Arizona Photonics Days 2022

Optics Valley hosted the 5th Arizona Photonics Days conference in Tucson, Arizona on January 19-21, 2022.


Join your peers and industry leaders for technical presentations, industry trend discussions, and business-building meetings at the 5th Arizona Photonics Days held in person at the University of Arizona Tech Park Arizona Event Center.

Program Overview:

  • Technology and business presentations in 5 tracks: Quantum Information Science, Biomedical Technology, Astronomy, Sensing and Metrology, and Laser Technology
  • Industry expert keynotes
  • Every participating company has the opportunity to make a short presentation
  • Networking opportunities to discuss trends and build personal relationships

Who Should Attend:

  • Business owners, executives, and professionals of optics and photonics companies
  • Industry leaders whose companies apply these technologies
  • Academic and industry scientists and engineers
  • Optics cluster leadership and staff

COVID-19 Protocols
Optics Valley is committed to providing a safe, secure, and enjoyable environment for attendees, staff, and presenters.

  • To enter the conference venue, all attendees and staff are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event from a medical facility (not a home test).
  • UPDATED!  In accordance with Face Covering Requirements issued on January 11, 2022 for all University of Arizona campuses and locations, all attendees and staff are required to wear a three-ply disposable mask, KN95, or KF94 mask unless actively eating, drinking or presenting. Cloth masks alone are not allowed although they may be worn over a medical-type mask to enhance fit.  We will have a supply of three-ply disposable masks at the door.
  • Registrants will be notified if any updates to these protocols.



University of Arizona, Tech Park Arizona
Event Center Building 9030 West Entrance
Park in Lot 3
9030 S. Rita Road, Tucson, AZ 85747


Individual $250
Company (up to 5 attendees): $625


Aloft Tucson University
1900 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85719
Special Group Rate: $159 USD per night
Click HERE to book your group rate!

*For those staying at Aloft we will have group travel arrangements to and from the UA Tech Park.


Conference Co-Chair

Conference Co-Chair Quantum Information Science Session Chair Biomedical Technology Session Chair Laser Technology Session Chair Sensing and Metrology Session Chair Astronomy Session Chair

Jack Schumann

Co-Chair, Optics Valley

Robert Walker

Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Leonardo Electronics US

Stephen Fleming

Director, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, Center for Quantum Networks, University of Arizona

Edward Dotherow, DrPH

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona

Lukas Gruber, PhD

Business Development, Leonardo Electronics US

Shelby Ament, PhD

Senior Optical Engineer, Arizona Optical Metrology

Richard Green, PhD

Assistant Director for Government Relations, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona

Interested in sponsoring the 2022 Arizona Photonics Days?
Contact [email protected] for information or download
opportunities HERE.


Event Center - Building 9030
9030 S Rita Road
Tucson , AZ 85747


University of Arizona - Tech Park Arizona


January 19, 2022
January 21, 2022


8:00am - 5:00pm


$250 for Individual, $625 Company (up to 5 attendees)