18 - 22 August 2024
San Diego, California, US

Attending SPIE Optics + Photonics

Be a part of this important event featuring the best in optical sciences technology
Plenary presenting at SPIE Optics + Photonics

Join your colleagues in San Diego

The event where the latest advances are shared by the optics and photonics community in optical engineering, nanotechnology, quantum science, and organic photonics.

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Event venue

San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Why attend Optics + Photonics?

A home for your research

Connect with your colleagues and discuss your work

The need to share your research and to hear recent advances from other experts is as important as ever. Join peers in San Diego in August. Have your work published in the SPIE Digital Library and make it accessable to the world.

An opportunity to engage with leading companies at the SPIE Optics + Photonics exhibition

Learn more about the free exhibition

Join industry representatives in the San Diego Convention Center. Companies offer an inside look into their portfolio of products and services — product demonstrations are shared, connections are made in one-on-one conversations with company representatives.

Take advantage of onsite training

Advance your skills; advance your career

Created by experts, SPIE courses are designed to expand professional knowledge and skills. Topics include optomechanics, optical design, optical alignment, fabrication, deep learning and more.

Travel grants and fee waivers for Student Members

Student Members may qualify for support

SPIE Student Members are encouraged to apply for supplemental travel grants and fee waivers to attend Optics + Photonics. Student Members who are presenting authors will be given priority selection, but grants are open to all Student Members.

Get familiar with the free SPIE conference app

See for yourself all the things the app can do to enhance your conference experience. Watch the tutorial and learn how to:
  • Browse and search the program to find talks and special events
  • Find people in the program and see if they are attending or presenting
  • Plan and save your entire conference schedule
  • Explore a grid view of the program and your personal schedule
  • Locate events on a dynamic floorplan
  • Find key exhibitors, job fair companies, and product demonstrations
  • Request an alert when a proceedings paper publishes
  • Export a comprehensive trip report with your notes and meeting activity
  • Fill out and submit a session chair report.