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.

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20 August 2023 • 6:00 PM - 7:50 PM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Join us for exciting plenary talks by Joseph Berry, Jenny Clark, and Alexandra Boltasseva highlighting technologies focused on sustainability.
21 August 2023 • 8:30 AM - 9:55 AM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Join us for two exciting nanophotonics plenary talks. Shanhui Fan will discuss nanophotonics for energy applications, followed by Stefanie Kroker, who will give an overview of nanophotonic devices for applications in precision optical experiments.
21 August 2023 • 4:00 PM - 5:25 PM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Join us for plenary talks on x-ray applications, including the clinical translation of FLASH Radiotherapy and recent advances in x-ray, gamma-ray, and charged-particle imaging.
22 August 2023 • 8:35 AM - 11:50 AM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Join us for outstanding plenaries in organic photonics, spanning organic photothermal films, solution-processed OSCs, organic bio interfaces for inducing light sensitivity in cells, and the potential of strong light-matter coupling.
22 August 2023 • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Listen to a plenary talk from Donald Wunsch with the Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology.
22 August 2023 • 3:30 PM - 5:35 PM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Hear Tayyab Suratwala explain how large optic technology advancements enabled fusion at the NIF. Then learn about NASA's Habitable Worlds Observatory from Julie Crooke, and from Laura Coyle who will discuss the HWO's ultra-stable optical system.
23 August 2023 • 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Join John MacKenty for a discussion on the scientific and technological influences of the Hubble Space Telescope mission on astronomical research evolution and the implications for future missions.