SPIE Job Fairs

Meet your next opportunity in-person at an SPIE exhibition

Connecting employers and potential employees

Make plans to participate in an SPIE Job Fair. Job seekers hone interviewing skills and connect with potential employers. Companies use this event to search out and meet potential new hires.

Upcoming Job Fairs

Attendees gather around booths at an SPIE Job Fair
Event Location
SPIE Photonics West San Francisco, California, United States Learn more
SPIE Optics + Photonics San Diego, California, United States Learn more
SPIE Photonics Europe Strasbourg, France Learn more

Free admission for candidates

Whether you're looking for a better job, re-entering the workforce, or just starting out, plan to visit the Job Fair. Come prepared to discuss your skills and talents with industry leading companies. Free to participate but registration is required. 

What you get

  • Gain visibility with hiring companies
  • A variety of employers and hundreds of job opportunities
  • Network with employers and industry peers 


  • Be prepared to tell the recruiter about yourself in less than two minutes – it's essential to make an immediate impact
  • Write down everything you want them to know about you and then condense it as much as possible
  • Practice it until you feel comfortable, and ask everyone you know to listen to your story
  • During these practice sessions focus on talking slowly, because when you're nervous you're bound to speed up
  • Remember, the more you practice, the less likely you are to make a mistake during the actual conversation

Exhibit at an SPIE Job Fair

SPIE has worked with more than 3,000 companies, recruiters, and research institutions to help them find technicians, technical sales people, scientists, and engineers. Each year hundreds of companies and research institutions participate in SPIE Job Fairs, held in-person at SPIE exhibitions.

What you get

  • Company logo on SPIE website
  • Company description listed in online directory
  • Three 30-day online job postings
  • One tech pass granting access to SPIE conference technical sessions

Unable to attend?

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Contact SPIE Sales to learn more.
Call: +1 360 685 5551
Email: lacey.barnett@spie.org

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