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Presented by Optics Valley in partnership with UA Tech Parks and the Global Photonics Alliance

Join us as the Optics Valley Committee of the Arizona Technology Council hosts our Global Photonics Alliance partners for two days of technical discussions and business-to-business meetings:

Connect and Network with your global peers in the quiet, intimate environment of Tucson, Arizona.

Learn about the amazing optics technologies from Optics Valley companies and the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences (OSC), as well as those from our Global Photonics Alliance attendees.

Discuss global optics issues with the ability to formulate coordinated positions and ideas.

Conference Chairman: Jack Schumann

Agenda – subject to change

Wednesday, January 24thCourtyard by Marriott Williams Centre

4:00   Optence/Optics Valley Member Workshop
6:00   Welcome Reception

Thursday, January 25thUA Tech Parks Conference Center

9:00-12:00   Plenary Session – Welcome and Company Presentations

    9:00   Welcome

  • Optics Valley, John Dennis, Chair
  • Arizona Technology Council, Steven Zylstra, President & CEO
  • UA Tech Parks, Bruce Wright, Associate Vice President

    9:30   Company Presentations
               B2B meetings as required

    10:15-10:30     Break

    10:30-12:00   Company Presentations Continue
                              B2B meetings as required

12:00-1:15   Lunch

  • Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor, City of Tucson (TBD)
  • John Greivenkamp, PhD, 2018 Vice President of SPIE (TBD

1:15-5:00    Plenary Session  – Technology and Business Presentations

    1:15   Biomedical Optics, Jennifer K. Barton, PhD, Director, BIO5 Institute

    1:45   Academia-Corporate Partnership, Jose Pozo, PhD, EPIC, Director of Technology and Innovation   

    2:00   Arizona Optics Impact Study, TBD

    2;15   ISO 10110 Drawing Standards, TBD

    2:30   Freeform Optics, TBD

    3:00   Solar Zone Introduction, UA Tech Parks, Bruce Wright, Associate Vice President

    3:15   Darling Geomatics, Mary Darling, M.S., J.D., CEO & Principal Owner

    3:30-3:45   Break

    3:45   Depart for Solar Zone

    4:00   UAV Demonstration

    4:45   Tour of Solar Zone

    5:15   Depart for Dinner

6:00   Dinner – Pinnacle Peak

Friday, January 26th  – University of Arizona Main Campus

9:00-12:00   Plenary Session – Welcome and Company Presentations

    9:00   Welcome

  • UA College of Optical Sciences, Thomas L. Koch, PhD, Dean
  • UA Research, Discovery, and Innovation, Stephen Fleming, VP Strategic Business Initiatives
  • UA Tech Launch Arizona, David N. Allen, PhD, Vice President

    9:30   AIM Photonics – Thomas L. Koch, PhD, Chairman of AIM Photonics Technical Review Board

    10:00-10:15   Break

    10:15-12:00   Company Presentations Continue
                             B2B meetings as required

12:00-1:30   Lunch

  • Juan Ciscomani, Senior Advisor to the Governor of Arizona (TBD)
  • Anke Mank, Global Photonics Alliance
  • Honoring UA’s Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (TBD)

1:30   Tour of Steward Observatory Mirror Lab

2:30   UA College of Optical Sciences Open Labs
            B2B meetings as required

5:00   Farewell Reception – UA College of Optical Sciences, Meinel Building 8th Floor (TBD)

Conference Fee:         
$200.00 – covering participation, materials, welcome reception, meals, local group transportation.
Click here to register for the Conference

Conference Hotel:      
Courtyard by Marriott Williams Centre, 201 S Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711.
$129 USD per night.
Click here to register for the Hotel

Sponsor Levels
Gold Event Sponsor               $5,000 (3 Available)
Silver Activity Sponsor            $2,000 (5 Available)
Bronze Sponsor                      $1,000 (Unlimited)


Wednesday January 24, 2018 to Friday January 26, 2018


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