Save the dates: 25 - 30 January 2025

Technical events

Focused sessions on cutting-edge topics related to the conference program

Technical events

Meet peers interested in the same topics and explore the latest research, hear different perspectives, and participate in engaging discussions. Sessions include poster presentations, panel discussions, and workshops. Find old friends and discover new partnerships.

Overview of a crowd at a poster session at SPIE Photonics West
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27 January 2024 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 156 (Upper Mezzanine South) 
Join the Ophthalmic Technologies conference for the 2024 Pascal Rol Keynote Address, given this year by Dr. Richard B. Rosen, Chair of Ophthalmology and Professor of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
27 January 2024 • 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 306 (Level 3 South) 
Attend this informative panel discussion presented by the Visualizing and Quantifying Drug Distribution in Tissue VII conference.
28 January 2024 • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST | InterContinental Hotel, Sutter (5th Floor) 
28 January 2024 • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST | Moscone Center, Room 312 (Level 3 South) 
Please join the Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXXII conference for this informative discussion.
28 January 2024 • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST | InterContinental Hotel, Sutter (5th Floor) 
28 January 2024 • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 204 (Level 2 South) 
Join your colleagues in a discussion of outcomes-based studies that can change the lives of patients and visions for translating biophotonics technologies into novel healthcare solutions. This session will include
28 January 2024 • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM PST | InterContinental Hotel, Sutter (5th Floor) 
28 January 2024 • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 212 (Level 2 South) 
This panel will discuss future challenges and applications of label-free imaging and sensing and will include a special focus on advancing careers in this field.
28 January 2024 • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM PST | InterContinental Hotel, Sutter (5th Floor) 
28 January 2024 • 4:20 PM - 5:20 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 151 (Upper Mezzanine South) 
28 January 2024 • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 2003 (Level 2 West) 
Conference attendees are invited to attend the BiOS poster session on Sunday evening. Come view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field.
29 January 2024 • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 50 (Lower Mezzanine South) 
Come hear speakers from industry and regulatory agencies share their perspectives and advice on incorporating regulatory requirements into product development and how to achieve successful regulatory strategies.
29 January 2024 • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 103 (Level 1 South Lobby) 
A meeting with the leaders and members of the NIH/NIBIB P41 Centers. Attendees must be registered for SPIE Photonics West to attend.
29 January 2024 • 3:50 PM - 5:20 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 201 (Level 2 South) 
29 January 2024 • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 2001 (Level 2 West) 
Students present 3-minute rapid-fire overviews of their BiOS poster research. The top three presentations will receive cash prizes.
29 January 2024 • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 2003 (Level 2 West) 
Conference attendees are invited to attend the BiOS poster session on Monday evening. Come view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field.
30 January 2024 • 11:00 AM - 12:40 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 52 (Lower Mezzanine South) 
Come watch the competition. A cash prize will be awarded to the best student presentation in the LASE conference on Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics.
30 January 2024 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 2003 (Level 2 West) 
Conference attendees are invited to attend the LASE (and select BiOS conferences) poster session on Tuesday evening. Come view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field.
30 January 2024 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM PST | InterContinental Hotel, Intercontinental Ballroom B (5th Floor) 
Join the holography technical group for a discussion on recent developments and directions in holography.
30 January 2024 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM PST | InterContinental Hotel, Intercontinental Ballroom A (5th Floor) 
31 January 2024 • 3:50 PM - 5:20 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 104 (Level 1 South Lobby) 
Join us for small-group discussions on technologies related to complex light with a variety of experienced researchers in the field.
31 January 2024 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 2003 (Level 2 West) 
Conference attendees are invited to attend the OPTO poster session on Wednesday evening. Come view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field.
31 January 2024 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM PST | InterContinental Hotel, Intercontinental Ballroom C (5th Floor) 
Join us for the annual meeting on laser communications. We invite all professionals involved in theory and applications of free-space laser communications, remote sensing and supporting technologies.