Free Registration
Online Only, France
6 - 10 April 2020
Social Networking Events
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Date: Sunday 29 March 2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Open to the public.

Bring your laptop and join us in editing Wikipedia pages about inspiring women, ethnic, or racial minority scientists.

Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website in the world, with more than 32 million views a day. Unfortunately fewer than 18% of the English-language biographies are about women. The stats for ethnic and racial minorities are no better.

During the event, dedicated diversity activist Jess Wade will teach you how to edit Wikipedia pages. She's created over 500 for others! You will then have an opportunity to work together to research and write the biographies of scientists from under-represented groups who inspire you. No previous experience is needed!

Create a Wikipedia account before you arrive to make the most out of your time with us! Tips on how to do so are may be found here: wikihow.com/Create-a-Wikipedia-Account

Do you have suggestions for pages to create? Let us know! You can find us on Twitter @WomeninOptics.

Instructor:

Jess Wade is an excitable scientist at Imperial College London who studies chiral materials in photonic devices. Jess is also enthusiastic about equality and has been involved in several projects to improve diversity in science and encourage young people to study science and engineering.
SPIE Career Lab Meetup
Date: Sunday 29 March 2020
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Open to SPIE Career Lab members who have a paid registration badge.
No advance registration is required. However, seating is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.


The SPIE Career Lab is a community for people connected to optics & photonics to help each other with professional advice, questions, and opportunities. Members of this community are invited to this special onsite meetup to network face-to-face and prepare for an exciting week at the conference.

Restaurant S'Wacke Hiesel 1 Place de la Foire Exposition 67000 Strasbourg France
Career Summit Networking Breakfast
Date: Monday 30 March 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Open to those with a paid registration badge.
No advance registration is required. However, seating is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.


Start your conference day off with a tasty breakfast and an informal networking opportunity. This is a chance to get to know your peers as well as connect with volunteer leadership of SPIE while discussing table topics on areas that interest you. Table topics and discussion leaders will be listed at the door.

Early Career Professionals and students are encouraged to attend!
Light Work/s: Art-Science Photonics Exhibition
Date: Monday 30 March 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Following the success of “Light Culture” at SPIE Photonics Europe in 2018, taking a look back at holography and the history of 3D imaging, the new exhibition, “Light Work/s” will move forwards to explore the frontier between art and science in the field of light, imaging, and photonics.

Two French artists, Silvi Simon (Strasbourg) and Mustapha Azeroual (Paris), have been commissioned to present their work in this field, including new works of art developed in collaboration with researchers from the different teams at the ICube Laboratory in Strasbourg and financed by the sponsors of the conference. In parallel, there will be information boards associated with the different works of art discussing the related scientific aspects.

At the intersection of photography and cinema, Silvi Simon’s works of art explore the frontiers between light and matter, and film and digital photography. Through immersive installations, the artist questions the experimental process itself, as well as the weaknesses of the imaging systems used to take the pictures.

Confronting historical imaging and printing techniques with contemporary photography, Mustapha Azeroual uses an experimental approach to question the very process and conditions involved in image formation using light.

Research, experimental approaches, exploration of light, works of art… “Light work/s” reveals the different possibilities of working with these raw materials central to SPIE Photonics Europe that Silvi Simon and Mustapha Azeroual seize with both hands in an attempt to bring out the poetry hidden in experimental research.

To open the exhibition, there will be an official “vernissage” during the conference reception on the Monday evening, with speakers John Greivenkamp (SPIE President 2020) and Michel de Mathelin (Vice President for technology transfer, University of Strasbourg). The exhibition will be on show throughout the Strasbourg Convention Centre and will also be open to high school classes.

The exhibition is overseen by Emeline Dufrennoy, an independent curator who regularly collaborates with the University of Strasbourg.

Parcours artistique dnas les murs du colloque

Radiance, Mustapha Azeroual, 2019 Lenticular photos

Rotundum Lux Vestigo, Silvi Simon, 2015 Installation – laser pointers, glass sculpture, motor, phosphorescent paint

Filmatruc à verre n°2, Oiseaux, Silvi Simon, 2009 Installation – 16 mm projection, glass sculpture, rotating motor

Persistance - Ecrans phosphorescents, Silvi Simon, 2018 Video installation – projection, phosphorescent screen

Contact aveugle, Mustapha Azeroual, 2017 Video

Spirit (provisional title), Silvi Simon-Wilfried Uhring, 2020 Video

28364 pixels.pico, Silvi Simon, 2009-2020 Installation – pico projector, optical fibre

Monades, Mustapha Azeroual, 2019 Fluorescent photograms, black light

Variations#2, Mustapha Azeroual, 2020 Installation - vinyl
Women's Networking Luncheon
Date: Monday 30 March 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Open to those with a paid registration badge.
No advance registration is required. However, seating is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Welcome Reception
Date: Monday 30 March 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
All attendees are invited to the Welcome Reception. Relax, socialize, and enjoy the refreshments. Please remember to wear your registration badge. Dress is casual.
Light Work/s: Art-Science Photonics Exhibition
Date: Tuesday 31 March 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Following the success of “Light Culture” at SPIE Photonics Europe in 2018, taking a look back at holography and the history of 3D imaging, the new exhibition, “Light Work/s” will move forwards to explore the frontier between art and science in the field of light, imaging, and photonics.

Two French artists, Silvi Simon (Strasbourg) and Mustapha Azeroual (Paris), have been commissioned to present their work in this field, including new works of art developed in collaboration with researchers from the different teams at the ICube Laboratory in Strasbourg and financed by the sponsors of the conference. In parallel, there will be information boards associated with the different works of art discussing the related scientific aspects.

At the intersection of photography and cinema, Silvi Simon’s works of art explore the frontiers between light and matter, and film and digital photography. Through immersive installations, the artist questions the experimental process itself, as well as the weaknesses of the imaging systems used to take the pictures.

Confronting historical imaging and printing techniques with contemporary photography, Mustapha Azeroual uses an experimental approach to question the very process and conditions involved in image formation using light.

Research, experimental approaches, exploration of light, works of art… “Light work/s” reveals the different possibilities of working with these raw materials central to SPIE Photonics Europe that Silvi Simon and Mustapha Azeroual seize with both hands in an attempt to bring out the poetry hidden in experimental research.

To open the exhibition, there will be an official “vernissage” during the conference reception on the Monday evening, with speakers John Greivenkamp (SPIE President 2020) and Michel de Mathelin (Vice President for technology transfer, University of Strasbourg). The exhibition will be on show throughout the Strasbourg Convention Centre and will also be open to high school classes.

The exhibition is overseen by Emeline Dufrennoy, an independent curator who regularly collaborates with the University of Strasbourg.

Parcours artistique dnas les murs du colloque

Radiance, Mustapha Azeroual, 2019 Lenticular photos

Rotundum Lux Vestigo, Silvi Simon, 2015 Installation – laser pointers, glass sculpture, motor, phosphorescent paint

Filmatruc à verre n°2, Oiseaux, Silvi Simon, 2009 Installation – 16 mm projection, glass sculpture, rotating motor

Persistance - Ecrans phosphorescents, Silvi Simon, 2018 Video installation – projection, phosphorescent screen

Contact aveugle, Mustapha Azeroual, 2017 Video

Spirit (provisional title), Silvi Simon-Wilfried Uhring, 2020 Video

28364 pixels.pico, Silvi Simon, 2009-2020 Installation – pico projector, optical fibre

Monades, Mustapha Azeroual, 2019 Fluorescent photograms, black light

Variations#2, Mustapha Azeroual, 2020 Installation - vinyl
SPIE Fellow Member & Student Luncheon
Date: Tuesday 31 March 2020
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Student conference attendees and SPIE Fellow Members are invited to this engaging networking lunch. This event gives students an opportunity to network with SPIE Fellows who will share their insights into career paths in optics and photonics. We will also be inducting two of our new Fellows during the luncheon: John Dudley and Zouheir Sekkat.

Lunch is complimentary. Fellow Members will receive a personal invitation, student seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Presentation of New Fellows:


John Dudley
CNRS Institute FEMTO-ST - Université de Franche-Comté , France


Zouheir Sekkat
University Mohamed V, Morocco
Career Summit Networking Social
Date: Tuesday 31 March 2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Open to participants of the SPIE Career Development Summit. Participants will receive a ribbon during workshops at the Summit. Please wear this ribbon for entry into the networking social.

Come grab a drink and meet others from the SPIE Career Development Summit in a relaxed atmosphere. Upon entry, you will be asked to identify your special interest area on a sticker and will be given a networking card with a unique question on it. Your job is to ask this question to someone you haven't met before. Every five minutes, a tone will sound and you will switch cards with the person with whom you are speaking and move on to find a new contact and begin a new discussion with your new question. At 6 pm, the speed-networking segment will end and you are invited to continue discussions with the people you found most interesting. Prepare your business cards and elevator pitch!
LGBTQ+ Social
Date: Tuesday 31 March 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open to those with a paid registration badge.

Come socialize and network with other LGBTQ and allies in the optics and photonics community.
Light Work/s: Art-Science Photonics Exhibition
Date: Wednesday 1 April 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Following the success of “Light Culture” at SPIE Photonics Europe in 2018, taking a look back at holography and the history of 3D imaging, the new exhibition, “Light Work/s” will move forwards to explore the frontier between art and science in the field of light, imaging, and photonics.

Two French artists, Silvi Simon (Strasbourg) and Mustapha Azeroual (Paris), have been commissioned to present their work in this field, including new works of art developed in collaboration with researchers from the different teams at the ICube Laboratory in Strasbourg and financed by the sponsors of the conference. In parallel, there will be information boards associated with the different works of art discussing the related scientific aspects.

At the intersection of photography and cinema, Silvi Simon’s works of art explore the frontiers between light and matter, and film and digital photography. Through immersive installations, the artist questions the experimental process itself, as well as the weaknesses of the imaging systems used to take the pictures.

Confronting historical imaging and printing techniques with contemporary photography, Mustapha Azeroual uses an experimental approach to question the very process and conditions involved in image formation using light.

Research, experimental approaches, exploration of light, works of art… “Light work/s” reveals the different possibilities of working with these raw materials central to SPIE Photonics Europe that Silvi Simon and Mustapha Azeroual seize with both hands in an attempt to bring out the poetry hidden in experimental research.

To open the exhibition, there will be an official “vernissage” during the conference reception on the Monday evening, with speakers John Greivenkamp (SPIE President 2020) and Michel de Mathelin (Vice President for technology transfer, University of Strasbourg). The exhibition will be on show throughout the Strasbourg Convention Centre and will also be open to high school classes.

The exhibition is overseen by Emeline Dufrennoy, an independent curator who regularly collaborates with the University of Strasbourg.

Parcours artistique dnas les murs du colloque

Radiance, Mustapha Azeroual, 2019 Lenticular photos

Rotundum Lux Vestigo, Silvi Simon, 2015 Installation – laser pointers, glass sculpture, motor, phosphorescent paint

Filmatruc à verre n°2, Oiseaux, Silvi Simon, 2009 Installation – 16 mm projection, glass sculpture, rotating motor

Persistance - Ecrans phosphorescents, Silvi Simon, 2018 Video installation – projection, phosphorescent screen

Contact aveugle, Mustapha Azeroual, 2017 Video

Spirit (provisional title), Silvi Simon-Wilfried Uhring, 2020 Video

28364 pixels.pico, Silvi Simon, 2009-2020 Installation – pico projector, optical fibre

Monades, Mustapha Azeroual, 2019 Fluorescent photograms, black light

Variations#2, Mustapha Azeroual, 2020 Installation - vinyl
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Presentation and Reception
Date: Wednesday 1 April 2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Open to those with a paid registration badge.

Join us for a thought-provoking presentation and stay after to discuss topics with your colleagues during the reception.


Diversity is Capital - How do we raise it?
Diversity boosts innovation if organizations are adapting a holistic approach. Laura will talk about how to turn the challenges into opportunities towards a truly inclusive workplace.


Laura Lazar is the founder of BE COSMOPOLITE. She helps clients design organizations to be diverse and inclusive. Her vision is to bring the awareness that gender and social equality has direct financial benefits to companies, institutions, and societies. As a business coach, she is empowering female individuals on their path to leadership positions. Before self-employment, Laura was working 17 years in DAX 30 and Fortune 100 technology multinationals in various functions – 13 years in global leadership positions. She has a PhD in Physics.
SPIE Members Reception
Date: Wednesday 1 April 2020
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
For SPIE Members Only. (Membership will be checked at the entrance for admission.)

All SPIE Members are invited to this reception in their honour. Come relax and talk with your colleagues, enjoy some live cooking or simply marvel at the view of the nearby cathedral. Refreshments will be served. Please note: this reception is limited to SPIE Members only. Please wear your registration badge and Member ribbon. If you join as an SPIE Member onsite, please bring your registration receipt. Dress is casual or business attire.

Location:
Salle Wenger-Valentin
10 Place Gutenberg
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