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Diversity at SPIE Events

Diversity Programs at SPIE Events


SPIE believes in the development of collaborative environments that value participation from individuals with different ideas and perspectives, that ultimately have a positive impact on the science of light. Our programs reflect these core values. At our events, we aim to provide resources, guidance, and education to build a more inclusive optics and photonics experience for all our attendees.

Our next series of events will take place at SPIE Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco, California 1-6 February 2020. 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Events at Photonics West 2020

EDI Events at SPIE Photonics West 2020

Different Voices = New Ideas

Explore a wide range of presentations and workshops at SPIE Photonics West. Nine events include topics such as the management of unconscious bias, equity in industry, and the return of race science presented by award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster Angela Saini.  

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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

SPIE Member and digital activist Jess Wade of the Imperial College London led attendees in the Society’s first-ever Wikipedia Edit-a-thon sharing tips, suggestions, resources, and best practices of producing Wikipedia pages about scientists from underrepresented groups.

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Jess Wade at the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Women in Renewable Energy Participants

Women in Renewable Energy

On 12 August SPIE introduced a new conference, Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE), showcasing both the impact of women researchers and the key trends in renewable energy research developed and led by women.

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