Mark your calendar and plan to attend in September

Gather with critical decision makers 25 September 2024 in Washington, DC, for SPIE Photonics Industry Summit. This one-day forum focused on the optics and photonics industry as an essential enabler of emerging technology. Hear from high-level US government agency and congressional speakers discussing major areas of government investment. If you’re looking for executivelevel information and networking opportunities that will contribute to the strategic growth of your business, plan to join other leaders at this exclusive event.

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Speakers to note from the 2023 program


Matt Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Export Administration Bureau of Industry and Security, US Department of Commerce

Matthew Borman

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Export Administration Bureau of Industry and Security, US Department of Commerce

Gretchen Campbell, Deputy Director for the National Quantum Coordination Office at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (United States)

Gretchen Campbell

Deputy Director for the National Quantum Coordination, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

photo of Tess DeBlanc-Knowles

Tess DeBlanc-Knowles

TIP Staff Associate for Technology Policy and Strategy, National Science Foundation

Margaret Dominguez, NASA Optical Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Margaret Dominguez

Optics Associate Branch Head, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Jonathan Felbinger, Deputy Director, Quantum Economic Development Consortium (United States)

Jonathan Felbinger

Deputy Director, Quantum Economic Development Consortium

Representative Josh Gottheimer, United States House of Representatives (NJ-5)

Josh Gottheimer

US House of Representatives (NJ-5)

David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs, Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)

David Isaacs

Vice President, Government Affairs, Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)

Melinda Higgins, Director of STEM Programs, Office of Nuclear Energy, US Department of Energy

Melinda Higgins

Director of STEM Programs, US Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy

Rosalyn (Roz) Hobson Hargraves, Division Director, Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), National Science Foundation, Directorate for STEM Education

Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves

Division Director, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation

Kei Koizumi, Principal Deputy Director for Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Kei Koizumi

Principal Deputy Director for Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Eric Lin, interim CHIPS Research and Development Program Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Eric Lin

Interim CHIPS Research and Development Program Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Louie R. Lopez, Director, DoD STEM, Basic Research Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense

Louie R. Lopez

Director, Department of Defense STEM, Basic Research Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense

Joseph Morelle, US House of Representatives, New York

Joseph Morelle

US House of Representatives (NY-25)

Frank Peterkin, Principal Director for Directed Energy at the Department of Defense

Frank Peterkin

Principal Director, Directed Energy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

Kent Rochford, CEO, SPIE

Kent Rochford

CEO, SPIE

Devanand Shenoy, Principal Director, Microelectronics Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

Devanand Shenoy

Principal Director, Microelectronics Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, US Department of Defense

Ceren Susut, Acting Associate Director of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, US Department of Energy

Ceren Susut

Associate Director of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, US Department of Energy

Alexis Vogt, Endowed Chair & Professor of Optics, Monroe Community College (USA)

Alexis Vogt

Endowed Chair & Professor of Optics, Monroe Community College

Industry speakers


Jenn Cable, President, Thorlabs

Jenn Cable

President, Thorlabs

Ravi Guntupalli, Vice President & General Manager, Teledyne

Ravi Guntupalli

Vice President & General Manager, Teledyne

Bernard Kress, Director of XR Engineering, Google

Bernard Kress

Director of XR Engineering, Google

Joe Spilman, Optimax

Joe Spilman

President, Optimax

Mark A. Tolbert, Toptica

Mark A. Tolbert

CEO, TOPTICA Photonics, Inc.

Robert Walker, Leonardo

Robert Walker

Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Leonardo Electronics US, Inc.

Craig Walling, President, Hamamatsu Corporation, the North American subsidiary of Hamamatsu Photonics K.K

Craig Walling

President, Hamamatsu Corporation, the North American subsidiary of Hamamatsu Photonics K.K

John M. Williams Jr. (JW), CEO, Quartus Engineering

John M. Williams Jr. (JW)

CEO, Quartus Engineering

Photonics innovation enables new opportunities for industry

The total monetary value of all light-enabled products and related services comprise more than 15 percent (~$16 trillion USD) of worldwide economic output.
Read about this statistic and more in the SPIE Optics & Photonics 2024 Industry Report.

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