Save the dates: 25 - 30 January 2025

Social and networking events

Make connections with colleagues in a relaxed setting

Network with colleagues

Enjoy face-to-face conversations and make important connections in person. Take the opportunity to discuss optics and photonics with other professionals from around the world.

Photonics West networking opportunities
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28 January 2024 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Community Corner, (Level 2 West) 
Join alumni, lecturers, and organizers of the prestigious Biophotonics Summer School at this casual networking event.
28 January 2024 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Community Park, (Level 2 West) 
Paws for a break and join some of the most cuddly four-legged animals for a bit of self-care and animal love at the West Community Park.
28 January 2024 • 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM PST | InterContinental Hotel, Pacific Terrace Foyer (4th Floor) 
We will celebrate the launch of SPIE's newest journal, Biophotonics Discovery (BIOS) with a launch party. The editorial boards of Biophotonics Discovery, JBO, and Neurophotonics are invited to attend, along with BIOS symposium leadership.
29 January 2024 • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Community Corner, (Level 2 West) 
Join other women in the field for informal discussions and networking.
29 January 2024 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Community Park, (Level 2 West) 
Paws for a break and join some of the most cuddly four-legged animals for a bit of self-care and animal love at the West Community Park.
29 January 2024 • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST | InterContinental Hotel, Pacific Terrace Foyer (4th Floor) 
Join other female executives in optics, photonics, and photonics-enabled communities to meet up, network, and share experience.
29 January 2024 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST | Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Ballroom (Lower Level) 
Don't miss the Photonics West Welcome Reception! Experience the spectacular Color of Light, enjoy a colorful dinner, and be treated to a spectrum of activities and entertainment.
30 January 2024 • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall D (Exhibit Level), Booth #3438 
Sample specialty whiskeys while chatting with colleagues at SPIE Booth #3438. Co-sponsored by optics.org.
30 January 2024 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 2001, (Level 2 West) 
This reception is for all volunteers who serve as Editors for SPIE journals, including Optical Engineering, Advanced Photonics, JEI, JNP, JPE, or JOM. Come reconnect with colleagues over snacks and drinks.
30 January 2024 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Community Park, (Level 2 West) 
Paws for a break and join some of the most cuddly four-legged animals for a bit of self-care and animal love at the West Community Park.
30 January 2024 • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Community Corner, (Level 2 West) 
Come join us and socialize and network with other LGBTQ+ attendees, students, scientists, and allies in the optics and photonics community.
31 January 2024 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Overlook 4 (Level 3 West) 
Connect with women in the XR industry and join round table discussions lead by experienced professionals from the global XR, optics, and photonics communities.
31 January 2024 • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall D (Exhibit Level), Booth #3438 
Sample specialty whiskeys while chatting with colleagues at SPIE Booth #3438. Co-sponsored by optics.org.
31 January 2024 • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 2001 (Level 2 West) 
Join SPIE scholarship and Student Conference Support recipients at this networking meetup with MKS industry representatives and SPIE leadership.
31 January 2024 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Community Park, (Level 2 West) 
Paws for a break and join some of the most cuddly four-legged animals for a bit of self-care and animal love at the West Community Park.
31 January 2024 • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Community Corner, (Level 2 West) 
Join us as we kick-off Black History Month with a social meetup organized by SPIE and Black in Photonics.
1 February 2024 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Hall D (Exhibit Level), Booth #3438 
Sample specialty whiskeys while chatting with colleagues at SPIE Booth #3438. Co-sponsored by optics.org.