SPIE Career Center

Photonics West Job Fair

31 January - 01 February 2017
The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, United States

SPIE Photonics West, is the premier photonics and laser event. With more than 1,300 exhibiting companies, over 20,000 attendees, this exhibition continues to be the flagship event to find the latest products, tools, and applications for your research or business needs.  Photonics West is THE event to find top notch talent in the optics and photonics industry.

Companies currently signed up to recruit at Photonics West 2017:




Professional Headshot Station sponsored by :


Update your LinkedIn and other social profiles with a professional headshot, all for FREE.  Visit the headshot station within the Job Fair.

Whether you're looking for a better job, re-entering the workforce or just starting out, plan to visit the Job Fair at Photonics West - come prepared to discuss your skills and talents with nearly 30 industry leading companies.

  • Gain visibility with hiring companies
  • Free to Attend, Registration is required
  • Get your updated professional headshot taken, all for FREE.
  • Nearly 30 employers and hundreds of job opportunities
  • Network with employers and industry peers
  • Post your CV/Resume online!

The Job Fair will be held in conjunction with the SPIE Photonics West Exhibition. An 'Exhibition Only' registration badge or any other type of Photonics West badge is needed to enter the exhibit hall.

Tip: Upload your CV or resume in advance to be found by employers. In-person attendance is not required to upload your resume.

Be prepared to tell the recruiter about yourself in less than two minutes. That may not seem like much time but it's all you'll probably get. Write down everything you want them to know about you and then condense it as much as possible. Practice it until you feel comfortable and ask everyone you know to listen to your tale. During these practice sessions focus on talking slowly, because when you're nervous you're bound to speed up. Remember, the more you practice, the less likely you are to make a mistake during the actual event.


Exhibiting in the Photonics West Job Fair is a great way to meet qualified engineers and technical talent face-to-face, strengthen your employment brand and make direct hires.

Over the years SPIE has worked with thousands of companies, recruiters and research institutions to help them find technicians, technical sales people, scientists and engineers. Each year hundreds of companies and research institutions participate in SPIE Job Fairs, onsite and online.

Recruiting Package: ($2,300)

  • Exhibit space for recruiting in Job Fair (2'x6' table)
  • Company logo on bag insert distributed onsite to all technical attendees
  • Company logo advertised on the SPIE website and in the Exhibition Guide
  • Company description listed in the Onsite Exhibitor Directory
  • (3) 30-day online job postings
  • Online, searchable access to SPIE's resume database

Don't miss this recruiting opportunity!

Can't exhibit but want exposure? How about:

  • Job openings displayed on a digital monitor at entrance to Job Fair - $500
  • 1/8 page ad in the PW Show Daily - $950
  • Job Fair reception sponsor - $1,500
  • Sponsor a Professional Headshot Station - $10,000

Interested in other sponsorship opportunities?  Inquire today with Lacey Barnett at laceyb@spie.org

Contact Lacey Barnett to reserve your space today.
Call: +1 360 685 5551

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Jan 31-Feb 01Photonics West Job FairUnited States