SPIE Photonics West 2021 moves to March dates

July 20, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SPIE Photonics West 2021 has been rescheduled for March 6-11, 2021, in San Francisco, CA, at the Moscone Center.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics (Bellingham, WA), has rescheduled its Photonics West 2021 conference and exhibition originally scheduled for January 23-28, 2021the event will now take place March 6-11, 2021, in San Francisco, CA, at the Moscone Center. The co-located SPIE AR | VR | MR event has also been rescheduled for the same week.

Each year, SPIE Photonics West showcases the latest in applications, technologies, and discoveries in optics and photonics, with three major conference tracks: BiOS, highlighting new research in biophotonics, biomedical optics, and applications of medical imaging; LASE, with its focus on the laser industry and applications; and OPTO, showcasing optoelectronics, photonic materials, and related devices. The annual event features over 4000 technical presentations, 1200 exhibiting companies, 50 courses, a best-of-class industry program, and multiple special events. In addition, the symposium is introducing a new conference, highlighting photonics research and technologies addressing COVID-19

The new timeframe ensures extra floor space across all conference events, and SPIE will be working with vendors and the facilities to implement the latest recommendations from health and government officials across all venues and events affiliated with Photonics West. 

The call for papers deadline has been extended and potential presenters have until August 26, 2020, to submit an abstract for consideration by conference chairs. 

Registration for SPIE Photonics West 2021 will open in November 2020; for more information, please visit spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/photonics-west

Source: SPIE press release  July 20, 2020

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