SPIE will offer short courses at Photonics West. Join us onsite for in-person training, meet the instructor, and connect with your peers.
Created by experts, SPIE courses are designed to expand professional knowledge and skills. Topics include optomechanics, optical design, AVR, deep learning, quantum, ultrafast lasers, and more. Full course program to come in the fall. Registration opens in October 2022. Plan for your training budgets now!
*As a courtesy to the instructor and other attendees, please arrive to the course no later than the posted start time. Course materials can be picked up any time before the scheduled date and time of your course, but it is a good idea to pick them up at least 15-30 minutes prior.
*Printed course materials will act as a "ticket" to enter the course room. Do not go directly to the classroom without picking up your materials first.
Course room locations are provided onsite when you collect your course materials. Locations vary and courses may be held in a different location than the conferences. We recommend coming to the desk at least 15-30 minutes prior to the start of the class to give yourself time to collect your materials and walk to your classroom.
Yes. Most people collect materials for multiple courses at the same time.
There is a $50 USD service charge for processing refunds. Requests for refunds must be received by 24 March 2023; all registration fees will be forfeited after this date.
Yes, you may register for courses onsite. However, we recommend registering for courses early to ensure a seat. Courses without sufficient registration two weeks prior to the event are subject to cancellation.
There are no wait lists for courses. We recommend registering early to ensure a seat.
Course registrations include a printed copy of the course materials. Some courses may include textbooks. Check the course descriptions for more information.
If a course is cancelled, you will be contacted by SPIE staff via email.
SPIE awards digital badges and certificates to participants who attend courses and complete the evaluation and quiz. Certificates will be sent via email to attendees approximately 8 weeks after the conference has ended.
To receive a digital credential you must:
More information about digital credentials can be found at SPIE Badges and Certificates.
No, the in-person courses will not be recorded.
There will not be an option to attend an in-person course virtually.