25 September 2024
Washington DC, US

Photonics Industry Summit

Come listen to a line up of important invited speakers and join the networking events

Meet with government leaders and industry experts

Come learn how US government leaders are shaping the future of the optics and photonics industry through policy and funding directives. Ensure your concerns and needs are addressed during Q&A sessions and take advantage of this unique opportunity to form beneficial alliances.

A speaker at Photonics Industry Summit presents industry challenges

Venue and registration information


Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Registration is open

Register online

The deadline to register is 13 September 2024.

Speakers are invited from important departments and agencies related to our industry, including those that impact the product development and procurement process.

8:30 AM ET Registration opens, continental breakfast available
9:00 AM ET Welcome and introduction
Kent Rochford, SPIE CEO
9:05 AM ET Agnecy session TBD
9:45 AM ET

US Economic Development Administration, Tech Hubs
Cristina Killingsworth, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and External Affairs, US Economic Development Administration

10:30 AM ET Coffee break
10:45 AM ET Agnecy session TBD
11:30 AM ET  Break for lunch
12:45 PM ET

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)
Olga Blum Spahn, Program Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), US Department of Energy

1:30 PM ET Agnecy session TBD
2:15 PM ET Coffee break
2:30 PM ET Congressional session TBD
3:15 PM ET Agnecy session TBD
4:00 PM ET Coffee break
4:15 PM ET Agnecy session TBD
5:00 PM Evening reception

Thank you to all our sponsors