San Jose, California in the US boasts the largest concentration of technology expertise in the world. More than half the adult population holds a college degree. San Jose also leads the nation in patent generation. The city has 25 companies with 1,000 employees or more, including the headquarters of Adobe Systems, BEA Systems, Cisco, Xilinx, Lam Research, and eBay, as well as major facilities for Flextronics, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Hitachi, Agilent Technologies, and Lockheed Martin.You will find tips for traveling to and around the city, as well as hotel options available to conference attendees.
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 W San Carlos Street
San Jose, California 95113
In November 2021, the United States government plans to ease travel restrictions on all fully vaccinated foreign nationals. Fully vaccinated individuals may enter the United States with proof of vaccination and a negative pre-departure COVID test. Fully vaccinated individuals will not be subject to any quarantine mandates upon arrival in the US. Consult your preferred airline for further information and details regarding return flights. SPIE plans to partner with a testing service that can provide, for a fee, viral tests, such as PCR or rapid test, for the convenience of our attendees.
As an international traveler to a US-based SPIE event, you should check:
US travel restrictions: Look for current restrictions on entering the US from different regions. Visit the CDC for updated information
Visa requirements: Depending on your country of departure, you may need to apply for a National Interest Exception for travel to the U.S.
Your country of departure's restrictions and quarantine requirements: Your country may have its own vaccination or testing policies for departure or return. Check your local government agencies for any vaccination, testing, or quarantine requirements.
Your airline carrier's policies: Check with your airline to make sure you understand their policies and requirements.
SPIE health and safety information: Size and location of the event can dictate different requirements for participation. Please check the event health and safety page for details.
150 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Additional event space and hotel rooms at San Jose Marriott, which is located nearby.
Taxis are stationed at the San Jose airport for on-demand service, accessible from Terminal A and Terminal B.
From SJC, take the free Airport Flyer #10 toward Metro Light Rail and transfer at Metro/Airport Light Rail Station. Head southbound to Convention Center Station.
Amtrak's Diridon Station is conveniently located in the SJC. Visit amtrak.com/deals to find the best prices.