Featuring 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 in San Diego 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.
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Five days of exciting content and connecting with your community

  • Plenary talks
  • Technical presentations
  • Networking sessions
  • Course offerings
  • Professional development
  • Exhibition
Program now available.

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. You can expect mask requirements, social distancing, and low-touch interactions with colleagues and event staff.

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


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Presenter giving plenary talk at SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics
Presenter of technical talk at SPIE Optics + Photonics
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Attendees taking a 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.

Don't miss these plenary speakers


Richard Friend, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Richard Friend

Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)

Anita Ho-Baillie, The University of Sydney, Australia

Anita Ho-Baillie

The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)

Jean-Luc Bredas, The University of Arizona, United States

Jean-Luc Bredas

The Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Franky So, North Carolina State University, United States

Franky So

North Carolina State Univ. (United States)

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