The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Social Networking Events
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Park Central Hotel, Franciscan I (3rd Level)
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 19% of the English-language biographies are about women. The stats for ethnic and racial minorities are no better.

During the event, Rosie Stephenson-Goodnight, a dedicated Wikipedian and diversity activist will teach you how to edit Wikipedia pages. 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

Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight has been a Wikipedia editor and administrator for more than a decade. Holding a Master’s degree from California State University San Marcos, and a graduate certificate from University of California San Diego, she has been a Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University (Boston), Digital Scholarship Group, Women Writers Project (@NUwwp) since 2017.
SPIE Career Lab Meetup
Date: Sunday 2 February 2020
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: ThirstyBear Brewing, Billar Room
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.

ThirstyBear Brewing, Billar Room
611 Howard St. San Francisco CA, 94105
Career Summit Networking Breakfast
Date: Monday 3 February 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Park Central Hotel, Metropolitan I/II, (2nd Level)
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.

Early Career Professionals and students are encouraged to attend!
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Presentation and Reception
Date: Monday 3 February 2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: InterContinental Hotel, InterContinental Ballroom B (5th Floor)
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. The first 50 attendees will receive a free copy of Superior: The Return of Race Science by author and speaker, Angela Saini.


Gender, Race, and Power
Drawing from her two most recent books, Angela explores the ways in which bias and prejudice are perpetuated in science, and the historical backdrop to today's inequality.


Angela Saini is an award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster. She regularly presents science programmes on the BBC, and her writing has appeared in New Scientist, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, and Wired. Her latest book is Superior: the Return of Race Science. Her previous book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, was published in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim and has been translated into eleven languages. Angela has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Oxford and was a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Photonics West Welcome Reception
Date: Monday 3 February 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel, Yerba Buena Ballroom (Lower Level)
Imagining the Future!

Enjoy delicious San Francisco-inspired cuisine and celebrate the outstanding and visionary accomplishments of the past that inspired the present day and future applications of optics and photonics. Enjoy some fun and nostalgia!

All paid conference attendees and exhibitors are welcome. Please wear your conference badge.
Whiskey Tasting at the SPIE Booth
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Hall D, Booth #3126
Sample specialty whiskeys while chatting with colleagues at SPIE Booth #3126. Co-sponsored by optics.org.
Career Summit Networking Social
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Park Central Hotel, MaSo Restaurant
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 4 February 2020
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Keystone Social House, 68 4th Street
Open to those with a paid registration badge.

Come join us in Keystone's Private Dining Room to socialize and network with other LGBTQ+ and allies in the optics and photonics community.

Whiskey Tasting at the SPIE Booth
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Hall D, Booth #3126
Sample specialty whiskeys while chatting with colleagues at SPIE Booth #3126. Co-sponsored by optics.org.
Whiskey Tasting at the SPIE Booth
Date: Thursday 6 February 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Hall D, Booth #3126
Sample specialty whiskeys while chatting with colleagues at SPIE Booth #3126. Co-sponsored by optics.org.
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