San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
28 August - 1 September 2016
Student Events
Student Chapter Leadership Workshop
Date: Saturday 27 August 2016
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open to SPIE Student Chapter members

Participate in the SPIE Student Chapter Leadership Workshop with 250 other 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 persuade others, 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, Principiae

An engineer (Louvain) and PhD in applied physics (Stanford), Jean-luc is acclaimed worldwide for his no-nonsense approach and his highly applicable, often life-changing recommendations on a wide range of topics. During his workshops, he uses trees, maps, theorems, and other tools featured in his book about “effective communication for rational minds.” He is also a popular visiting lecturer for SPIE and travels several times a year to speak to chapters around the world. For more information about Jean-luc, please visit

Open to SPIE Student Chapter Members, please email with questions about attendance.
Lunch with the Experts - Student Networking Event
Date: Monday 29 August 2016
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Open to Student Attendees

Enjoy a casual meal with colleagues at this engaging networking opportunity. This event features experts willing to share their experience and wisdom on career paths in optics and photonics. It also includes an awards presentation for Newport travel grant winners and SPIE education and travel scholarship winners. Seating is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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New Student Chapter Bootcamp
Date: Monday 29 August 2016
Time: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Open to Student Chapter Members

Members of new SPIE student chapters (formed within the last year) are invited to this informal session to learn the nuts and bolts of chapter benefits and chapter management. Come learn what benefits are available, how to use them, and ask any questions you may have about running a chapter. Students interested in forming a student chapter and members from established chapters are also welcome to attend.
Student Chapter Poster Exhibit
Date: Tuesday 30 August 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Exhibition Hours

Discover the research of some of the brightest SPIE student groups and the programs they have developed to increase science awareness and literacy in their regions.
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