SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 235,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE provided more than $3.2 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2012. This ambitious effort reflects the Society's commitment to educa
Why We Participate
To inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers in optics and photonics.