SPIE is an international not-for-profit society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. SPIE is all about applied science and engineering and runs the foremost conferences in the world for optics and photonics. SPIE events are internationally recognized as “the place to be” for creating unexpected and creative connections among academic, corporate, and government agencies.
Founded in 1955 and serving more than 180,000 constituents, SPIE annually organizes and sponsors 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. SPIE believes that giving back to the community is a core value and in 2012 provided more than $3.2 million in support of education and outreach around the world.