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28 January 2023 • 7:15 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, South Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level) 
Learn. Network. Relax. Discover how the SPIE App can enhance your Photonics West experience at the SPIE App Lounge.
28 January 2023 • 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM PST | Moscone Center, South Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level) 
If you’re new to the app or want to learn about the new features, this is the session to attend. Includes an overview on exploring the conference and exhibition, building a schedule, and the new connect and chat features.
28 January 2023 • 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM PST | Moscone Center, South Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level) 
For a deeper dive into My Schedule, attend this session and see how the app can assist with scheduling presentations, exhibitors, and connections into your busy week.
29 January 2023 • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, South Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level) 
Learn. Network. Relax. Discover how the SPIE App can enhance your Photonics West experience at the SPIE App Lounge.
29 January 2023 • 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM PST | Moscone Center, South Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level) 
If you’re new to the app or want to learn about the new features, this is the session to attend. Includes an overview on exploring the conference and exhibition, building a schedule, and the new connect and chat features.
29 January 2023 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Open to all attendees. Come network and socialize with exhibitors!
29 January 2023 • 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM PST | Moscone Center, South Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level) 
For a deeper dive into My Schedule, attend this session and see how the app can assist with scheduling presentations, exhibitors, and connections into your busy week.
29 January 2023 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST | Moscone West, Level 2 Community Lounge 
Interested in learning more about SPIE supported optics and photonics summer and winter schools and SPIE Community Development activities? Join school organizers, past attendees, and other students in this fun informational session.
29 January 2023 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST | Moscone West, Level 2 Community Park 
Paws for a break and join some of the most cuddly four-legged animals for a bit of self-care and animal love at the West Community Park.
29 January 2023 • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST | Moscone West, Level 2 Community Lounge 
Join other women in the field for informal discussions and networking.
29 January 2023 • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST | Room 2010, Level 2 West 
This reception is for all volunteers who serve as Editors for the Journal of Biomedical Optics or Neurophotonics. Please join us!
29 January 2023 • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PST | Moscone West, Level 2 Community Lounge 
Come join a team, make friends, and win prizes!
30 January 2023 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST | Moscone West, Level 2 Community Lounge 
SPIE Student and Early Career Professional Member social and speed-networking extravaganza! Sponsored by the SPIE Career Lab.
30 January 2023 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST | Moscone West, Level 2 Community Park 
Paws for a break and join some of the most cuddly four-legged animals for a bit of self-care and animal love at the West Community Park.
30 January 2023 • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST | InterContinental Hotel, Pacific Terrace Foyer (4th Floor) 
30 January 2023 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST | Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Ballroom (Lower Level) 
Don't miss our Welcome Reception and celebrate being together in person once again. Open to all paid attendees.
31 January 2023 • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, South Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level) 
Learn. Network. Relax. Discover how the SPIE App can enhance your Photonics West experience at the SPIE App Lounge.
31 January 2023 • 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM PST | Moscone Center, South Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level) 
If you’re new to the app or want to learn about the new features, this is the session to attend. Includes an overview on exploring the conference and exhibition, building a schedule, and the new connect and chat features.
31 January 2023 • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall D (Exhibit Level) 
Sample specialty whiskeys while chatting with colleagues at SPIE Booth #3239. Co-sponsored by optics.org.
31 January 2023 • 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM PST | Moscone Center, South Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level) 
For a deeper dive into My Schedule, attend this session and see how the app can assist with scheduling presentations, exhibitors, and connections into your busy week.
31 January 2023 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone West, Level 1 Career Hub 
A casual mixer to chat with recruiters from the Job Fair and other industry and academia professionals about careers in the optics industry.
31 January 2023 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST | Room 2010, Level 2 West 
This reception is for all volunteers who serve as Editors for SPIE journals, including Optical Engineering, Advanced Photonics, JEI, JNP, JPE, or JOM. Come reconnect with colleagues over snacks and drinks.
31 January 2023 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST | Moscone West, Level 2 Community Park 
Paws for a break and join some of the most cuddly four-legged animals for a bit of self-care and animal love at the West Community Park.
31 January 2023 • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST | Moscone West, Level 2 Community Lounge 
Come join us and socialize and network with other LGBTQ+ attendees, students, scientists, and allies in the optics and photonics community.
31 January 2023 • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PST | Moscone West, Level 2 Community Lounge 
Come join a team, make friends, and win prizes!
1 February 2023 • 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, South Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level) 
Learn. Network. Relax. Discover how the SPIE App can enhance your Photonics West experience at the SPIE App Lounge.
1 February 2023 • 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM PST | Moscone Center, South Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level) 
The fun doesn’t end with the event! Learn how the app can help you after the event; save a trip report, request a paper, export your connections, and more.
1 February 2023 • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall D (Exhibit Level) 
Sample specialty whiskeys while chatting with colleagues at SPIE Booth #3239. Co-sponsored by optics.org.
1 February 2023 • 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM PST | Moscone Center, South Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level) 
Do you have suggestions for improvement of the SPIE App? We want to hear from you! Join us and share your feedback.
1 February 2023 • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM PST | Moscone West, Level 2 Community Lounge 
Come meet your fellow Student Members from all over the world! Make new friends, meet MKS industry representatives, SPIE leadership, and expand your network.
1 February 2023 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST | Moscone West, Level 2 Community Park 
Paws for a break and join some of the most cuddly four-legged animals for a bit of self-care and animal love at the West Community Park.
1 February 2023 • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM PST | Moscone West, Level 2 Community Lounge 
Join us as we kick-off Black History Month with a social meetup organized by SPIE and Black in Photonics.
1 February 2023 • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST | Moscone West, Level 2 Community Lounge 
Wind down after the BiOS Poster Session with a drink and relaxed conversation with colleagues and new friendships forged throughout the week.
2 February 2023 • 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, South Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level) 
Learn. Network. Relax. Discover how the SPIE App can enhance your Photonics West experience at the SPIE App Lounge.
2 February 2023 • 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM PST | Moscone Center, South Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level) 
The fun doesn’t end with the event! Learn how the app can help you after the event; save a trip report, request a paper, export your connections, and more.
2 February 2023 • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall D (Exhibit Level) 
Sample specialty whiskeys while chatting with colleagues at SPIE Booth #3239. Co-sponsored by optics.org.
2 February 2023 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, North-South (Exhibit Level) 
Open to all attendees. Come network and socialize with exhibitors!