The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
2 - 7 February 2019
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Photonics West Industry Events—Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who attendees the Photonics West industry sessions.

And a special thank you to those who filled out a survey. We received hundreds of surveys with notes of praise and how we did and can improve for future events. Thank you for your feedback and time. Five people were chosen at random to win one of five Amazon Echos.

Congratulations to the winners of an Amazon Echo

Congratulations to the winners of the five Amazon Echos

 • André Fougères, INO (Canada)
 • Balakrishnan Krishnan, University of Central Florida (US)
 • Jens Grimmel, University Tübingen (Germany)
 • Kate Bechtel, Triple Ring Technologies (US)
 • Teemu Pöyhönen, OptoFidelity (Finland)

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Review the 2017 the Program PDF

Panels to gain new insight

 • The Next Big Challenges In Virtual Reality
 • Brexit, US Policy, EU and China: Models for Managing through Global Trade Shocks
 • 3D printing: New Challenges and Opportunities in 2017
 • The 7 Biggest Challenges Executives Will Face in 2017
 • How Startups Can Avoid the Biggest Legal Mistakes:
Advice from Leading Law Firms
 • Nine out of Ten Startups Will Fail:
How Four Startups Made It
 • Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits:
An Industry Perspective
 • The Solid-State Lighting Revolution: Technologies That Will Shape the Future of Lighting
 • Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in a Global Economy

Sessions on market size and opportunity

 • Biophotonics Executive Forum
This session includes discussions on the global optics and biophotonics markets, key emerging technologies (from cellular imaging to point-of-care diagnostics), and more.

Special events to stimulate innovation

 • Prism Awards The Prism Awards recognize the most innovative products on the market. Winners announced at a gala event on Wednesday 1 February 2017 (tickets required)
 • Cluster Reception - Leaders from regional optics and photonics clusters are welcome. Includes "Photonics Industry Update" Keynote Presentation
 • Startup Challenge - Watch entrepreneurs pitch their new photonics business and compete for over $20,000 in cash and products
 • Startup Alley - Commercialization and Prototype Showcase
 • Fast Pitch Lunch

Workshops: short sessions for efficient learning

 • Basics of Laser Material Processing
 • How to Select the Right Detector Technology for Your Application
 • Silicon Photomultiplier: Theory and Practical Demonstrations
 • The New Sales Model: How to Bring Customers to You
 • Selling Globally: Legal Insight on ITAR and Other International Trade Regulations
 • Export Control Working Group: Cameras
 • Export Control Working Group: Lasers
 • Export Control Working Group: Lenses and Optics
 • Open Session of the Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee
 • Department of Commerce BIS Session on the New Category XII Rule of USML

Workshops: full-day sessions to build your skills

 • Optical Design Revolution: Bridging the Gap Between Optical Design and Mechanical Engineers
 • Introduction to Optoelectronic Device Simulation and VCSEL Design
 • Single-Photon Detection: SiPMs versus PMTs
 • The Very Least You Need to Know About Optics
 • Basic Optics for Non-Optics Personnel

Job fair

Meet over 30 recruiters on the exhibit floor including Apple, Daylight Solutions, DSI, II-VI, KLA Tencor, Lumentum, Microsoft, NCT, Newport, Rockley, Thorlabs, and more.

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.

Two world-class exhibitions

Face-to-face dialogue with the best suppliers from around the world
 • BiOS Expo
 • Photonics West Exhibition

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