San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
11 - 15 August 2019
Student Events
Student Chapter Leadership Workshop
Date: Saturday 10 August 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom E
Open to SPIE Student Chapter members but non-Officer Travel Grant recipients must register for the workshop here: http://spie.org/OP/course/student-chapter-leadership-workshop

Participate in the SPIE Student Chapter Leadership Workshop with 200 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 runs lectures and workshops in scientific communication, pedagogy, critical thinking, and more for engineers, scientists, and other rational minds. He is an engineer from the University of Louvain and a doctor in applied physics from Stanford University. Articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking, he is a popular invited speaker at top-notch universities and research centers worldwide.
Lunch with the Experts - A Student Networking Event
Date: Monday 12 August 2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom E
Open to those with a paid student registration badge.

No advance registration is required. However, seating is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.


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 MKS Instruments Grant winners.

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Student Chapter Poster Exhibit
Date: Tuesday 13 August 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Sails Pavilion, Exhibition Hall
Discover how SPIE Student Chapters have helped increase optics awareness and literacy in their regions.
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