21 - 25 April 2024
National Harbor, Maryland, US

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Attend sessions focused on the business side of the optics and photonics industry, including defense and security applications.

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22 April 2024 • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT | Chesapeake 6 
This special session provides an early opportunity for exhibitors to highlight their latest technologies and newest products to the infrared industry and the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing technical audience prior to the opening of the exhibition.
23 April 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT | Prince George Exhibition Hall 
Opening Day! SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Exhibition is a must attend in the industry. Start spring off right by connecting with customers, clients, and prospects at the Defense + Commercial Sensing Exhibition.
23 April 2024 • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT | Prince George Exhibition Hall, Industry Stage 
This talk will provide an overview of the JDETO with an emphasis on how it maps to the DoD Directed Energy Roadmap.
23 April 2024 • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM EDT | Prince George Exhibition Hall, Industry Stage 
The path to mass adoption for Infared industrial machine learning is not yet clear for defense-oriented companies. This presentation will explore these opportunities and challenges around that adoption.
23 April 2024 • 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM EDT | Prince George Exhibition Hall, Industry Stage 
Please join us to learn more about how TIP will expand and transform the nation’s research and innovation ecosystem, launch deep tech startups, nurture the future workforce, and grow the nation’s competitiveness and security for decades to come.
23 April 2024 • 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM EDT | Prince George Exhibition Hall, Industry Stage 
This talk will focus on recent successes or ARPA-E and potential areas of opportunity with respect to sensing and imaging technologies.
23 April 2024 • 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM EDT | Prince George Exhibition Hall, Industry Stage 
Ali Hale is strategically connecting experts from industry with NASA to create partnerships and exchange ideas on new and innovative technologies for the Near Space Network. She will share paths of engagement with NASA.
24 April 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT | Prince George Exhibition Hall 
Visit SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Exhibition on its second day. Connect with customers, clients, and system providers from around the world to find mission-critical and innovative solutions in components, instruments, and more.
24 April 2024 • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT | Prince George Exhibition Hall, Industry Stage 
Panelists will address key areas critical to the future success and adoption of directed energy systems. This will be an energizing discussion about a coming-of-age technology that has been in development for decades.
24 April 2024 • 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM EDT | Prince George Exhibition Hall, Industry Stage 
In this panel discussion, representatives of key government agencies will share their offices’ roles, processes, and opportunities to inform and educate the commercial sector on the optimal ways to work with those agencies.
24 April 2024 • 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM EDT | Prince George Exhibition Hall, Industry Stage 
Join Wilson Miles, Associate Research Fellow at ETI, to hear key findings and recommendations from the latest report on securing the path to the future of directed energy weapons.
24 April 2024 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT | Prince George Exhibition Hall, Industry Stage 
Join this working group to discuss lessons learned in the lidar performance benchmarking process and explore ways to improve the lidar performance tests in the future.
25 April 2024 • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT | Prince George Exhibition Hall 
Visit SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Exhibition on its final day, share your latest solutions, and make important connections with your colleagues and peers to build an exciting year of collaboration and business growth.
25 April 2024 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT | Prince George Exhibition Hall, Industry Stage 
This panel discussion will explore some of the ethical quandaries and hazards AI-assisted technologies present for national security/defense, including on the battlefield in active conflicts.