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Photonics West industry program

Valuable information for anyone — from engineers to CEOs — looking for the latest industry insights

Get the latest industry insights

Join us for the latest business insights on healthcare, investing, micro-LEDs and displays, sensing and autonomous vehicles, photonics for net zero, and market updates.

Access to these sessions is included with a free exhibition registration or a full paid conference registration. Some events require tickets.

An overview


Enjoy an an abundance of opportunities to learn, network, and connect in San Francisco.

  • Opening weekend puts focus on healthcare technologies and BiOS Expo.
  • Monday kicks off innovations from across the optics and photonics industry.
  • Tuesday features Quantum West sessions and quantum applications, company spotlights, and the opening of the Photonics West and AR | VR | MR Exhibitions.
  • Wednesday and Thursday continue a strong industry program with ongoing sessions dedicated to quantum technology advances, policy updates, executive insights, and ongoing access to exhibitions. 

Driving business forward with technology


Healthcare industry sessions 28-29 January Moscone Center, Hall DE, Exhibition level
Industry sessions 28 January-2 February Moscone Center, Exhibition level
Startup Challenge 31 January Moscone Center, Hall DE, Exhibition level
Quantum West industry sessions 31 January Moscone Center, Quantum West Stage, Exhibition level
Prism Awards* 1 February Marriott Marquis Hotel, Yerba Buena Ballroom (Lower Level)
Prism Awards Winner Circle 2 February Moscone Center, Expo Stage / Hall DE, Exhibition level

*Tickets required

Hone your skills


This is your chance to walk through the Job Fair, get your resume reviewed, join professional development sessions, and network with potential mentors and collaborators—all in one place.

Professional development events 29 January-1 February Moscone Center West
SPIE AR | VR | MR Job Fair 31 January Moscone Center West
SPIE Photonics West Job Fair 31 January-1 February Moscone Center, Level 1 West

Free professional headshots

(two locations)

31 January

10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Moscone Center, Level 1 West

Moscone Center, Hall F (Exhibit Level)

Free professional headshots

(two locations)

1 February

10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Moscone Center, Level 1 West

Moscone Center, Hall F (Exhibit Level)

Free professional headshots

(one location)

2 February

10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Moscone Center, Hall F (Exhibit Level)

Industry awards with exciting competitions taking place at Photonics West


Presenters on stage addressing the audience at the Prism Awards Ceremony
Contestant pitching their new product at the Startup Challenge

Speak with hiring companies

Come connect with company representatives looking for qualified candidates. Hone your interviewing skills, prepare your resume, and come explore job opportunities in the photonics industry.

Two job fairs:
SPIE AR | VR | MR Job Fair
SPIE Photonics West Job Fair

Attendees at SPIE Photonics West Job Fair

The industry program complements these three world-class exhibitions