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Moscone West
San Francisco, California, United States
25 - 27 January 2021
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Courses and Workshops—A Week of Learning and Networking

Take a course from Bernard Kress, Microsoft HoloLens and other instructors at SPIE AR VR MR 2020

Personal instruction from leading experts
Take a course, or join a workshop, and get face-to-face instruction on some of the most popular sessions in optical design for AR, VR, and MR. Courses range from 2-hour, half-day, full-day and two-day formats. Workshops range from 30 minutes to 2-hours. Join your colleagues, meet new contacts, and learn from the best in the industry.

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Courses at AR VR MR

  Additional registration and fees required
 • Sunday, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Introduction to VR, AR, MR and Smart Eyewear: Market Expectations, Hardware Requirements and Investment Patterns
 • Sunday, all day: Head-Mounted Display Requirements and Designs for Augmented Reality Applications
 • Wednesday, all day: Optical Technologies and Architectures for Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs)
 • Thursday, all day: Design Techniques and Applications Fields for Digital Micro-optics

Workshops on Monday and Tuesday

  Open access: included with your conference registration
Digilens: Spatial Mapping of Refractive Index Modulation for Improved AR Holographic Waveguide Manufacture
WaveOptics: Building a mass manufacturing capability for augmented reality waveguides
 • The Future of Traditional is Virtual: AR/VR/MR Technologies Moving into the Mainstream
Smart Goggles for Swimming: Bringing AR into the Water
 • Design Considerations for Rapid Prototype Freeforms for AR/VR Applications
VividQ: Computer Generated Holography for AR--from Star Wars dream to commercial applications
From Virtual to Indistinguishable: How Disruptive Technologies will Enhance our Simulated Experiences
You Can Have It All: A Novel Waveguide Technology
Systematic Design Approach for Lightguide Devices for AR/VR Applications in VirtualLab Fusion
Invention to Impact
Market Outlook & Implications for Sales & Marketing
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If you are interested in holding a workshop in 2021, email innovation@spie.org

Courses at Photonics West that might also interest you

  Additional registration and fees required
 • Saturday, all day: Understanding Diffractive Optics
 • Monday,all day: Polarized Light and Optical Design
 • Tuesday, all day: Introduction to Optical Alignment Techniques
 • Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Meta-Lenses
 • Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Designing and Specifying Digital Cameras
 • View the complete list of courses at Photonics West

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