The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
28 January - 2 February 2017
Student Events
Student Chapter Leadership Workshop
Date: Friday 27 January 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: InterContinental Hotel, Ballroom B
Open to SPIE Student Chapter Members

Join SPIE student chapter leaders from around the world at this all-day Leadership Workshop. The workshop will start with breakfast, followed by a morning session on chapter benefits, and solving chapter challenges. After lunch, facilitator, Christine Haas will teach the art of the elevator pitch. You’ll review example elevator pitches, analyze successful strategies and practice telling your story in 60 seconds. This skill can be used to pitch your chapter to potential members, pitch event ideas to stakeholders, and of course pitch yourself – perfect for networking at Photonics West!

Christine Haas, Christine Haas Consulting

Christine worked in science- and engineering-focused non-profits and higher-ed institutions for 8 years before launching Christine Haas Consulting in July 2012. As Director of Marketing for Drexel College of Engineering, she oversaw an extensive communication portfolio and branding for seven departments and programs. As Director of Operations for WPI Engineering, she managed operations and strategic initiatives, and helped launch the Engineering Ambassadors Program to build a strong pipeline of diverse leaders in the engineering and science fields. She received her MBA in marketing and international business from Drexel University and her BA in English and Film from Dickinson College.

All SPIE Student Chapter Members are welcome but must register by Friday, 20 January to attend. Email students@spie.org to register, or for more information. Please provide your SPIE Member ID number and current SPIE Student Chapter in your registration email.
Lunch with the Experts - A BiOS Student Networking Event
Date: Sunday 29 January 2017
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: InterContinental Hotel, Ballroom A
Open to BiOS 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 biomedical optics and an award presentation for SPIE scholarships. Seating is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Student Chapter Meeting
Date: Sunday 29 January 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: InterContinental Hotel, Ballroom C
Open to SPIE Student Chapter Members

Get the latest news on the Student Chapter program direct from SPIE Student Services. Join us for dinner, professional development, and networking with chapter members from around the world. The evening will feature career advice from our 2017 SPIE President, Glenn Boreman, Vice-President of MKS Instruments/Newport, Jim Fisher, and our SPIE Career Center Coordinator, Lacey Barnett.

All SPIE Student Chapter Members are welcome but must register by Friday, 20 January to attend. Email students@spie.org to register, or for more information. Please provide your SPIE Member ID number and current SPIE Student Chapter in your registration email.
Lunch with the Experts - A Student Networking Event
Date: Tuesday 31 January 2017
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Room 3016 (West Level 3)
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 and an award presentation for SPIE scholarships and Newport Travel Grant winners. Seating is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Student Social
Date: Wednesday 1 February 2017
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Jillian's
Student Conference Attendees Only.

Relax and hang out with new friends and peers while enjoying the atmosphere of a great off-site venue. No ties required but please bring your student conference badge.

Jillian's Billiards Club
175 4th Street

From the Moscone Center:
Head Southwest on Howard St toward 4th St
Turn right on 4th St
Jillian's is on the right
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