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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. Bookmark this page for more details to come.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Events at Optics + Photonics 2019

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Presentation

Different Voices = New Ideas

From a panel of experienced renewable-energy female scientists to its Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion keynote with diversity activist Jess Wade, SPIE Optics + Photonics highlighted the voices of women and other underrepresented groups in the field.

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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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