Photonics West courses

Get instruction onsite and connect with colleagues

Live instruction in San Francisco

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 when registration opens in October 2023. Plan for your training budgets now!

Course instructor addresses the class at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco

Interested in becoming an SPIE instructor? Propose a course.

SPIE instructors are highly qualified, technical experts who have a passion for sharing their knowledge.

We are now accepting course proposals for the Photonics West 2024 event. Please send a proposed Course Description to

The course proposal submission deadline is 1 July 2023.

For more information about becoming an SPIE instructor please see our instructor guidelines.

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