Courses at SPIE conferences

In-person instruction designed to expand your knowledge, skills, and your network
SPIE instructor teaching a course at an SPIE event

Supplement your conference experience with SPIE courses

Learn directly from world-renowned experts from industry and academia. SPIE courses are half-day to two-day sessions in subjects that range from core fundamentals in optical and optomechanical design to intermediate and advanced topics across a wide spectrum of optics and photonics technology.

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SPIE events with a course program

Advance your skills; improve your capabilities

There is more than one reason to take a course:

  • Quickly increase your knowledge on hot topics
  • Strengthen the capabilities of your team
  • Get key insights from experts with years of experience
  • Learn valuable skills to help solve challenges
  • Network with peers facing the same challenges
  • Earn shareable digital badges and certificates

Course takers at an SPIE event

Interested in becoming an SPIE Instructor? Propose a course.

SPIE instructors are highly qualified technical experts passionate about sharing their knowledge. If you want to teach at an upcoming event, view our roster of SPIE short courses to see what we already offer. Learn more about how to submit your idea and become an SPIE instructor with our instructor guidelines.

SPIE Member discounts

SPIE Members receive discounts on courses, which are applied at the time of registration. SPIE Student Members receive even greater discounts on courses, particularly during early registration.

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