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SPIE Professional April 2009

Education and Training in Optics and Photonics

The Education and Training in Optics and Photonics (ETOP) conference brings together educators from around the world to share information about teaching optics at all levels, from kindergarten to college. This year ETOP is being hosted at the Opto-electronics Technology and Incubation Centre (OpTIC) in St. Asaph, North Wales (UK) 5-7 July.

The Technium OpTIC center incubates startup companies and runs a photonics academy through local schools. See “Industry Pipeline” from SPIE Professional.

ETOP is chaired by K. Alan Shore, Bangor University (North Wales, UK). Through presentations, panel discussions, workshops and exhibits, information about teaching optics and photonics for the future will be disseminated to students, teachers, and professional trainers.

Past proceedings of the biennial ETOP conferences are free at spie.org/etop.

DOI: 10.1117/2.4200904.17

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