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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
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2020 Industry Program: Special Events

Special Industry Events, part of the 2020 SPIE Photonics West Industry Program.

Make time in the week for these special events. From a Laser Marketplace Seminar to the Prism Awards, these sessions will provide valuable information and networking opportunities for anyone looking for the latest industry insights, trends, and winning companies.

Some events require a Photonics West conference badge.

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Global Photonics Markets Workshop Invitation only. Request an invitation
Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar
The only executive-level event held in partnership with SPIE and part of the official Photonics West program
Separate registration required
IMEC Industry Forum (ITF) Photonics Invitation only
Photonics Cluster Reception: leaders from regional optics and photonics clusters are welcome RSVP required
Women Executives Meet-Up: talk shop, connect, and network RSVP required
Optics and Photonics Technician Shortage: Solutions and Opportunities Space is limited. RSVP
Startup Challenge Finale and Awards Free to attend but RSVP

Prism Awards: the "Oscars of Photonics"

Tickets required. Ask for details

Call for Entries: It's time to get your applications ready.

2020 Prism Awards Call for Entries

Prism Awards

The Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation is a leading international competition that honors the best new optics and photonics products on the market. Call for Entries deadline is 5 October. Finalists are announced in November. Winners are announced on 5 February, during Photonics West 2020.

2020 Startup Challenge application is open

Startup Challenge

The Startup Challenge is a high-stakes, global competition where entrepreneurs with light-enabled products have 5 minutes to pitch their businesses to a team of expert judges and vie for over $85,000 in cash, prizes, and promotion. The 2020 application is open. More details about the week long program below!

Your free Exhibition Only badge gives you access to...

BIOS Expo (Saturday and Sunday)
Photonics West Exhibition (Tuesday to Thursday)
Industry talks on the Expo Industry Stage. Saturday-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday
SPIE Job Fair - meet over 30 recruiters on the exhibit floor
Wednesday Industry Workshops (Moscone West, Level Two)
Wednesday Startup Challenge final Pitches and Awards (Moscone West, Level Two)
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Your paid Photonics West conference badge gives you access to...

All Photonics West conference sessions
BIOS Expo, Photonics West Exhibition, 2-day Job Fair, and other exhibit floor activities
The 2020 Industry Program which includes the 6-Day Entrepreneur Program
NEW: Tuesday SPIE Venture Summit
  NEW: expanded Startup Challenge pitches and awards
....plus a variety of keynotes, panels, workshops, fireside chats, and networking sessions
...and the 3rd annual, ever popular...
VR, AR, MR 2020 Conference - a paid AR VR MR or full technical Photonics West badge gives you access
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