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Social and networking events

Make connections with colleagues in a relaxed setting

Network with colleagues

Enjoy real conversations and make important connections in person.Take the opportunity to discuss optics and photonics with other professionals from around the world.

Below, bowse the social and networking events taking place at the 2022 event.

Photonics West networking opportunities
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icon_in-person.svgIn person: 23 January 2022 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 
Open to all attendees. Come socialize with exhibitors!
icon_in-person.svgIn person: 23 January 2022 • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM 
icon_in-person.svgIn person: 23 January 2022 • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
This reception is for all volunteers who serve as Editors for the Journal of Biomedical Optics or Neurophotonics. Please join us!
icon_in-person.svgIn person: 24 January 2022 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | InterContinental Hotel, Room TBD 
Is this your first time to SPIE Photonics West? We’d love to meet you! Please join us for light appetizers and beverages as we gather informally and get to know each other. We're happy to answer questions and celebrate having you in San Francisco!
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icon_in-person.svgIn person: 24 January 2022 • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | InterContinental Hotel, Fremont (5th Floor) 
Join us at a reception for women executives in the optics, photonics, and photonics-enabled community. Build your professional network, share experiences, and learn from each other.
icon_in-person.svgIn person: 24 January 2022 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Marriott Marquis Hotel, Yerba Buena Ballroom (Lower Level) 
Don't miss our Welcome Back Reception and celebrate being together again.
icon_in-person.svgIn person: 25 January 2022 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
This reception is for all volunteers who serve as Editors for Optical Engineering, Advanced Photonics, Journal of Electronic Imaging, Journal of Nanophotonics, or Journal of Optical Microsystems. Please join us!
icon_in-person.svgIn person: 25 January 2022 • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM 
Join others for a self-organized Friends of Bill W. meeting at Photonics West.
icon_in-person.svgIn person: 25 January 2022 • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
Come join us and socialize and network with other LGBTQ+ and allies in the optics and photonics community.
icon_in-person.svgIn person: 27 January 2022 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 
Open to all attendees. Come socialize with exhibitors!