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Photonics West plenary events

Hear from world-class speakers on the industry's challenges and breakthroughs

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Each year Photonics West features approximately 25 plenary speakers presentating on a wide range of important topics. Be in the room full of energy and inspiration as leaders in their respective fields take the stage to share their latest research and visions of the future.

Explore the 2022 plenary sessions and speakers below.

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22 January 2022 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST | Moscone North/South, Room 207/215 (Level 2 South) 
Every year, attendees look forward to Saturday Night Hot Topics, an evening spent hearing highly engaged, world renowned speakers reveal the latest innovations in their areas of expertise. Don't miss this year's outstanding list of speakers.
23 January 2022 • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM PST | Moscone North/South, Room 207/215 (Level 2 South) 
This session will highlight the breadth of exciting advances occurring in the field of neurophotonics and provide a unique forum for communication and networking for leaders and innovators in the neurophotonics community.
24 January 2022 • 8:00 AM - 10:10 AM PST | Moscone North/South, Room 207/215 (Level 2 South) 
Hear engaging plenary talks by Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya Univ. (Japan), Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford Univ. (USA), and Andrea Blanco-Redondo, Nokia Bell Labs. (USA)
24 January 2022 • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PST | Moscone North/South, Room 207/215 (Level 2 South) 
Hear the latest from plenary speakers Tammy Ma and Michael Kues, as well as hot topics speakers Clara Saraceno, Jennifer Dionne, and Andrés Fabián Lasagni. Plus special announcement.
25 January 2022 • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST | Moscone North/South, Room 207 (Level 2 South) 
Join us for the Nano/Biophotonics Plenary Session. This year's talk will be given by Hongjie Dai of Stanford Univ. (United States).