About the Society
SPIE Mission and Vision: SPIE partners with researchers, educators, and industry to advance light-based research and technologies for the betterment of the human condition.
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies.
Serving 257,000 constituents from 173 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.
SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific, where more than 35,000 scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs showcase the latest innovations across a wide range of technologies.
In 2018, SPIE provided over $4 million in community support including scholarships and awards, outreach and advocacy programs, travel grants, public policy, and educational resources.
SPIE publishes the SPIE Digital Library, the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics applied research with more than 500,000 papers from SPIE journals, conference proceedings and presentations, and eBooks. Research spans biomedicine, communications, sensors, defense and security, manufacturing, electronics, energy, and imaging.
Membership includes Fellows and Senior Member programs. The Society has named more than 1,400 SPIE Members as Fellows since 1955, and implemented its Senior Member program in 2008.
The SPIE awards program serves to recognize outstanding contributions from individuals throughout the scientific community.
The SPIE international office is located in Bellingham, Washington and the SPIE Europe office is located in Cardiff, Wales.
SPIE Fact Sheet
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is a not-for-profit educational society organized to advance emerging light-based technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, career development, and advocacy.
Founded in 1955 as the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code
International office in Bellingham, Washington, USA
SPIE Europe office in Cardiff, Wales, UK
Serves 257,000 constituents from 173 countries
Conferences and Exhibitions
SPIE presents approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs each year in venues in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. Among the events are:
Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing
Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation
Defense + Commercial Sensing
Digital Optical Technologies
European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (with OSA)
Optical Systems Design
Optics + Optoelectronics
Optics + Photonics
Pacific Rim Laser Damage (with SIOM)
Photomask Technology + Extreme UV Lithography
Photonics Asia (with COS)
BiOS: Biomedical Optics
LASE: Laser Technology and Industrial Applications
OPTO: Optoelectronics and Photonic Materials, and Devices
Security + Defence
Smart Structures + Nondestructive Evaluation
Technologies and Applications of Structured Light
Source: Event Website
|SHARE Winter Technology Exchange 2013||-||-||-||-||Feb 3|
|Space Tech Expo 2013||Long Beach||California||-||-||May 21|
|Citrix Synergy 2013||Anaheim||California||-||-||May 22|
|2013 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - MTT 2013||Seattle||Washington||-||-||Jun 2|
|Design 2 Part Show - Minneapolis||Minneapolis||Minnesota||-||-||Jun 5|