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Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
14 - 18 April 2019
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Meet leading global suppliers

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Expo

You get a lot for free
Your expo registration includes over 300 exhibiting companies, plenary presentations, industry sessions, a job fair, product announcements, networking events, and more.

Don't miss this key technical exhibition for researchers, engineers, product developers, and purchasers who specialize in optics and photonics. Meet suppliers who provide everything from components to the most advanced sensor systems. Download the Exhibition Guide today!

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2019 Exhibition dates and hours

Tuesday 16 April 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday 17 April 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 18 April 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

See who's exhibiting and what they offer

View the 2019 exhibitors for SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing     View the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2019 Floor Plan


Attend the plenary presentations
Your free expo registration gives you access to all three plenary sessions. Don’t miss these notable speakers talking about the hottest topics.

Your free expo badge gives you access to plenary presentations

Monday evening:
Dr. Philip Perconti
Director, US Army Research Laboratory (USA)
and
Albert "Skip" Rizzo Director
Medical Virtual Reality, Institute for Creative Technologies; Research Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and School of Gerontology Univ. of Southern California (USA)

Tuesday morning:
Dr. Timothy Grayson
Office Director, Strategic Technology Office DARPA (USA)

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Find advanced technologies

Infrared sources, detectors, and systems Optical components including specialized lenses and coatings
Chemical and biological sensing High-speed imaging and sensing
High-precision optics manufacturing LIDAR
Cameras and CCD components Robotics
Displays Law enforcement technology
Imaging components, equipment, and systems Photonic sensors, spectroscopy, multi-spectral, hyperspectral
Fiber optic components, equipment, and systems Fiber sensors
Lasers and other light sources, laser accessories, and laser systems

Gain insights at industry sessions
Free sessions on the exhibition floor will provide valuable information and networking for anyone, from engineers to CEOs, looking for insight about the future and what is possible now.

Attend free industry sessions on the exhibition floor

2019 Topics to include

  • LiDAR for autonomous vehicles
  • Non-automotive LiDAR for 3D sensing
  • CMOS-based imaging
  • Cybersecurity
  • Exporting and the defense industry
  • Quantum
  • Sensors for agriculture applications
  • Sensing for security and defense applications
  • Updates from DARPA

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Meet recruiters at the 2-day job fair
Speak with recruiters from companies currently looking to hire. Whether you are looking for a better job, re-entering the workforce, or just starting out, plan to visit the Job Fair. Come prepared to discuss your skills and talents with leading companies.

Past recruiters included BAE Systems, L3, General Dynamics, Luminar, Johns Hopkins, and others. The list of companies will be available soon and will continue to grow right up to the event.

Meet recruiters at the Job Fair

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Connect at networking events
Make connections at events with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Connect at networking events

Welcome Reception
Monday, 15 April 7 to 8:30 pm, Power Plant Live
Come to this informal networking event that will be held at Baltimore’s premier dining and entertainment destination, located just one block from the world-famous Inner Harbor.

Expo Appy Hour
Tuesday, 16 April 5 - 6 pm, Exhibition Hall
Enjoy free appetizers and drinks while you learn about products and services offered by top companies in the industry.

Coffee breaks
Tuesday through Thursday, Exhibition Hall
Complimentary coffee will be served twice daily at various locations throughout the Exhibition Hall. Don’t miss the additional early morning Tuesday coffee meet and greet before the plenary presentation.

Dedicated exhibition hour
Wednesday 17 April and Tuesday, 18 April 10 to 11 am, Exhibition Hall
This hour is all about the exhibition, nothing else is taking place, so it is a great time to connect with anyone balancing a busy schedule for the week.


Experience AR VR technology for yourself
Take part in Augmented and Virtual Reality demonstrations of spacecraft instruments and hardware, as well as other technologies and user interfaces from Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory. Happening at the exhibition.

See technology in action at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2019

Above, two users collaborating in Augmented Reality Mission Operations UseR eXperience (ARMOUR X), a Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Augmented Reality System. A similar experience will be available on the exhibition floor in Baltimore.


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Build your skills to advance your career by adding a course.

Take a course at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2019

30 courses take place at the conference
Get technical training from experts in academia and industry. We offer courses on the latest approaches in sensors, IR systems, radiometry, deep learning, and new courses on blockchain and quantum.(Courses are priced separately.)

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