SPIE Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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A Society for everyone

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.

Equity and inclusion at SPIE events


Services at our conferences

  • Quiet room (prayer, decompression, meditation)
  • Privacy room for nursing mothers
  • Gender neutral restrooms whenever possible
  • Services for the deaf and blind
  • Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment policies
  • Educational programming
  • Affinity group meetups

SPIE family care grants

Apply for a grant of up to $500 to cover dependent care expenses for the duration of an SPIE meeting.

SPIE event policies


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