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    Past Event Overview

    Read the news | What is happening at SPIE Defense, Security + Sensing 2012

    SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 2012 was the largest in history, with 6,700 registered attendees, 2,450 technical presentations, 540 exhibitors on the show floor and an 18 percent increase in exhibit visitors.

    The week in Baltimore also included about 50 courses, workshops, panel discussions, networking events, and notable plenary speakers.

    Read the onsite news from five great days in Baltimore.

    Event Information
    Final Program | PDF
    Technical Abstracts | PDF
    Exhibition Guide | PDF
    Course preview | PDF
    Symposium-wide plenary speaker

    Bruce Carlson
    National Reconnaissance Office

    The No. 1 exhibition in the industry got even bigger
    The East Coast's largest exhibition for precision optics, lasers, sensors, optical materials, thermal imaging, optoelectronics, instrumentation, data analysis, and more. The 2012 event featured 540 exhibitors and an 18 percent increase in exhibit-only visitors from 2011.
    Baltimore, April 2012

    For the first time, this leading event was held in the Baltimore Convention Center at Baltimore, Maryland's, charming, vibrant, Inner Harbor.
    The location was a key factor in making the 2012 event the biggest and best SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing ever.

    Defense, Security, and Sensing in Baltimore:
    Access to top research institutions, industry leaders and innovators, military installations, and key decision-makers in research and development funding for defense, security, and sensing.
    A growing set of conferences and exhibitions covering all the latest in technological research.
    A world-class city just outside the convention center doors, with dozens of hotels and restaurants, and scores of entertainment options within walking distance - from Baltimore Orioles baseball to the National Aquarium to Fort McHenry to the clubs of Power Plant Live! and Fells Point to the charm of Little Italy.