Plan now to attend the biggest optics and photonics event of the year
BELLINGHAM, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Registration is open for SPIE Photonics West 2024, which will take place from January 27 to February 1 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The largest annual conference and exhibition in the field of optics and photonics, the week will feature more than 4,500 technical presentations as well as showcasing more than 1,200 companies in three focused exhibitions. Photonics West brings together researchers, innovators, engineers and business leaders from around the world for an exciting week of sharing research, forming collaborations and inspiring exchanges for innovation.
SPIE Photonics West is structured around four main application areas emphasizing the latest technologies and discoveries using optics and photonics. BIOS highlights new research in biophotonics, biomedical optics and imaging for diagnosis and therapy; LASE focuses on the laser industry and its various applications; OPTO covers optoelectronics, photonic materials, and optical devices; and, now in its third year, Quantum West presents quantum 2.0 technologies, from quantum sensing and information systems to quantum materials and devices and quantum biology. This year, Quantum West will also include a Quantum West Business Summit highlighting the work of bringing quantum technologies to market.
Featuring over 1,200 companies with product launches, live demonstrations and cutting-edge technologies on display, the accompanying exhibitions during Photonics West provide tremendous platforms for the diverse and healthy photonics industry.
“The demand for exhibit space at Photonics West is always a great indicator of the health of our industry, and this year we responded to the increased demand by expanding our footprint by 15% over last year and we plan to sell again,” said SPIE’s global director of exhibition services Bonnie Peterson. “We are excited to welcome new companies and businesses and look forward to providing our exhibitor community with an attractive platform for their technologies, applications and market-ready systems and components.”
New this year, the West Quantum Expo, on January 30 and 31, will showcase global suppliers of the latest quantum technologies. THE BiOS Exposure – showcasing new and transformative technologies in the field of biomedical optics and healthcare applications – will take place on January 27 and 28, while the West Photonics Exhibition, from January 30 to February 1, includes the latest from laser manufacturers and suppliers as well as other innovative devices, components, systems and services in optics and photonics. Additionally, the dynamic industrial program also returns with a renewed focus on the markets and applications shaping the photonics industry. Participation in the three exhibitions and the industrial program is free upon registration at SPIE Photonics West.
This dynamic and event-packed week will cover the latest technologies and industrial developments across the spectrum of optics and photonics, from SPIE BiOS Hot Topics to conference plenary sessions and Prism Prize and the SPIE Startup Challenge. Dynamic Hot Topics and plenary speakers, including Lingyan ShiUniversity of California, San Diego; Giuliano ScarcelliUniversity of Maryland; Paul BarbeUniversity College London; Ben VakocWellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Philippe TinnefeldLMU-Munich; Charles LinMassachusetts General Hospital Center for Systems Biology; Ryan ChampCore ; Michelle DigmanUniversity of California, Irvine; June YeJILA; Stephanie SimonsPhotonics, Inc; Marlan ScullyTexas A&M; Paul PrucnalPrinceton University; Asa HaglundChalmers; Roel BaetsGhent University/imec; Ahmed DialloARPA-E; Akira FurusawaUniversity of Tokyo and RIKEN; Laura N / A LiuUniversity of Stuttgart; Siddharth RamachandranBoston University; Bruce TrombergNational Institutes of Health; R.Rox AndersonWellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Hard clawUniversity of California, Davis; Mary Lou JepsenThe wide; Cynthia Toth, Duke University; And Eric HendersonDartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Alongside the lectures and exhibitions, Photonics West will also offer 57 technical courses, including the popular Quantum computing: a concise introductionas well as eight new courses on topics including inverse design for photonics, trends in miniature camera technology, photoacoustic imaging, and optical design for AR/VR/MR technologies.
The extensive educational program complements numerous professional development workshops, a complete job fairand valuable networking opportunities for technical participants, SPIE members and exhibitors.
Full conference registration for Photonics West includes access to all three days SPIEAR | VR | MR event, which focuses on augmented, virtual and mixed reality and the critical role optics and photonics play in hardware and headset development. This popular program features more than 30 guest lectures, lectures and industry panels with speakers representing a range of exciting companies including META, Oppo, XREAL and Magic Leap; a two-day exhibition; and a headphone museum featuring more than 100 headphones from the late 1980s to the present.
This year, SPIE will also present its first Global Business Forum. This one-day information and networking opportunity, held on January 29, and focused on current and emerging trends in the international optics and photonics industry and markets, will include insights from Tematys. Thierry RobinYole Group Jean-Christophe EloyBOS Photonics’ Bo Gu; and Harlin John Lincoln, among others. Registration for the Global Business Forum is separate from Photonics West and will be available through the event website.
“Photonics West 2024 promises to be an engaging and stimulating week, packed with networking and learning opportunities,” said SPIE Senior Director of Technical Programs. Marilyn Gorsuch. “We are particularly excited to expand our Quantum West programming, including adding a quantum-focused exhibit. As the first major community gathering of the year, we continue to bring together a unique network of industry leaders and renowned researchers whose collaborations drive product, innovation and technical breakthroughs. We anticipate an increase from last year’s 22,000 registered participants and invite you to join the global photonics community and experience all that Photonics West 2024 has to offer.
For more information and to register, please visit https://spie.org/pw.
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