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Health and safety for SPIE Photonics West

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Health and safety for SPIE Photonics West

SPIE is working closely with each event’s convention center facility, city travel bureaus, Freeman as the event set up contractor, and other show partners on health and safety measures. We are committed to safely accommodating all attendees by including sanitation stations throughout the event facility, as well as locations where you can find personal hand sanitizers and disposable masks for those who wish to wear one.

SPIE follows the guidance of The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as it relates to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases, as well as local requirements to meet safely. There are currently no requirements at this conference center location. Requirements are subject to change.

SPIE will continue to update this page as more information is available. If you have any questions, please contact customerservice@spie.org.

Search for a location that offers no-cost COVID-19 testing (source: CDC)

Last update: 26 January 2023

SPIE safe meeting protocols

This page reflects current rules and expectations and will be kept up to date as any requirements change.

  • SPIE will follow the latest published requirements and safe gathering protocols established in the location where each event occurs
  • Among national, state, local, or facility-specific rules or recommendations, SPIE will abide by the most restrictive of them
  • Event policies may change if local, state, or federal rules change prior to or during an event

How we can all help

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Masks are welcome but not required
  • Respect the personal space and comfort level of others
  • Do not attend if you are not feeling well
  • Follow health guidelines from the San Francisco Public Health Department and CDC for travel