SPIE Optics + Photonics social and networking events

Connect with your colleagues throughout the conference in both small and large settings

Network with colleagues

These in-person sessions give you the opportunity to network, learn, and discuss with optics and photonics professionals from around the country.

Attendees at SPIE Optics + Photonics networking and social events
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21 August 2022 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Is this your first time to SPIE Optics+Photonics? We’d love to meet you! Please join us for light appetizers and beverages as we gather informally and get to know each other. We're happy to answer questions and celebrate having you here in San Diego!
21 August 2022 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
SPIE Student and Early Career Professional Member social and speed-networking extravaganza!
21 August 2022 • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM 
Join us for a social meetup organized by SPIE and Black in Photonics.
22 August 2022 • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Join other women in the field for an informal networking reception.
22 August 2022 • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Conv. Ctr. West Terrace (Upper Level) 
Relax, socialize, and enjoy refreshments while viewing the wonders of the night sky, thanks to the San Diego Astronomy Club. All registered attendees welcome.
23 August 2022 • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM 
Come meet your fellow Student Chapter Members from all over the world! Make new friends and play some games to expand your network.
23 August 2022 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
A casual mixer to chat with recruiters from the Job Fair and other industry and academia professionals about careers in the optics industry.
23 August 2022 • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 
Join members of the SPIE Career Lab for a networking event in real life! Get to know your fellow community members and brainstorm ideas for future Career Lab events at this casual mixer.
23 August 2022 • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM 
Come join us and socialize and network with other LGBTQ+ and allies in the optics and photonics community.
24 August 2022 • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM 
Visit the SPIE Membership and Community Development booth for a custom made cappuccino! Chat with your colleagues about SPIE Membership opportunities and how SPIE can help you in your journey.
24 August 2022 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 
Meet the authors of recent SPIE Press books at the Bookstore
24 August 2022 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
This reception is for all volunteers who serve as Editors on an SPIE journal or the Publications Committee. Private Event: Invitation Only
24 August 2022 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
Join SPIE Student Member Scholarship and Student Conference Support winners at this casual networking meetup with industry representatives and SPIE leadership.
24 August 2022 • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Join us for a gala evening honoring your colleagues and peers! Tickets are $65 each and can be purchased through the online registration system, or onsite at SPIE Cashiers.
24 August 2022 • 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM 
25 August 2022 • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM 
Visit the SPIE Membership and Community Development booth for a custom made cappuccino! Chat with your colleagues about SPIE Membership opportunities and how SPIE can help you in your journey.