SPIE Photonics West program

Make plans to be part of this impressive gathering of conferences, presentations, industry programming, courses, and special events

Building a great program

Each year this important community comes together to share and discuss current research, hear the latest breakthroughs, connect with colleagues, and find innovative products.

The call for papers is open, and we hope you will share your research.

Reflect on the 2023 program as you prepare for 2024


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Technical conferences with more than 4,500 papers and presentations


Putting focus on topical areas with application tracks

Application tracks list presentations on a topical area with broad-range interest so that participants can easily locate presentations in their area of interest. Learn more

Fill your schedule with great events


Female plenary speaker at SPIE Photonics West

Plenary sessions

Join global speakers from across industry, academia, and government agencies as they share their expert experience and knowledge in valuable and pressing topics.

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Special events

Don't miss the full schedule of special events, including technical, social and networking, professional development and career advancement, industry, and membership events.

The industry program at SPIE Photonics West includes SPIE Startup Challenge

Industry sessions

Come to learn about industry insights, the hottest innovations, and to make valuable connections. Events include Startup Challenge, market and policy updates, and more.

SPIE Photonics West registration includes 50 SPIE Digital Library downloads


Access the research you need

Presentations and manuscripts presented at SPIE Photonics West are published in the Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library.