Palais de la Musique et des Congrès
Strasbourg, France
22 - 26 April 2018
Student Events
Lunch with the Experts - A Student Networking Event
Date: Monday 23 April 2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Niveau/Level 1, Etoile A
Open to Student Attendees

Enjoy a casual meal with colleagues at this engaging networking opportunity, hosted by SPIE Student Services. This event features experts willing to share their experience and wisdom on career paths in optics and photonics and an award presentation for SPIE scholarships. Seating is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Student Chapter Poster Session
Date: Wednesday 25 April 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Galerie Rhin
Open to all Attendees

Join us for refreshments and a mid-morning mixer in the Student Chapter section of the Exhibition Hall. Meet our amazing students and learn about the innovative activities of some of the best and brightest Student Chapters across the globe!
Student Chapter Leadership Workshop
Date: Saturday 21 April 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Niveau/Level 1, Etoile C
Open to SPIE Student Chapter members

Participate in the SPIE Student Chapter Leadership Workshop with student chapter leaders from around the world. During this highly interactive, all-day event facilitated by Dr. Jean-luc Doumont, you will discuss what being a leader is all about (and what it is not about), how to communicate across cultures, and how to go from ideas to achievements for your chapter. Expect to gain new insights, make new friends, and overall spend a rich and enjoyable first day at the conference.

Jean-luc Doumont, Principae

An engineer (Louvain) and PhD in applied physics (Stanford), Jean-luc is acclaimed worldwide for his no-nonsense approach, his highly applicable, often life-changing recommendations on a wide range of topics, and Trees, maps, and theorems, his book about “effective communication for rational minds.” He is a visiting lecturer for SPIE. For more information about Jean-luc, please visit

All SPIE Student Chapter Members are welcome but must register by Friday, 13 April to attend. Email to register, or for more information. Please provide your SPIE Member ID number and current SPIE Student Chapter in your registration email. All Officer Travel Grant recipients are pre-registered for this event.
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