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Participate in SPIE Security + Defence, the European event that crosses the divide between fundamental optical science and the application of the technologies in advanced defence and security systems. Meet with scientists, engineers, programme managers and policy makers from around the world to learn about the trends, recent developments and achievements in the area of security and defence technologies.

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Attend the European event for optical science technologies


Four days of exciting content and connecting with your community

  • Plenary talks
  • Technical presentations
  • Networking sessions
  • Workshops
  • Industry talks
  • Poster sessions
  • Exhibition
  • Programme available in July

Conference topics to include

  • Target and Background Signatures
  • Electro-Optical Technologies
  • High Power Lasers
  • Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors
  • Counterterrorism Technologies
  • Quantum Technologies
  • Micro- and Nanosystems
  • AI in Defence Applications

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Visit the exhibition

The event features an innovative exhibition offering detectors and sensors to lasers and imaging equipment for the security and defence community.

See the latest offerings from top companies and don't miss the co-located Optical Systems Design exhibition.

Health and safety protocols

SPIE will be working hard to follow health and event-management best practices to ensure a safe and productive opportunity to meet. The venue, IFEMA, will be implementing a variety of safety protocols.

SPIE is developing guidelines and will share more details in the coming weeks.

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