Save the dates: 25 - 30 January 2025

Photonics West plenary events

Hear from world-class speakers on the industry's challenges and breakthroughs

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Each year Photonics West features approximately 25 plenary speakers presentating on a wide range of important topics. Be in the room full of energy and inspiration as leaders in their respective fields take the stage to share their latest research and visions of the future.

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27 January 2024 • 7:00 PM - 9:20 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 207/215 (Level 2 South) 
Every year at BiOS the community gathers at Saturday Night Hot Topics to hear the latest innovations in the biophotonics field. Don't miss this year's fast-paced program of world-class speakers. Open to all registered technical attendees.
28 January 2024 • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 207/215 (Level 2 South) 
This session highlights the breadth of advances in neurophotonics technologies.
28 January 2024 • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 207/215 (Level 2 South) 
Come hear from clinicians and others who will challenge both researchers and companies to use photonics to address technology needs of the clinic, present and future. All paid technical registrations are invited to attend.
29 January 2024 • 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM PST | Moscone Center, Room 207/215 (Level 2 South) 
Attend the OPTO plenary session to hear the latest on silicon photonics, neuromorphic photonics, and semiconductor lasers.
29 January 2024 • 1:00 PM - 3:05 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 207/215 (Level 2 South) 
Quantum West showcases the future of applied quantum technologies that will bring about a quantum-enabled future. Hear outstanding leaders discuss their vision for achieving Quantum 2.0. Open to all registered technical attendees.
29 January 2024 • 3:45 PM - 5:40 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 207/215 (Level 2 South) 
Join us as Ahmed Diallo shares ARPA-E's existing IFE programs and vision, Siddharth Ramachandran discusses topological confinement, Akira Furusawa presents on quantum computers, and Laura Na Liu discusses electrically-controlled metasurfaces.
30 January 2024 • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST | Moscone Center, Room 207 (Level 2 South) 
Join us for this year's nano/biophotonics plenary which will feature Sang-Hyun Oh, Univ. of Minnesota (United States) discussing engineering photonic nanostructures.