18 - 22 August 2024
San Diego, California, US

SPIE Optics + Photonics social and networking events

Connect with your colleagues throughout the conference in both small and large settings

Network with colleagues

These in-person sessions give you the opportunity to network, learn, and discuss with optics and photonics professionals from around the country.

Attendees at SPIE Optics + Photonics networking and social events
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18 August 2024 • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT | Marriott Marquis, North Pool Patio 
Join us for an informal Black in Photonics meetup at SPIE Optics + Photonics. Network and celebrate the people of color in our community.
19 August 2024 • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Room 33A 
Join other women in the field for an informal networking brunch.
19 August 2024 • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT | Conv. Ctr. West Terrace (Upper Level) 
Relax, socialize, and enjoy refreshments while viewing the wonders of the night sky, thanks to the San Diego Astronomy Club. All paid attendees and exhibitor representatives are welcome.
20 August 2024 • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT | Sails Pavilion, Exhibition Hall, SPIE Bookstore 
Come learn about SPIE Selections, a new book series from SPIE press.
20 August 2024 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT | Marriott Marquis, South Pool Patio 
This reception is for all volunteers who serve as Editors on an SPIE journal or are on the Publications Committee. Private Event: Invitation Only
20 August 2024 • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT | Marriott Marquis, North Pool Patio 
Socialize and network with other LGBTQ+ and allies in the optics and photonics community.
21 August 2024 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT | Sails Pavilion, Exhibition Hall, Booth #735 
21 August 2024 • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT | San Diego Air & Space Museum 
Attend the 2024 Society Awards Reception and Banquet. Purchase tickets when registering for the conference, or onsite at the SPIE Cashier Desk.
21 August 2024 • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT | Marriott Marquis, Coronado Terrace 
22 August 2024 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT | Sails Pavilion, Exhibition Hall, Booth #735 
22 August 2024 • 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM PDT | Conv. Ctr. Sails Pavilion, Exhibition Hall 
Join us for a fun way to end the week at the Sails Social on the exhibition floor. Casual shirts are encouraged. Enjoy a drink and networking. Open to all exhibitors and badged attendees of the show.