Social and networking events

Connect with your colleagues when you gather in person in interactive sessions

Connect with colleagues

Interactive sessions give you the opportunity to network, learn, and discuss your work with optics and photonics professionals from around the world. Advance your network with purpose.

Attendees of SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation networking with colleagues
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18 July 2022 • 15:00 - 16:00 EDT | Room 514, Community Lounge 
Join other women in the field for informal discussions and networking.
18 July 2022 • 19:00 - 20:30 EDT | Room 710 
Enjoy reconnecting with colleagues at the welcome reception. Please wear your conference badge.
19 July 2022 • 12:00 - 13:00 EDT | Room 515bc 
All Fellow and Senior Members of SPIE are invited to join your colleagues for an informal SPIE hosted lunch. Fellow and Senior Members planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Brent Johnson (brentj@spie.org).
19 July 2022 • 15:00 - 16:00 EDT | Room 514, Community Lounge 
Come meet your fellow students from all over the world! Make new friends and expand your network.
19 July 2022 • 16:00 - 17:30 EDT | Room 514, Community Lounge 
Join us for short presentations from academic and industry experts on about hiring a diverse workforce, lessons learned and best practices from leading companies in the optics community, followed by a networking reception.
19 July 2022 • 17:00 - 18:00 EDT | Room 522b 
Everyone who serves in a volunteer editorial or leadership role for JATIS is invited to attend.
20 July 2022 • 15:00 - 16:00 EDT | Room 514, Community Lounge 
Come join us and socialize and network with other LGBTQ+ attendees, students, scientists, and allies in the astronomy community.
20 July 2022 • 16:00 - 17:00 EDT | Exhibition Hall 
Join exhibitors for some light refreshments as we celebrate the return of the in-person SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation event.
21 July 2022 • 15:00 - 16:00 EDT | Room 514, Community Lounge 
Join us for a Black in Photonics informal meetup of at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation.