The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
2 - 7 February 2019
Social Networking Events
Friends of Bill W.
Date: Monday 4 February 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join others for a self-organized Friends of Bill W. meeting at Photonics West. Start off the week in a safe and supportive environment.
Early Career Networking Breakfast
Date: Monday 4 February 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Open to early career professionals with a paid registration badge.

Start your conference day off with a good breakfast and network building. All early career professionals are invited to attend this informal event to connect with the volunteer leadership of SPIE and your peers. A breakfast buffet will be provided. Seating is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Full Spectrum Photonics Presentation and Reception
Date: Monday 4 February 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Open to those with a paid registration badge.

Join in this collaborative event hosted by SPIE Women in Optics and SPIE Diversity & Inclusion. We'll begin the evening with a presentation on evidence-based approaches that look to challenge stereotypes for the benefit of science. From whole-school equality programs to mentoring and sponsorship, there are many ways to improve gender and social equity across all disciplines and in all job sectors. Stick around to share your ideas with other community members during the reception.

Improving Research Culture: How Photonics Benefits with the Full Spectrum of Scientists

Jess Wade is an excitable scientist at Imperial College London who studies organic light emitting diodes that emit circularly polarized light. Jess is also enthusiastic about equality and has been involved in several projects to improve gender inclusion in science and encourage young people to study science and engineering.
Speed Networking Social
Date: Tuesday 5 February 2019
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Open to those with a paid registration badge.

Join us for the next generation of networking. Add a new contact to your network every three minutes while enjoying appetizers at an off-site venue. Bring plenty of business cards, practice your pitch, and prepare to expand your network.

ThirstyBear Brewing Co.

The Moscone Center is at 747 Howard St; ThirstyBear is located one block away at 661 Howard St.
LGBTQ Social
Date: Tuesday 5 February 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Open to those with a paid registration badge.

Come socialize and network with other LGBTQ in the optics and photonics community.

Please email Diversity@spie.org to RSVP and learn location details.

Photonics West Welcome Reception
Date: Monday 4 February 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Let's Celebrate our Superheros!

Enjoy delicious San Francisco-inspired cuisine and superhero-inspired cocktails as you explore your inner superhero.

All paid conference attendees are welcome. Please wear your conference badge.
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