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Network at in-person and online events, see the latest research and meet your next collaborators. Members enjoy reduced registration fees at approximately 25 annual technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific — including Photonics West.

Join communities like Career Lab, Women in Optics, or policy working groups, and find factions within our constituency that are working on issues that impact our community beyond the laboratory or classroom.

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10 free SPIE Digital Library downloads, choose from over 500,000 optics and photonics technical papers and presentations.

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Sign up for a LinkedIn Learning account via SPIE Membership. Access an online learning platform with an unmatched library of over 16,000 courses in seven languages. Download our FAQ to see how it works.

SPIE updates and newsletters deliver only the information that is relevant to you to your inbox. Stay on top of important trends and breakthroughs in the applications that interest you most.

The Optics and Photonics Global Salary Report provides Membership with up-to-date information on important workplace topics and is a reference to understand compensation across the career landscape.

Our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Framework designed to support companies shift their culture towards better inclusion. SPIE Members enjoy an early preview of this document.


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Senior Members are Members of distinction honored for their professional experience, their active involvement with the optics community and SPIE, and/or significant performance that sets them apart from their peers.

Fellows are Members honored for their technical achievement and for their service to the general optics community and to SPIE in particular.

SPIE Awards Program is the most prestigious way the Society recognizes excellence, honoring the best in optics and photonics for their significant achievements and contributions in advancing the science of light.

Community Champions are individual and early career Members who are recognized for the work they do annually to both give back to the optics and photonics community and advocate for SPIE.


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Join an SPIE Committee and develop strategic policy for the Society, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. The collective talents of our Members make SPIE a powerful force in the scientific community.

Advocacy allows you to become informed about public policy issues in the science community, get involved in the legislative process, and help shape US technology policy. Volunteer to make congressional visits, be part of export control working groups, or work with the National Photonics Initiative.

Volunteer your time and skills with us and help the continued growth of optics and photonics. The SPIE community represents a wide range of expertise spanning every facet of the science of light, and includes well-established and recognized leaders in the field from academia, government, and industry. Sharing this knowledge by volunteering with the Society is the true engine of SPIE.


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