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Industry events

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Industry events

Enjoy events focused on the business side of photonics. These informative sessions featuring industry experts and leaders sharing the latest industry opportunities and challenges.

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28 January 2023 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Opening Day! BiOS Expo is the world's largest biomedical optics and biophotonics exhibition. Find the latest technologies from top companies supplying biomedical research and healthcare solutions.
28 January 2023 • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Come hear a panel of experts in the field as they advance the use of AI and deep learning in the healthcare industry. Learn how machine learning and AI are improving accuracy and efficiency in imaging, diagnostics, and therapeutics.
28 January 2023 • 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
imec will present the technology and unique capabilities of their hyperspectral sensors for the use case of minimally invasive surgeries, for medical device and integration companies to use for next-gen surgical tools.
29 January 2023 • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Visit BiOS Expo 2023 on its final day. Browse the floor and engage with exhibiting companies at the world's largest biomedical optics and biophotonics exhibition to view and discuss their most current exciting displays and offerings.
29 January 2023 • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Hear from the innovators who are disrupting traditional doctor-patient practices and the related healthcare markets at this Photonics Focus-sponsored panel discussion.
29 January 2023 • 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Attend this informative panel composed of members of the healthcare startup ecosystem as they discuss their potential for influence and growth in a complex landscape of prototyping, partnerships, funding, and regulation.
29 January 2023 • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
The National Institutes of Health sits at the intersection of academia, small businesses, and industry. Join SEED Director Matt McMahon to learn about NIH’s small business programs supporting cutting edge innovations that impact patients’ lives.
30 January 2023 • 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM PST 
The Executive Forum is celebrating 35 years of providing market insights for laser and photonics professionals. This one-day forum gives executives the opportunity to network with peers while gaining indispensable information for their businesses.
30 January 2023 • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST | InterContinental Hotel, Stockton (5th Floor) 
Industry professionals from a variety of expertise and backgrounds take 20 minute meetings with Startup Challenge teams to offer insight, advice, and networking opportunities.
30 January 2023 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST | InterContinental Hotel, Intercontinental Ballroom C (5th Floor) 
Join leaders from regional optics and photonics clusters at this annual SPIE-hosted reception. Connect with your peers from around the world to share ideas, increase collaboration, and measure the economic impact of our industry.
31 January 2023 • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST | Moscone Center, Quantum Stage, Hall A Lobby (Exhibit Level South) 
Welcome to Quantum West 2023! Join us for opening remarks from Jay Lowell followed by a keynote address from Marco Pistoia, Managing Director, Head of Research at JPMorgan Chase & Co, and a photonics in quantum market report from Yole Intelligence.
31 January 2023 • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM PST | InterContinental Hotel, Intercontinental Ballroom C (5th Floor) 
The Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee is an official federal advisory committee within the US Bureau of Industry and Security. Any SPIE Photonics West attendee is welcome during the open session of this meeting.
31 January 2023 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, North-South (Exhibit Level) 
Opening Day! Photonics West Exhibition is the the most important show in the industry. Start the year off right by connecting with customers, clients, and prospects at the Photonics West Marketplace.
31 January 2023 • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Hear from leading venture capitalists about emerging trends, common problems, and how founders can build successful companies in the photonics space.
31 January 2023 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 05 (Exhibit Level South) 
Listen to exciting company highlights from exhibitors who are hiring in our industry.
31 January 2023 • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Quantum Stage, Hall A Lobby (Exhibit Level South) 
Gain a more balanced global view of quantum in industry from this keynote address by Taro Shimada, President and CEO of Toshiba Corp., and a panel discussion on industry initiatives in quantum technologies.
31 January 2023 • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM PST | Moscone Center, Room 05 (Exhibit Level South) 
Thorlabs is hiring! Attend their Company Spotlight presentation to hear more.
31 January 2023 • 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM PST | Moscone Center, Room 05 (Exhibit Level South) 
Edmund Optics is hiring! Attend their Company Spotlight presentation to learn more.
31 January 2023 • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Series A/B companies are further along in securing funding for their business and looking to secure funding to grow their company. Come hear the Series A/B teams pitch the growth of their business and why investors should get involved.
31 January 2023 • 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM PST | Moscone Center, Room 05 (Exhibit Level South) 
MKS is hiring! Visit their Company Spotlight presentation to learn more.
31 January 2023 • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 05 (Exhibit Level South) 
Sciton is hiring! Attend their Company Spotlight presentation to learn more.
31 January 2023 • 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 05 (Exhibit Level South) 
Swabian Instruments is hiring! Attend their Company Spotlight presentation to learn more.
31 January 2023 • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Join us for a thought-provoking session as executives from leading photonics companies take to the stage to share their thoughts and insights on opportunities and challenges guiding the future of the industry.
31 January 2023 • 2:30 PM - 4:15 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Come see what new innovative products and businesses are being built in the photonics space. Ten live pitches from SPIE's early-stage Startup Challenge Finalists stand on stage to compete for the $10,000 first place prize.
31 January 2023 • 2:30 PM - 4:15 PM PST | Moscone Center, Quantum Stage, Hall A Lobby (Exhibit Level South) 
What are you in the market for? Join this panel discussion on the QED-C Quantum MarketplaceTM and solutions for deployed quantum 2.0 and quantum-related technology needs.
31 January 2023 • 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM PST | Moscone Center, Quantum Stage, Hall A Lobby (Exhibit Level South) 
Help us wind down a day of Quantum West with this sponsored networking reception.
31 January 2023 • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Come see which innovative, early-stage, startup takes home the $10,000 check and first-place title for SPIE Startup Challenge 2023.
1 February 2023 • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST | InterContinental Hotel, Sutter (5th Floor) 
This Wassenaar Laser Working Group discusses proposed changes to international export control agreements brought forward by the affected global industry stakeholders. Open to all participants.
1 February 2023 • 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM PST | Moscone Center, Quantum Stage, Hall A Lobby (Exhibit Level South) 
Gain important insights about funding commercial quantum advances with presentations from representatives of UK Research and Innovation, Sonnenberg Harrison Partnership, and USAF/Air Force Research Lab. A panel discussion will follow.
1 February 2023 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, North-South (Exhibit Level) 
Visit Photonics West Exhibition on its second day. Connect with customers, clients, and prospects at the most important show in the photonics industry.
1 February 2023 • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Learn how startups and industry stalwarts are using optics and photonics in their efforts to disrupt the automotive industry in this panel discussion sponsored by Photonics Focus.
1 February 2023 • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM PST | Moscone Center, Quantum Stage, Hall A Lobby (Exhibit Level South) 
Gain valuable insights from this Quantum West executive insights panel with Celia Merzbacher, QED-C; Scott Faris, Infleqtion; Carmen Palacios-Berraquero, Nu Quantum; Denise Ruffner, Atom Computing; and Kaniah Konkoly-Thege, Quantinuum.
1 February 2023 • 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Hear how co-packaged optics are inching closer to reality and how silicon photonics is a key enabling technology for further development of optical interconnect solutions needed to address growing traffic.
1 February 2023 • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Money and resources are flowing into microLEDs, fueling a virtuous circle with faster developments, and improving prospects that are attracting further investments.
1 February 2023 • 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM PST | Moscone Center, Quantum Stage, Hall A Lobby (Exhibit Level South) 
The field of quantum information science and technology is rapidly expanding. Attend this event to better understand the challenges we face to build a diverse, inclusive, and sustainable quantum information science and technology (QIST) workforce.
1 February 2023 • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
In this session a panel of optics ecosystem collaborators from industry, education, and nonprofit sectors will discuss how their partnership with AmeriCOM is raising awareness of the optics industry and building back the technician workforce.
1 February 2023 • 3:45 PM - 5:25 PM PST | Moscone Center, Quantum Stage, Hall A Lobby (Exhibit Level South) 
Quantum West continues with this session on quantum demonstrators, where we will hear the latest on developments in quantum error correction, quantum memory, imaging systems, quantum processor, frequency combs, and quantum gravimeter.
1 February 2023 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Attend this session on 3D sensing to learn about lasers for advanced sensing, the dawn of the InP market in consumer applications, and the evolution of InP as a key enabler of sensing technology in consumer electronics.
1 February 2023 • 5:25 PM - 5:45 PM PST | Moscone Center, Quantum Stage, Hall A Lobby (Exhibit Level South) 
Help us wind down Quantum West 2023 with this fireside chat hosted by Celia Merzbacher, SRI International / QED-C, and Jay Lowell, Boeing Research and Technology Disruptive Computing & Networks.
1 February 2023 • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST | Marriott Marquis Hotel, Yerba Buena Ballroom (Lower Level) 
An annual international competition that honors the best new optics and photonics products on the market. Tickets required.
2 February 2023 • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, North-South (Exhibit Level) 
Visit Photonics West Exhibition on its final day, share your latest solutions, and make important connections as your colleagues and peers continue to build an exciting year of collaboration and business growth.
2 February 2023 • 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Open to all attendees. On the Expo Industry Stage (Hall E).
2 February 2023 • 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Open to all attendees. On the Expo Industry Stage (Hall E).
2 February 2023 • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Join us to celebrate the winners of the 15th Annual Prism Awards.