core Program, the registration fee is waived.  For those not yet associated with the program, a minimal registration fee of US$120 (PhP6000) is required to pay for meals for the entire duration of the conference and contribution towards rental of the conference facilities.  All meals (including Conference Banquet but excluding breakfast) during the conference will be catered.  Non-members of the JSPS core-to-core program can pay the registration fee via bank transfer or at the registration desk on 6 December 2017. An official receipt from the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (Physics Society of the Philippines) will be provided after payment of the fee. This event is a great opportunity to set new connections with the members of the JSPS Core-to-Core Network for potential academic exchange and collaboration.

Conference facilities at Sheridan resort and spaConference facilities at Sheridan resort and spa

Conference facilities at the Sheridan Resort and Spa


The online registration form also requests that you present a talk or a poster.  Once registered, you can change your information including title and abstract until the last day of registration, 27 October 2017.  After this date, we will finalize the program for printing of the Global Nanophotonics 2017 Book of Abstracts. From the  registration page, you can enter the title and short text abstract of your talk.  In addition to the text abstract submitted during the registration, we require a formatted extended abstract with representative figures. Please prepare a one-page abstract via MS word format (download MS Word template here) and send it to the GNP2017 Scientific Chair: Prof. Nathaniel Hermosa <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>.

Accommodation and travel information

Conference attendees are entitled to 30% discount when booking for accommodations at the Sheridan Resort and Spa. After registering, please visit the Sheridan Hotel online booking site to secure your accommodations during the conference. Please use the GNP2017 special discount code: GNP1217 to avail of the 30% discount. The hotel online booking requires your credit card information to secure your booking. The discount code can only be used for booking of accommodations between 4-10 December 2017.  If you organize a shared room among your known colleagues, one of you may reserve the room and nominate a credit card to guarantee your booking. You may settle and split the bill among those you've shared the room with upon arrival.  If you prefer to stay in a shared room among participants you don't personally know, please send an email to Ms. Rhea Carlos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Please plan your travel early to secure your accommodations at the conference venue.

The conference venue is located in Sabang, which is 60km north of Puerto Princessa City. While the city has many options for accommodations, we recommend staying at hotels within Sabang as it will take about 1hour to travel via local transport (bus or jeepney) to/from Puerto Princessa.  If the conference venue is booked, here are other options for accommodation in Sabang:

Puerto Princessa is the capital city of Palawan, which is an island west of the Philippines.  The most convenient way to reach Palawan is by domestic air travel via two main international port of entries, Manila and Cebu.   The three main airlines operating between Palawan and Cebu/Manila are Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air Asia. When booking via Manila, please allocate at least 3 hours of layover to transfer between international and domestic airports.  Traveling to Palawan via Cebu Mactan Airport is convenient and preferred if you can find an international route to Cebu from your location.