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    Past SPIE Online Events

    SPIE Online Past Event Listing

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    SPIE Online Past Events

    AR/VR Speaker Series
    • Connecting AR Hardware, Software, and Content with Early Consumers, with Ross Finman of Niantic and Escher Reality
    • Small Form Factor Smart Glasses with Free Space Optics, with Chi Xu of Nreal
    • Geometric and Manufacturing Tolerance Advantages of AR Waveguides, with Phil Greenhaigh of WaveOptics
    • Laser Beam Scanning for Near-to-Eye Display Applications: A Preview (Panel Discussion)
    • From Niche to Mass-market: How MEMS-based LBS Projectors Can Make Smartglasses the Next Big Thing, with Lucas Ginzinger of Bosch
    • Unleash The Intelligence of Small Pixels for micro-iLED to Realize Mainstream AR Glasses (Panel Discussion)
    • Computer-Generated Holography for AR Headsets and Beyond (Panel Discussion)


    CEO Interview Series
    • Leslie Kimerling, Cofounder and CEO of Double Helix Optics


    Career Advancement Series
    • Delivering Your Presentation Virtually, with Jean-luc Doumont
    • Increasing Employability During a Crisis, with David Giltner
    • How To Be Persistent and Handle Rejection, with Alaina Levine
    • Science Communication for Early Career Researchers, with John Dudley
    • Mental Health in Isolation, with Wendy Ingram
    • How to Work From Home and Actually Get Things Done, with Tyler Tervooren
    • Landing a Job in Today's Climate; Resume and Interview Skills Panel
    • Speaking Inside the Box, Mastering Virtual Presentations, with Christine Haas


    Career Summit Live Chats
    • I Need a Job NOW, What Do I Do, with Alaina Levine
    • Industry or Academia, How Do I Choose, with David Giltner
    • Leading Yourself and Others in Times of Change, with Sabine Gedeon


    Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Live Chats
    • Racism in Science, Past and Present, with Angela Saini
    • Overcoming Your Inner Critic to Advance Your Career, with Sabine Gedeon
    • LGBTQ+ in Science and the New Frontiers of the 2020s, with Izzy Jayasinghe
    • Dismantling Barriers for the Next Generation of Scientists, with Nabiha Saklayen
    • Facilitating Inclusive and Engaging Meetings, with Marli Williams
    • Using Neuroscience to Foster a Sense of Belonging in STEM, with Kaela Singleton
    • Inclusive Communication, with Stephany Santos
    • Fostering An Inclusive Academic Environment, with Rosario Porras-Aguilar
    • Developing and Retaining Talented STEM Professionals Within the US Department of Defense


    Henri Poincare Webinar Series, Optical Polarization and Related Phenomena
    • The Poincare Sphere: Its Generalizations and Its Several Applications in Optics, with Miguel Alonso
    • Metasurface Polarization Optics, with Noah Rubin


    Instructional Webinar Series
    • How to Make Cost-Effective Optical Components, with Jessica DeGroote Nelson
    • Optomechanical Engineering: From Architecture to Final Assembly, with Keith Kasunic
    • Design Drivers for Autonomous Vehicle Lidar Systems, with Joseph Shaw
    • Stray Light Analysis and Control, with Eric Fest
    • An Overview of Systems Engineering for Astronomy, with Jonathan Arenberg and Paul Lightsey
    • Optical Architectures and Technologies for Smart Glasses, AR, VR and MR Headsets, with Bernard Kress
    • The Future of Diagnostic Braking Radiation, with Rolf Behling
    • Designing and Specifying Digital Cameras, with Leo Baldwin
    • Introduction to Optical Alignment Techniques, with Kenneth Castle


    Journal of Biomedical Optics Webinar Series
    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Biomedical Optics
    • Wearable, Implantable, Mobile, and Remote Biomedical Optics and Photonics
    • Photoacoustic Imaging: The Next Generation
    • Seeing Through Tissue I: Technologies for Reduced Scatter Imaging
    • Seeing Through Tissue II: Tissue Clearing Methods
    • Time-Resolved Molecular Imaging and Sensing of Tissue


    Public Policy Updates
    • Phase 4 Stimulus Funding, Immigration Updates, and Expanding Science Funding
    • Caucus Launch Announcement, Quantum Initiative Developments, and Election Impacts
    • UK Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Policies Impacting the UK Optics and Photonics Community, with John Lincoln, UK Photonics Group
    • 2020 Election Impacts and FY21 Appropriations


    Women In Optics Spotlight Series with Host, Jess Wade
    • Follow the Money: Using Funding Statistics to Uncover Barriers in Physics Research, with Lia Li
    • Celebrating LGBTQ+ STEM Day, with Arti Agrawal
    • Fostering an Inclusive Academic Environment, with Rosario Porras-Aguilar
    • Navigating Your Career Using the Switch, with Maryellen Giger
    • Mentors and Networks — Keys to Juggling and Balancing Life, with Anita Mahadevan-Jansen
    • Hyper-Invisibility: On Being Black in Engineering, with Audrey Bowden
    • Representation Matters: Role Models and Allies, with Muyinatu Bell
    • Advantages to Being a Woman in a Male-dominated Industry, with Stephanie Simmons