18 - 22 August 2024
San Diego, California, US
Social and Networking Event
SPIE Awards Banquet & Celebration
21 August 2024 • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT | San Diego Air & Space Museum 

SPIE honors the top minds in optics and photonics at its annual Awards and Honors Celebration. This event is designed to recognize individuals for the exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions they’ve made to the science of light. SPIE President and host for the evening, Jennifer Barton, invites you to come celebrate with us. Plan on an evening honoring colleagues, relaxing with friends, and inspiring the next generation of scientists. This year's event will be held at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Free shuttles from the convention center will be available before and after the banquet, every ten minutes.

Purchase tickets when registering for the conference, or onsite at the SPIE Cashier Desk (before 12 noon Tuesday 20 August, space permitting). $100 USD includes drinks, appetizers, salad, dinner, and dessert.

Complimentary shuttle service to the banquet venue will be available from the convention center driveway beginning at 5:30 PM.

Black Tie Optional


Event Details

FORMAT: Formal networking reception among museum galleries followed by awards presentation.
MENU: Appetizers and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available during the reception. Three course plated dinner service during awards presentations. Gluten free, dairy-free, and vegetarian options available throughout the evening.
SETUP: Scattered standing tables during reception portion. Banquet tables with 8 seats at each for dinner.