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SPIE Women in Optics promotes personal and professional growth for women through community building, networking opportunities, and encouraging young women to choose optics as a career.Photo credit: Christian Platz

Since 1998, SPIE Women in Optics promotes personal and professional growth for women through community building, networking opportunities, and encouraging young women to choose optics as a career.

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Upcoming SPIE Women in Optics Events

SPIE Photonics Europe

Women in Optics Presentation and Reception
Monday 4 April 2016 | 5:00 to 6:30 PM
Panoramic Hall | Brussels, Belgium

Join us for an early evening of networking and inspiration with Dr. Sarah Bohndiek, Univ. of Cambridge, VISION Lab. and Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (United Kingdom). The panelists will reflect on what makes an inspirational leader and manager in interdisciplinary research teams and will consider the challenges related to female leadership in STEM fields. The presentation will be followed by a reception, offering the opportunity tomeet the speaker and conect with your peers. Light refreshments will be served.


SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation
Women in Optics Luncheon
Monday 27 June 2016 | 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Edinburgh, United Kingdom | Location TBD

Join other women in the field for a networking lunch. Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell is scheduled to speak.


Gender Equity Panel: Effective Ways to Increase Gender Diversity in the Adaptive Optics Community
Tuesday 28 June 2016 | 3:40 to 4:20 PM
Edinburgh, United Kingdom | Location TBD

The panel aims to engage the Adaptive Optics community in discussion about practical, and effective ways to address gender equality issues in our community. Learn more here


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