21 - 25 April 2024
National Harbor, Maryland, US

Networking and community events

Gather in person to connect with your colleagues and learn more about your community

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 and build your community.

Attendees of SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing networking with colleagues
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22 April 2024 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT | Potomac C 
SPIE Fellow Members and student conference attendees are invited to this engaging networking lunch, giving students an opportunity to network with SPIE Fellows who will share their insights into career paths in defense, security, and sensing.
22 April 2024 • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT | Orchard Terrace 
Join your colleagues for food and beverages as we welcome each other to SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing 2024.
23 April 2024 • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM EDT | Potomac C 
All SPIE Senior Members and early career professionals are invited to attend this informal breakfast buffet and networking event.
23 April 2024 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT | Prince George Exhibition Hall, Hall E Stage 
Join us for lunch and an education session.
23 April 2024 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT | Pose Rooftop Lounge Club Level (Floor 19) 
The volunteers for SPIE Publications and SPIE course instructors are invited to a private reception.
23 April 2024 • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT | Lower Atrium, Town Square 
Come join us and socialize and network with other LGBTQ+ attendees, students, scientists, and allies in the defense and commercial sensing community.
24 April 2024 • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT | Lower Atrium, Town Square 
Join other women in the field for informal discussions and networking.
24 April 2024 • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT | POSE Rooftop Bar, Pose Rooftop Lounge (Floor 18) 
Join your colleagues and friends for a SPIE Jam Session with Replay.