JOIN THE IN-PERSON EVENT IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
1 - 5 August 2021

Join us in sunny San Diego for all the great content and connections you expect at Optics + Photonics

Hear the latest advances shared by researchers and scientists in optical engineering and applications, nanotechnology, quantum science, organic photonics, and astronomical instrumentation. Meet with top companies from the optics industry at the exhibition.

We are planning to hold this event live at the San Diego Convention Center with options for remote participation should you be unable to travel. Your work is important, so make plans to join your peers in San Diego and help create the future of optics and photonics.
Program now available. Registration now open.

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With the new guidelines that went into effect on June 15, attendees of Optics + Photonics will be able to safely enjoy our technical conferences as well as our many outdoor networking receptions. We look forward to coming back together in San Diego—where we celebrate the importance of optics, photonics, light, and collaborationin accordance with CDC and California guidance.

Stay tuned for updates, and prepare now to join your colleagues.

Five days of exciting content and connecting with your community

  • Plenary talks
  • Technical presentations
  • Networking sessions
  • Course offerings
  • Professional development
  • Exhibition

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August 1 - Sunday evening plenary session: don't miss latest research shared by these speakers


Paul Hertz, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Paul Hertz

NASA Headquarters (United States)

Shouleh Nikzad, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Shouleh Nikzad

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)

Tais Gorkhover, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Tais Gorkhover

Institute of Experimental Physics, Univ. Hamburg (Germany)

Be inspired, learn, and connect with the optics and photonics technology community


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Presenter giving plenary talk at SPIE Optics + Photonics
Presenter of technical talk at SPIE Optics + Photonics
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Attendees taking an SPIE Optics + Photonics course

Training specific to your needs

Courses align with Optics + Photonics topics and can be offered onsite and online.

Attendees at SPIE Optics + Photonics exhibition

Walk the exhibition floor

Meet with exhibiting company representatives and see the latest technologies showcased.

Your health and safety continue to be our top priority

You can count on SPIE to follow health and government best practices to ensure a safe and productive opportunity to meet.

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