SPIE Photonics West, plus four other early 2021 events, will go virtual

Dec. 17, 2020
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 virus pandemic, optics and photonics technology event SPIE Photonics West will be held as an interactive, virtual conference March 6-11, 2021.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 virus pandemic, optics and photonics technology event SPIE Photonics West (which normally convenes in San Francisco, CA) will be held as an interactive, virtual conference March 6-11, 2021. The SPIE (Bellingham, WA) event, which includes the BiOS, LASE, and OPTO conferences, also includes two digital exhibitions and the industry-focused Quantum West. Registration for SPIE Photonics West will open January 5, 2021.

In addition to SPIE Photonics West, the following SPIE 2021 conferences will also be held via the organizations digital-forum platform: SPIE Advanced LithographySPIE Medical ImagingSPIE AR/VR/MR; and SPIE Smart Structures + Nondestructive Evaluation.

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. In addition, the symposium is introducing a new conference, highlighting photonics research and technologies addressing COVID-19. SPIE Photonics West will also feature a Digital Marketplace with product demos showcasing the latest in optics and photonics technologies and opportunities to connect with industry suppliers and companies.

The SPIE Digital Forums will offer a convenient, high-quality, and timely way for researchers, engineers, and government and industry leaders in the photonics community to share emerging research, new results, and technological advances with their peers. The SPIE online format makes presentations and discussion accessible during the Forum in whatever time zone is convenient for the participant and in any order. In addition, the Digital Forums will include networking opportunities, live plenary sessions, and special events. All conference presentations and manuscripts will be accessible after the conference via the SPIE Digital Library. Registration and pricing information is available on each event site.

Source: SPIE press release – December 17, 2020

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