Save the dates: 25 - 30 January 2025

Industry events

Valuable information for anyone — from engineers to CEOs — looking for the latest industry insights

Industry events

Join an energized audience at these informative sessions focused on the business side of photonics. Industry experts and leaders from various fields share opportunities and obstacles to overcome.

Industry events on the Expo Stage are open to all registered attendees; see below for this schedule.

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27 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall E (Exhibit Level) 
See product demonstrations by exhibitors to learn about their latest products and services.
27 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST 
Opening Day! BiOS Expo is the world's largest biomedical optics and biophotonics exhibition. Find the latest technologies from top companies supplying biomedical research and healthcare solutions.
27 January 2024 • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
This is your opportunity to hear from representatives of agencies driving funding into the biophotonics community on their priorities for research and how to best engage with their agencies.
27 January 2024 • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM PST 
This Photonics Focus-sponsored panel will discuss ways to create crosstalk and collaboration between academia, industry, and the many specialties of clinical medicine.
28 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Visit BiOS Expo 2024 on its final day. Browse the floor and engage with exhibiting companies at the world's largest biomedical optics and biophotonics exhibition to view and discuss their most current exciting displays and offerings.
28 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall D (Exhibit Level) 
See product demonstrations by exhibitors to learn about their latest products and services.
28 January 2024 • 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Join us to hear from a panel comprised of experts from both groups to learn about their funding priorities, models and plans for the biophotonics community.
28 January 2024 • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
This panel features key representatives of Federal Agencies who are tasked with implementing the NQI in areas where physics and biology interface.
28 January 2024 • 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Come learn about silicon-nitride-based photonics that are ideally suited for visible-light bio applications such as molecular sensing, cytometry, and spectroscopy.
29 January 2024 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PST | InterContinental Hotel, Fremont (5th Floor) 
This Wassenaar Laser Working Group discusses proposed changes to international export control agreements brought forward by the affected global industry stakeholders. Open to all relevant stakeholders.
30 January 2024 • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM PST | InterContinental Hotel, Fremont (5th Floor) 
The Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee is an official federal advisory committee within the US Bureau of Industry and Security. Any SPIE Photonics West attendee is welcome during the open session of this meeting.
30 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, North-South (Exhibit Level) 
Opening Day! The Photonics West Exhibition is the most important show in the industry. Start the year off right by connecting with customers, clients, and prospects at the Photonics West Marketplace.
30 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall C (Exhibit Level) 
See product demonstrations by exhibitors to learn about their latest products and services.
30 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Quantum Expo, (Upper Mezzanine South) 
Opening Day! Discover global providers of the best quantum technologies.
30 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall D (Exhibit Level) 
See product demonstrations by exhibitors to learn about their latest products and services.
30 January 2024 • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Come learn about what needs to happen and when for microLED to succeed while OLED continues to improve.
30 January 2024 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Join us for an engaging panel session focusing on the challenges of commercializing quantum technology. This session features a group of early career researchers from the UK that are taking their technology from bench to market.
30 January 2024 • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Come see what is in store for the future of Optics and Photonics! Top finalists from around the world pitch their innovations in front of a panel of judges and compete for $10,000 first place prize.
30 January 2024 • 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Come see who takes home the title of Startup Challenge 2024 Winner. Enjoy a refreshment while conversing with finalists and winners.
31 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, North-South (Exhibit Level) 
Visit Photonics West Exhibition on its second day. Connect with customers, clients, and prospects at the most important show in the photonics industry.
31 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Quantum Expo, (Upper Mezzanine South) 
Final Day! Discover global providers of the best quantum technologies.
31 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall C (Exhibit Level) 
See product demonstrations by exhibitors to learn about their latest products and services.
31 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall D (Exhibit Level) 
See product demonstrations by exhibitors to learn about their latest products and services.
31 January 2024 • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
This panel discussion will review promising optical technologies and barriers for their adoption. It will present a realistic roadmap for the next generation optical interconnects and requirements to connectivity in AI Clusters.
31 January 2024 • 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Come learn about a new generation of color splitters that allow diffraction limited capture of all incoming photons.
31 January 2024 • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Trends in players’ strategies, future technologies, roadmaps, and market forecasts in optical communication industry will be presented at this event.
31 January 2024 • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
In this panel, we will dive into what this really means in terms of the AmeriCOM Optics Ecosystems, covering all aspects of the relationship and how companies derive mutual benefit.
31 January 2024 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Join us to uncover deep insights, explore current challenges, and envision the transformative roadmap ahead in this rapidly evolving optical domain.
1 February 2024 • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, North-South (Exhibit Level) 
Visit Photonics West Exhibition on its final day, share your latest solutions, and make important connections as your colleagues and peers continue to build an exciting year of collaboration and business growth.
1 February 2024 • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall C (Exhibit Level) 
See product demonstrations by exhibitors to learn about their latest products and services.
1 February 2024 • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall D (Exhibit Level) 
See product demonstrations by exhibitors to learn about their latest products and services.
1 February 2024 • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
This discussion explores the role of integrated photonics and optics in quantum technologies, advances, remaining challenges, and its impact on enabling emerging applications.
1 February 2024 • 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Come learn about imec is bridging the gap between academia and industry within the quantum space to address concerns around the scalability of quantum products.
1 February 2024 • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Join us to celebrate the winners of the 16th Annual Prism Awards.