SPIE Optics + Photonics plenary events

Hear from world-class speakers on research challenges and breakthroughs

Hear from the leading speakers highlighting their areas of research

Optics + Photonics plenary sessions feature presentations from a wide range of leaders in the field, focusing on developing research and visions of the future of optical science technologies.

Plenary speaker at SPIE Optics + Photonics session
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21 August 2022 • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Join us for exciting plenary talks by Michael W. Berns, Beckman, Laser Institute and Medical Clinic and Jun Ye, Univ. of Colorado.
22 August 2022 • 8:30 AM - 10:05 AM | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Hear from Lisa Poulikakos from UCSD speak on colorimetric metasurfaces for on-chip imaging and Keren Bergman from Columbia Univ. who will discuss petascale photonic connectivity for AI computing.
22 August 2022 • 4:30 PM - 5:25 PM | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Hear Tadayuki Takahashi from The Univ. of Tokyo speak on encounters and synergies with state-of-the-art astronomical X-ray detectors.
23 August 2022 • 9:15 AM - 11:50 AM | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Hear the latest from plenary speakers René A.J. Janssen, Technische Univ. Eindhoven, Oana D. Jurchescu, Wake Forest Univ., and Kenan Gundogdu, North Carolina State Univ.
23 August 2022 • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Join us for an exciting plenary talk on the development of the James Webb Space Telescope by Lee Feinberg, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr.