Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, United States
15 - 19 April 2018
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We look forward to seeing you in Orlando

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing from 15-19 April 2018 in Orlando, Florida

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing is on a 3-city rotation between Anaheim, Orlando, and Baltimore. All three locations have different strengths to offer and allow different groups of people to attend each year.

Mark your calendar for 2018

Join us in Orlando

15 - 19 April 2018
Expo: 17 - 19 April 2018
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Kissimmee, Florida, USA

The Southeast is a hub of defense technology and is a fast-growing area with a high number of large contractors nearby. Florida is a premier aerospace and space location, and has an evolving focus in Central Florida in the world of smart sensors. The 470+ industry companies excel in areas from aircraft parts and assembly, to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, to missiles.

The top eight Aerospace and Defense companies on the Fortune 500 list all have operations—including major manufacturing operations—in or near Orlando. Florida’s strengths in homeland security’s diverse components—including infotech, photonics, simulation and training, and biotech—makes it a supportive location for companies working with the latest technologies to secure our ports, detect threats, and enhance cybersecurity. The warm, sunny weather makes this another popular destination for attendees to bring their families. (Enterprise Florida)

Area Highlights Include:

 • Orlando is home to BRIDG the world’s first industry-led smart sensor consortium. BRIDG has partnered with Harris Corporation to accelerate breakthroughs necessary to achieve the “International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors” (ITRS) targets with 3D over the next four years- targets critical for advanced commercial and defense systems.
 • Orlando is also home to Luminar Technologies, which recently announced its novel approach to LiDAR design that will make autonomous vehicles both safe and scalable.
 • Imec, the world leading nanoelectronics research center is establishing imec Florida in Osceola County. This new entity will focus on highly innovative III-V-on-silicon solutions for a broad range of applications including sensors, high-speed electronics and photonics.
 • Innovative sensor companies such as Photon-X, Talawah Technologies, Open Photonics, NanoZyme, and more
 • Notable defense companies in the region: Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Harris, L3 Technologies, Rockwell Collins, General Dynamics, DRS Technologies
 • World-renowned, college-level optics and lasers program (CREOL at UCF)

Future Dates

 • Baltimore in 2019
14 - 18 April 2019
Expo: 16 - 18 April 2019
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
 • Anaheim in 2020
26 - 30 April 2020
Expo: 28 - 30 April 2020
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, USA

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