18 - 22 August 2024
San Diego, California, US

SPIE Optics + Photonics plenary events

Hear from world-class speakers on research challenges and breakthroughs

Hear from the leading speakers highlighting their areas of research

Optics + Photonics plenary sessions feature presentations from a wide range of leaders in the field, focusing on developing research and visions of the future of optical science technologies.

Plenary speaker at SPIE Optics + Photonics session
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18 August 2024 • 6:00 PM - 7:25 PM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Join us for exciting plenary talks from Joseph Berry of NREL and Alexandra Boltasseva of Purdue highlighting technologies focused on sustainability.
19 August 2024 • 8:30 AM - 9:55 AM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Join us for two exciting nanophotonics plenary talks!
19 August 2024 • 4:00 PM - 5:25 PM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Join us for plenary talks on x-ray applications. Bert Müller will discuss progress in x-ray tomographic mapping of the human brain, and Steven Boggs will discuss the COSI wide-field gamma-ray telescope launching in 2027.
20 August 2024 • 8:45 AM - 11:40 AM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Join us for talks on deep blue phosphorescent OLEDs, ultralong phosphorescence in carbazole, chemical threat identification by fluorescence, and materials for solar energy conversion.
20 August 2024 • 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 17B 
Come learn about omni imaging technology and its potential for studying brain function and diseases with Zhi-Pei Liang.
20 August 2024 • 3:30 PM - 5:35 PM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Join us for three plenary talks on optical engineering technologies and applications.
21 August 2024 • 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 6A 
Featured Plenary presenter Anne L'Huillier, 2023 Nobel Prize winner in Physics. This presentation will highlight some of the key steps of the field of attosecond science.