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Optics Valley


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Background: Since 1992, the Arizona optics community was represented by the Arizona Optics industry Association (AOIA).  At the end of December 2016, AOIA was dissolved as an independent organization and Optics Valley was formed within AZTC. 

Optics Valley Mission: The mission of Optics Valley is to catalyze, convene and connect optics, photonics, astronomy, and supporting business interests throughout Arizona.

Optics Valley leadership conducts monthly meetings composed of optics CEOs, representatives from universities and community colleges, plus key stakeholders involved in the optics, photonics, and astronomy sectors throughout the state of Arizona.  The meetings are action-oriented and designed for planning future events, addressing key issues within the optics sector, and serving as an opportunity for business networking.

For information about joining Optics Valley, please email:

John Dennis –

Jack Schumann –

AZTC Staff Liaison: Alex Rodriguez, Arizona Technology Council, Vice President, Southern Arizona,  For additional information, Alex can be reached directly at 520.275.0519.