SPIE Optics + Photonics San Diego

18. - 22. August 2024 | Trade fair and congress for optics and photonics

SPIE Optics + Photonics is an annual trade fair and conference for the optics and photonics industry, taking place every August in San Diego, California. The event was established by the International Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Since its first installment in the 1960s, the fair has grown into a globally leading event for scientists, engineers, and businesses in the industry. The conference covers main themes such as nanosciences, organic photonics, and optical engineering.

Beyond these core topics, it also showcases the latest trends and innovations in fields like Solar Energy + Technology, Photonic Devices + Applications, and Optical Engineering + Applications. Exhibitors from across the industry leverage the fair to showcase new products and services, as well as to strengthen their market presence. The fair primarily attracts scientists, engineers, and professionals from a range of industries, from biotechnology to aerospace, who are involved in optics and photonics. They attend the event to explore the latest trends and technologies, expand their knowledge, and establish valuable business connections. The event is held at the centrally located San Diego Convention Center, providing an easily accessible and ideal setting for a gathering of this magnitude and importance. San Diego itself is renowned for its scientific and technological significance, especially in areas such as biotechnology, making it an optimal location for an event like SPIE Optics + Photonics. SPIE Optics + Photonics is part of a series of events that SPIE organizes globally, playing a pivotal role in their international event calendar. Each event offers a unique program that is carefully tailored to meet the specific needs and interests of the local optics and photonics community.

The SPIE Optics + Photonics will take place on 5 days from Sunday, 18. August to Thursday, 22. August 2024 in San Diego.

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18.08.2024 - 22.08.2024*
Sunday - Thursday, 5 days
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Local time:
23:47 h (UTC -07:00)

Fair location:

San Diego Convention Center,
111 West Harbor Drive, 92101 San Diego, California, USA


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1000 20th St
WA 98227 Bellingham, USA
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Past editions:
  • 20. - 24. August 2023
  • 21. - 25. August 2022
  • 01. - 05. August 2021
  • 24. - 28. August 2020
  • 11. - 15. August 2019
  • 19. - 23. August 2018
  • 06. - 10. August 2017
  • 28 Aug. - 01 Sep. 2016
  • 09. - 13. August 2015
  • 17. - 21. August 2014

Fair location:

San Diego Convention Center,
111 West Harbor Drive, 92101 San Diego, California, USA


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Product groups: cameras, detectors, displays, fiber optic cables, imaging devices, lasers, optical components, optical test devices, photonic components, positioning devices, sensors, signal analysis devices, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the SPIE Optics + Photonics taking place?
The SPIE Optics + Photonics fair takes place in San Diego, at the San Diego Convention Center.

When is the SPIE Optics + Photonics taking place?
Visit the SPIE Optics + Photonics from 18. - 22. August 2024.

How often does the SPIE Optics + Photonics take place?
The SPIE Optics + Photonics takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the SPIE Optics + Photonics?
The SPIE Optics + Photonics is an exhibition for Optoelectronics, Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Optics and .