SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Program

Make plans to be part of this powerful gathering of conferences, courses, industry programming, and special events

Offering a robust program, year after year

We are already looking ahead to the 2023 program when we will gather again in person. The call for papers will open soon so make plans now to participate in the leading conference for sensing, imaging, and photonics technologies for the defense and security communities.

View the 2022 program and use it as a reference tool as you prepare to submit your research.

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Plenary speaker delivering a talk at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing event
Target recognition technology featured at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing conference
Person testing new XR technology at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing special event
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Advance your career through in-person training


Meet instructors; connect with peers

Learn from an expert instructor in the room and a group of people with similar goals and challenges. Choose from course topics that align with topics from Defense + Commercial Sensing.

Featured topics to explore:

  • optical systems—design, components, techniques, analysis
  • lidar for autonomous vehicles
  • optical and remote sensing systems
  • infrared sensors and thermal imaging

Online courses