18 - 22 August 2024
San Diego, California, US

SPIE Optics + Photonics professional development events

Enhance your career and hone your skills through these development events

Check out these professional development events

Includes sessions on right career choices, grant writing, how to write a good science paper, effective resume writing, salary negotiations, and honing presentation skills.

Looking for a career change, or to get it started? Match your skills with the companies that are seeking employees in the Job Fair.

Attendees at SPIE Optics + Photonics professional development event
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19 August 2024 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 33C 
Attend this workshop as a stand-alone course or attend all three workshops in the series as your schedule allows. This workshop focuses on three simple principles for more effective communication, in any format.
19 August 2024 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 33B 
RSVP required. SPIE Staff and special guests share best practices, tips and tricks for keeping your Chapter engaged year over year.
19 August 2024 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT 
Free professional headshots for all SPIE Members and Corporate Members. Be ready to show your proof of Membership.
19 August 2024 • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 33C 
Attend this workshop as a stand-alone course or attend all three workshops in the series. This workshop focuses on writing effective abstracts for papers, dissertations, or research reports.
20 August 2024 • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 33C 
Attend this workshop as a stand-alone course or attend all three workshops in the series. This workshop focuses on structuring and delivering research talks.
20 August 2024 • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT | SPIE Membership Booth 
An onsite location where attendees can learn about making Society Awards, Senior, and Fellow nominations, and begin the process through a dedicated self-service laptop or a printed form.
20 August 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT 
Free professional headshots for all SPIE Members and Corporate Members. Be ready to show your proof of Membership.
20 August 2024 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 33C 
Hear stories from inspiring changemakers in our field and learn how to bring similar change to your communities.
20 August 2024 • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 31C 
Students and Early Career attendees! Looking to get advice on critical career choices, life in academia, government, industry, and more? Join us for this fun and casual speed-mentoring session. Snacks and drinks provided!
21 August 2024 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 33C 
Learn what to expect, what to avoid, and above all, how to successfully publish your research in a reputable peer-reviewed scholarly journal.
21 August 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT 
Free professional headshots for all SPIE Members and Corporate Members. Be ready to show your proof of Membership.