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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
2 - 7 February 2019
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Biggest industry program ever, includes the 2019 AR VR MR Conference

SPIE Photonics West Industry Sessions. These sessions will provide valuable information and networking for anyone, from engineers to CEOs, looking for the latest on industry insights.

Photonics West Industry Program. These sessions will provide valuable information and networking for anyone, from engineers to CEOs, looking for the latest on industry insights.

Events run Sunday to Thursday. Get the details - check back often for updates.

Registration opens
October 2018

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new Moscone Center

Panels, Keynotes, One-day Industry Conference on VR, AR, MR

VR, AR, and MR 2019 Industry Conference: Keynote Presentations, Expo, Hands-on Demos, Courses, Networking Events and more
3D Printing and Industry 4.0: An Industry Perspective
The Solid-State Lighting Revolution: The Next Stage of Market Development
Executive Panel: Embracing Uncertainty
Quantum Technologies: Hype or Opportunity?
Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits: an Industry Perspective
Key Legal & Political Issues Facing the Optics Industry
Market Update: Size of the Optics and Photonics Market along with Enabled Markets

Industry Workshops

 • Commercializing Technologies 3-Day Boot Camp
 • How to Reduce Errors Found Downstream of the Optical Design with Zemax Virtual Prototyping
 • Laser Optics & Polarizers, from Pulsed Lasers to White Laser Light, and IR Detectors: One-Day Workshop
 • Photodetectors, Raman Spectroscopy, and SiPMs versus PMTs: One-Day Workshop
Basics of Laser Material Processing
How to Speak “High Power Diode Laser”
 • A Session for Engineering Managers: Where Do You Start?
 • Marketing Tips for Small Companies: How to Bring Customers to You
 • Export Control Working Groups: Cameras, Lasers, Lenses and Optics

Special Events

 • Cluster Reception: leaders from regional optics and photonics clusters are welcome. Includes "Photonics Industry Update" Keynote Presentation. RSVP required
 • Prism Awards The Prism Awards recognize the most innovative products on the market. Winners announced at a gala event on Wednesday 6 February 2019 (tickets required). Finalists announced in November. Questions about tickets, email innovation@spie.org
 • Women Executives Meet-Up: RSVP innovation@spie.org to attend the women executives meet-up, talk shop, and network.
 • Startup Challenge - Watch entrepreneurs pitch their new photonics business and compete for over $20,000 in cash and products

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Access to BIOS Expo (Saturday and Sunday)
Access to the Photonics West Exhibition (Tuesday to Thursday)
Job Fair Meet over 30 recruiters on the exhibit floor including Applied Materials, BAE Systems, Coherent, Daylight Solutions, Hardin Optical, Intel, IPG Photonics, KLA Tencor, Lasertel, Lockheed Martin, Luminar Technologies, Magic Leap, Newport, nmlaser, Oculus, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Quartus Engineering, Rockley Photonics, SCHOTT, The Aerospace Corp, Thorlabs, Volk Optical, Zygo (Tuesday and Wednesday)