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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
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2020 Industry Events: Saturday to Thursday—Something for everyone.

SPIE Photonics West Industry Sessions. These sessions will provide valuable information and networking for anyone, from engineers to CEOs, looking for the latest on industry insights.

Photonics West Industry Program
These sessions provide valuable information and networking for anyone — from engineers to CEOs — looking for the latest on industry insights.

Call for Entries

It's time to get your applications ready.

2020 Prism Awards Call for Entries

Prism Awards

The Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation is a leading international competition that honors the best new optics and photonics products on the market. Finalists are announced in November 2019. Winners are announced on 5 February, during Photonics West 2020.

2020 Startup Challenge Call for Entries opens this summer

Startup Challenge

The Startup Challenge is a business pitch competition for new light-based companies. New competition categories in 2020! Companies seeking both seed and Series A funding are encouraged to apply to pitch at Photonics West. The online application opens late summer.

Your badge gives you access to...

Industry talks on the Expo Industry Stage. Saturday-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday
Industry Workshops (Hamamatsu, Laser Components, Zemax) at Moscone West
 • Startup Challenge: Entrepreneurs pitch their new photonics business and compete for cash and prizes
...and a variety of other sessions

Other Special Events

These require another fee to attend or an invitation. Questions? email innovation@spie.org

VR, AR, MR 2020 Conference includes a new technical program, invited industry talks, panel discussion, a student Optical Design Challenge, courses, headset demonstrations, networking events, and more  (registration required)
Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Forum (registration required). New partnership with SPIE in 2020
IMEC Heathcare Industry Forum (invitation only)
 • Cluster Reception: leaders from regional optics and photonics clusters are welcome (RSVP required)
 • Prism Awards: The Prism Awards recognize the most innovative products on the market (tickets required)
 • Women Executives Meet-Up: talk shop, connect, and network. (RSVP required)

Also included with your badge

Access to BIOS Expo (Saturday and Sunday)
Access to the Photonics West Exhibition (Tuesday to Thursday)
Job Fair: meet over 30 recruiters on the exhibit floor including Applied Materials, BAE Systems, Coherent, Daylight Solutions, Hardin Optical, Intel, IPG Photonics, KLA Tencor, Lasertel, Lockheed Martin, Magic Leap, Newport, nmlaser, Oculus, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Quartus Engineering, Rockley Photonics, SCHOTT, The Aerospace Corp, Thorlabs, Volk Optical, Zygo (Tuesday and Wednesday)

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