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SPIE Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

SPIE Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

SPIE believes in the development of collaborative environments that value participation from individuals with different ideas and perspectives, which ultimately have a positive impact on the science of light. Our programs reflect these core values. At our events, both in person and online, we aim to provide resources, guidance, and education to build a more inclusive optics and photonics experience for all our attendees.

Meet our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.

LGBTQ+ Social
9 March | 5:00PM PT

Bring your favorite drink and snack, log on and connect!

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Upcoming EDI events

DateTime (PST)Event

Series/Symposium

8–11 March 2021 8:00 AM–8:00 AM Movie Screening: Picture a Scientist Photonics West 2021: Requires conference registration
8 March 2021 6:30 PM–7:30 PM Executive Women's Meetup Photonics West 2021: Requires conference registration
9 March 2021 5:00 PM–6:00 PM LGBTQ+ Social Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Series: Open to all
11 March 2021 9:00 AM–10:30 AM Mentors and Networks with Anita Mahadevan-Jansen Women in Optics Spotlight Series: Open to all
8 April 2021 9:00 AM–10:30 AM Hyper-invisibility: On Being Black in Engineering with Audrey Bowden Women in Optics Spotlight Series: Open to all

Learn about EDI in the optics and photonics workplace

 
Women in Optics Event Recordings
 
Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity online events
 
For one hour every month, join conversations that matter and expand mindsets, skill sets, and tool sets necessary for true workplace inclusion.
 
Learn more
 
Women in Optics Event Recordings
 
Women in Optics event recordings
 
Watch the Women in Optics-hosted event recordings from past SPIE events, and view other informative lectures and discussions.
 
Watch now
 
Professional Conduct Survey
 
Scientific meeting harassment survey results
 
SPIE and OSA joined forces to measure harassment at their events.
 
Download the report
 
SPIE Meetings Policy
 
SPIE meetings policy
 
SPIE supports safe and ethical meetings, with specific policies and a confidential reporting system. 
 
View the policy

Educate others with free resources to share and spread awareness

 
Science is for everyone poster
 
Science is for Everyone poster
 
Increase awareness of the core tenets of equity, diversity and inclusion. Available to download, or use this form to submit your poster request.
 
Download free poster
 
Women in Optics Planner
 
Women in Optics planner
 
The annual Women in Optics planner highlights women who are making a difference through their contributions to the fields of science, optics, and engineering.   
 
Browse the Planner and request your free copy
 
Gender Inclusive Scorecard
 
How inclusive is your workplace?
 
Download this interactive scorecard to find out.
 
Download scorecard

Receive support and recognition

 
Women in Optics Event Recordings
 
SPIE EDI activity grants
 
This program is designed to help organizations fund activities and events that promote the program’s mission. In 2020, SPIE will award 12 grants of up to $500 each. 
 
Apply today
 
SPIE Childcare Grants
 
SPIE family care grants
 
Apply for a grant of up to $500 to cover dependent care expenses for the duration of an SPIE meeting.
 
Learn more
 
SPIE Diversity Outreach Award
 
SPIE Diversity Outreach Award
 
Nominate an outstanding individual who has promoted diversity in optics, photonics, electro-optics, or imaging technologies or applications. Awardee is give an honorarium $2,000.
 
Learn more
 
Societies Consortium on Sexual Harrassment in STEMM
 
 
SPIE is a member of the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM, whose mission is to advance professional and ethical conduct, climate, and culture.
 
Learn More