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SPIE Photonics West special events

Enjoy plenary, technical, and industry events, as well as professional development and networking sessions
SPIE Photonics West plenary speaker

Plenary and Hot Topics sessions

Presentations about breakthrough discoveries and new approaches are given by leading speakers from across the globe. Don't miss these sessions; add them to MySchedule.

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Technical events

Poster events, workshops, and networking with a technical focus provide an opportunity to connect more deeply with colleagues on topics critical to your work and interest areas.

Crowd listens to speaker at SPIE Quantum West stage

NEW - Quantum West Business Summit sessions

All sessions are located at Moscone South, Mezzanine level, Esplanade Ballrooms. Join leaders of the Quantum 2.0 revolution to learn about challenges in commercializing these new technologies for the marketplace. Sessions are included with a paid technical badge registration.

Attendees at SPIE Photonics West networking event

Social and networking events

Make connections with new and old colleagues. Unwind in more casual settings where conversations can flow more easily and where true relationship building happens.

Speaker at SPIE Photonics West industry event

Industry events

The industry program offered with Photonics West exhibitions provide the latest industry insights and directions, while the Startup Challenge and the Prism Awards are the premier recognition programs for the optics and photonics community.

Attendee at SPIE Photonics West professional development event

Professional Development events

Carefully developed events support your career advancements, including multiple job fairs and company spotlights. Throughout the week, visit the SPIE Career Hub for help in developing valuable job skills.

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Membership events

Experience the value of SPIE Membership by mixing and mingling with other SPIE Members. One of the greatest values of membership is the ability to connect with one another.