The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Industry Events
Executive Women's Meetup
Date: Monday 3 February 2020
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Marla - InterContinental Hotel, Fremont (5th Floor)
This is an invitation-only event for women executives in the optics, photonics, and photonics-enabled community to meet up, talk shop, network, and enjoy a glass of wine.

This event follows the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Presentation and Reception.

Female executives interested in attending may email mega@spie.org.
Export Control Working Group: Cameras
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Jen D TBD marriott
SPIE, in conjunction with the Department of Commerce Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC), has established working groups comprised of industry and university representatives to assist in identifying and developing proposals related to improving the export control system in the areas of Detector & Cameras, Lasers and Lenses & Optics.

Discussion Topic: Detectors and Cameras
* Uncooled
* Cooled
* SWIR
* Cryocoolers
* ROICs
* Image Intensifiers


Moderator

Jennifer Douris O'Bryan, Director, Government Affairs, SPIE

If you are interested in joining for one or more of these meetings, contact SPIE Government Affairs Director Jennifer Douris at jennifero@spie.org to be added to the distribution list for meetings and activities.
Export Control Working Group: Lasers
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Jen D TBD marriott
SPIE, in conjunction with the Department of Commerce Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC), has established working groups comprised of industry and university representatives that will assist in identifying and developing proposals related to improving the export control system in the areas of Detector & Cameras, Lasers and Lenses & Optics.

Discussion Topic: Lasers
* Fiber
* Diode
* High Powered


Moderator

Jennifer Douris O'Bryan, Director, Government Affairs, SPIE

If you are interested in joining for one or more of these meetings, contact SPIE Government Affairs Director Jennifer Douris at jennifero@spie.org to be added to the distribution list for meetings and activities.
Export Control Working Group: Lenses and Optics
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Jen D TBD marriott
SPIE, in conjunction with the Department of Commerce Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC), has established working groups comprised of industry and university representatives to assist in identifying and developing proposals related to improving the export control system in the areas of Detector & Cameras, Lasers and Lenses & Optics.

Discussion Topic: Lenses and Optics


Moderator

Jennifer Douris O'Bryan, Director, Government Affairs, SPIE

If you are interested in joining for one or more of these meetings, contact SPIE Government Affairs Director Jennifer Douris O'Bryan at jennifero@spie.org to be added to the distribution list for meetings and activities.
Photonics Cluster Reception
Date: Monday 3 February 2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: JenD or Marla - may need F&B at Intercon
Leaders from regional optics and photonics clusters are invited to join this SPIE-hosted reception. Connect with your peers while enjoying drinks and appetizers, compare notes, and hear an update from your peers abroad on efforts to raise awareness of photonics in their homeland, as well as a brief report on the SPIE Photonics Industry Analysis project.
PRISM Awards Ceremony and Banquet
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel, Yerba Buena Ballroom (Lower Level)
The Prism Awards is celebrating 12 years—and this year we expect to recognize new products that influence and improve our lives on a daily basis.

Winners announced on 5 February, the Wednesday evening of SPIE Photonics West 2020. This gala has become the largest gathering of CEOs and VIPs in the photonics industry.

Ticket information or other questions, email innovation@spie.org


Presented by
SPIE

Media Sponsor
Photonics Media
SPIE Job Fair
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Expo Floor: exhibits
Top employers are coming together to interview and hire candidates at Photonics West 2019.

Whether you are looking for employees or looking for a job, this is your chance to connect with the best. Meet over 30 recruiters on the exhibit floor including OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, IPG Photonics, Quartus Engineering, Intel, SCHOTT North America, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Rockley Photonics, Luminar Technologies, Daylight Solutions, Newport, KLA Tencor, BAE Systems, The Aerospace Corp, Zygo Corporation, Thorlabs, Applied Materials, nmlaser, Oculus, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co, Lasertel, Coherent, Hardin Optical, Volk Optical, Inc., Magic Leap, and more.
SPIE Job Fair
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Expo Floor: exhibits
Top employers are coming together to interview and hire candidates at Photonics West 2019.

Whether you are looking for employees or looking for a job, this is your chance to connect with the best. Meet over 30 recruiters on the exhibit floor including OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, IPG Photonics, Quartus Engineering, Intel, SCHOTT North America, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Rockley Photonics, Luminar Technologies, Daylight Solutions, Newport, KLA Tencor, BAE Systems, The Aerospace Corp, Zygo Corporation, Thorlabs, Applied Materials, nmlaser, Oculus, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co, Lasertel, Coherent, Hardin Optical, Volk Optical, Inc., Magic Leap, and more.
Entrepreneur Program: Pre-Seed Stage Healthcare
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Room 2022 (West Level Two)
Startup Challenge semi-finalists pitch their business to a panel of expert judges and compete to move on to the Startup Challenge finals.
Entrepreneur Program: Pre-Seed Stage Optics
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Room 2024 (West Level Two)
Startup Challenge semi-finalists pitch their business to a panel of expert judges and compete to move on to the Startup Challenge finals.
Entrepreneur Program: Seed Stage Healthcare
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Moscone West: Room 2022 & 2024
TBD
Entrepreneur Program: Think like an Entrepreneur—Biomedical Focus
Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: JenD - room near BIOS conferences
TBD
Entrepreneur Program: Healthcare Founders Panel
Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Expo Floor: Industry Stage
TBD
Entrepreneur Program: Healthcare Investors Panel
Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Expo Floor: Industry Stage
TBD
Entrepreneur Program: Pitching 101
Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Moscone West: Room 2022 PR
TBD
Entrepreneur Program: Building a Team to Build Your Business - panel
Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Moscone West: Room 2022 PR
TBD
Entrepreneur Program: Investment: Milestones and Money (panel)
Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Moscone West: Room 2022 PR
TBD
Entrepreneur Program: Risk 2 Value Course
Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Moscone West: Room 2022 PR
TBD
Entrepreneur Program: Lunch & Strategy Discussion
Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Moscone West: Room 2020 PR
TBD
IMEC - Healthcare Technology Seminar
Date: Monday 3 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jen D TBD marriott
ITF2020 Health will focus on the potential of integrated silicon photonics for revolutionary healthcare solutions such as precision medicine. Visible light is the common probe in medical diagnostic testing devices. It is used to count and visualize cells, analyze biological tissues, determine DNA sequences, etc. Up until now, doctors needed to resort to big microscopes and spectroscopes. But what if we could make these devices more compact and low-cost, smart and easy to use? Surely, that would open the door to new, widely accessible approaches for diagnostics, therapy and follow-up.

Developing such systems is possible by integrating photonic and electronic circuits on silicon chips that combine miniaturized versions of optical components such as lasers, waveguides, modulators, photodetectors, filters and ring resonators. Such hybrid biophotonic chips are suitable for mass production. And when hundreds and thousands of them work in parallel, it results in an extremely high testing throughput.

As a pioneer in photonic technologies for sensors and diagnostic systems, imec leads the development of such biophotonic chips. That’s why ITF2020 Health is your opportunity to delve into this new and promising research domain.
Entrepreneur Program: Customer Discovery - NSF Icorps Instruction
Date: Monday 3 February 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Moscone West: Room 2022 PR
TBD
Entrepreneur Program: Office Hours - Teams and Mentors
Date: Monday 3 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Moscone West: Room 2020 & 2022 PR
TBD
Entrepreneur Program: Networking Lunch
Date: Monday 3 February 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Moscone West: Room 2022 PR
TBD
Entrepreneur Program: Seed Stage Optics
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Moscone West: Room 2022 & 2024
TBD
Entrepreneur Program: Lunch with Keynote Speaker
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Moscone West: Room 2022 PR
TBD
Entrepreneur Program: M&A Trends in Photonics (speakers)
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Moscone West: Main Stage
TBD
Entrepreneur Program: Investing in Photonics (panel)
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Moscone West: Main Stage
TBD
Entrepreneur Program: Series A/B Pitches
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Moscone West: Room 2022 PR
TBD
Sensors and Instrumentation Export Control Meeting
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Jen D TBD
Members of the public who are not members of the TAC are welcome to attend this meeting. The meeting will include discussions regarding current export licensing statistics, control of emerging and foundational technology, end user and use controls and other matters affecting export of technology. Officials from the Bureau of Industry and Security within the Department of Commerce will be present for this meeting.

Moderator

Jennifer Douris O'Bryan, Director, Government Affairs, SPIE

Industry Workshop: Laser Components
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Moscone West: Room 2002 PR
TBD
Industry Workshop: Hamamatsu
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Moscone West: Room 2004 PR
TBD
Industry Workshop: How to Design and Package a Maksutov Telescope Using OpticStudio and a New Solution from Zemax
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Moscone West: Room 2006 PR
Description

Zemax enables optical design teams to design, communicate, and collaborate on building optical products right the first time. Optical engineers can continue to rely on OpticStudio for reliable and accurate calculations. With Zemax’s new solution, CAD users can load the design with flawless and fast creation of CAD objects. They can package their design and perform stray light and interference checks with their mechanical components considered, and they can create an optical drawing within seconds. By maintaining the fidelity of the optical design throughout the design process, optical design teams can create a complete, reliable model of a product.

Learn how Zemax is improving the engineering design process for all members of an optical design team with OpticStudio and Zemax’s new solution. This talk will provide awareness and understanding of the tools Zemax provides to streamline engineering design workflow and give time back to the engineers.

Learning Outcomes

In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to:

• Optimize a sequential design in OpticStudio for conversion to non-sequential mode
• Prepare the file for CAD
• Load an optical design into SOLIDWORKS
• Package your optics with accurate geometry
• Run a stray light analysis with optomechanical components
• Analyze, and validate your complete optomechanical design
• Create an optical drawing in seconds


Instructors

Lisa Clauson, Associate Product Manager, Zemax, LLC


Esteban Carbajal, Senior Opto-Mechanical Engineer, Zemax, LLC
Industry Workshop: LightTrans
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Moscone West: Room 2008 PR
TBD
Penwell / Endeavor Laser Marketplace
Date: Monday 3 February 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Marla - InterContinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom (3rd Floor)
TBD
Industry Stage Sat AM: Session on OCT
Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: JenD - Expo Floor: Industry Stage
TBD
Industry Stage Sat PM: Biomedical Companies—Founders and Investors
Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Expo Floor: Industry Stage
Join us for the interesting session on healthcare startups.

Healthcare Keynote

Diversity in Entrepreneurship

Healthcare Company Founders Panel

Healthcare Company Investors Panel
Industry Stage Sun AM: Photonics in Healthcare
Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Expo Floor: Industry Stage
TBD
Industry Stage Sun PM: Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging
Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Expo Floor: Industry Stage
Join us for this interesting session on AI in the medical imaging.

SPIE welcome, 1:30 – 1:32 pm
Kyle Myers, FDA, 1:32 – 1:40 pm
HeartFlow, 1:40 – 2:10 pm
Nvidia, 2:10 – 2:40 pm
Google, 2:40 – 3:10 pm
Qlarity Insights, 3:10 – 3:40 pm
Panel Discussion, 3:40 – 4:15 pm
Industry Stage Tues AM: Silicon Photonics & Displays
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Expo Floor: Industry Stage
TBD
Industry Stage Tues PM: Quantum Technologies
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Expo Floor: Industry Stage
TBD
Industry Stage Wed AM: AI/ML/DL in Smart Manufacturing
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Expo Floor: Industry Stage
TBD
Industry Stage Wed PM: Photonics Mobility Forum
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Expo Floor: Industry Stage
TBD
Industry Stage Thurs AM: Advocacy
Date: Thursday 6 February 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Expo Floor: Industry Stage
TBD
Industry Stage Thurs PM: Prism Award Winners Panel
Date: Thursday 6 February 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Expo Floor: Industry Stage
TBD
Entrepreneur Program: Healthcare Keynote
Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Expo Floor: Industry Stage
tbd
Size of Market and Public Policy Update
Date: Thursday 6 February 2020
Time: 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Location: Expo Floor: Industry Stage
Hear the latest industry and public policy updates from SPIE on Thursday morning after the Photonics West Exhibitor Breakfast.

Stephen Anderson, Industry Development Director will present an update of the SPIE core optics and photonics components industry profile including current trends and the outlook for 2019.

This industry profile has become an invaluable resource to business leaders, government representatives and researchers who need a clear picture of the size and impact of the global photonics industry. The profile has found use in supporting business strategies, driving investment decisions, and in the development of national policies to drive economic growth.

In addition, Jennifer Douris O'Bryan, SPIE Government Affairs Director based in Washington, DC, will provide an update on current public policy issues affecting the optics and photonics community, including regulatory changes that could affect growth in emerging fields of technology both in the U.S. and globally, the status of the trade war between the U.S. and China and new CFIUS requirements for foreign investment.

Speakers

Stephen G. Anderson, Director, Industry Development, SPIE


Jennifer Douris O'Bryan, Director, Government Affairs, SPIE
Entrepreneur Program: Diversity in Entrepreneurship
Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Expo Floor: Industry Stage
Join us for this interesting session on diversity in the startup ecosystem. Panel at the end.
Entrepreneur Program: Demos & Startup Alley
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jen - Moscone West: Room 2011 PR
Come see the startups show their innovations.
Entrepreneur Program: Demos & Startup Alley
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jen - Moscone West: Room 2011 PR
Come see the startups show their innovations.
Entrepreneur Program: SPIE Startup Challenge—Past Winners Panel
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Jen - Moscone West: Main Stage
Join Evan Nisselson and past winners of the SPIE Startup Challenge for a discussion of key factors in their successful journey from lab to launch and beyond.
Entrepreneur Program: SPIE Startup Challenge: Awards & Reception
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jen - Moscone West: Main Stage
Awards for the winners of the Healthcare and general Startup Challenge will be presented by SPIE President John Greivenkamp

Stay after and network with the winners, judges, and VCs.
Entrepreneur Program: SPIE Startup Challenge—Healthcare
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Jen - Moscone West: Main Stage


The healthcare event—the SPIE Startup Challenge Finals.
With over $85,000 in cash, prizes, and promotion at stake, this is an event not to be missed.

See and hear pitches for the "best of the best" new photonics businesses. This pitch competition is a lively, interactive event showcasing the power of entrepreneurs to move photonics technology to the global marketplace. The top two entrepreneurs from each semi-final track will have just five minutes each to pitch their businesses to a team of expert judges.

The top pitch presenter will go home with $10,000 in cash from JENOPTIK and $5,000 of equipment from Edmund Optics. Join fellow business development, investment, and product managers to scout new talent and see what the future of entrepreneurship in photonics looks like.

The event will conclude with a networking reception from 3:30-4:30pm where you can meet the presenters and fellow attendees involved in photonics entrepreneurship. Go to the Startup Challenge website for details on presenters, logistics, prizes, and sponsors spie.org/startup: spie.org/startup

Judges:
Entrepreneur Program: Startup Challenge Optics
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


The optics and photonics event—the SPIE Startup Challenge Finals.
With over $85,000 in cash, prizes, and promotion at stake, this is an event not to be missed.

See and hear pitches for the "best of the best" new photonics businesses. This pitch competition is a lively, interactive event showcasing the power of entrepreneurs to move photonics technology to the global marketplace. The top two entrepreneurs from each semi-final track will have just five minutes each to pitch their businesses to a team of expert judges.
Entrepreneur Program: Pitch Review—Healthcare
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Jen - Moscone West: Main Stage
Join the panel to discuss how they think the pitches went. Listen and add your own comments.

At the end, everyone go grab lunch and mingle. Come back at 12:30 for the Starting a Photonics Business panel.
Entrepreneur Program: Pitch Review—Optics
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Jen - Moscone West: Main Stage
Join the panel to discuss how they think the pitches went. Listen and add your own comments.

At the end, everyone go grab lunch and mingle. Come back at 12:30 for the Starting a Photonics Business panel.
Entrepreneur Program: SPIE Startup Challenge—Optics
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Jen - Moscone West: Main Stage
TBD
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