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Health and safety for SPIE Photonics West

We are monitoring the situation and will keep this page updated. Last update: 21 September 2021

Together, we can create a safe and successful event

SPIE Photonics West will safely bring the community together in January 2022. SPIE will take precautions and follow national CDC and local San Francisco guidance on hosting a large gathering. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks will be required for all participants.

Masked woman navigates the Moscone Center for SPIE Photonics West

Proof of vaccination and masks will be required for everyone at Photonics West 2022


SPIE and our event partners aim to provide a safe event for all attendees. We are in the process of determining how best to safely collect and confirm vaccination status. More information will be available soon on this web page.

All event participants are expected to understand and follow the safe event requirements outlined below.

SPIE safe meeting protocols 

SPIE will follow CDC and state-mandated guidelines and safe gathering protocols for each event and may choose to take certain additional safety measures. This page offers stated expectations and will be kept up to date as any requirements change.


What to expect at SPIE Photonics West

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination* will be required for anyone in the building (all staff, attendees, exhibitors, partners, and workers at all levels)
  • Masks will be mandatory for all indoor spaces
  • Enhanced sanitation measures will be taken throughout the event
  • Masks and hand sanitizers will be widely available

*We are in the process of determining how best to safely collect and confirm vaccination status. More information will be available soon.


How we can all help

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Respect the personal space and comfort level of others (note that individual comfort levels will vary and some people may prefer touchless greetings or elbow bumps instead of handshakes)
  • Do not attend if you are not feeling well
  • SPIE will make available an onsite COVID-19 testing lab to accommodate anyone who may desire or need a rapid test

Traveling to the United States

For information on traveling to the United States, please visit the Hotel and Travel page


What to expect in San Francisco

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be required at area businesses
  • Masks are required for all indoor activities
  • Respect local area mandates and requirements