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Arizona Photonics Days 2018

The media is invited to attend Arizona Photonics Days which is two days of technical discussions and business-to-business meetings centered around the enabling industry of photonics and optics.  The Optics Valley Committee of the Arizona Technology Council is hosting the Global Photonics Alliance partners for the event.  Arizona Photonics Days includes networking events for participants to engage with their colleagues from around the world, learning opportunities centered around new optics technologies through presentations by Optics Valley companies and the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences, as well as the Global Photonics Alliance attendees.  The activities cumulate in a plenary session where participants will discuss global optics issues with the ability to formulate coordinated positions and ideas for future endeavors.

What:           Arizona Photonics Days bring together leaders in the industry of optics and photonics to learn, connect, and advance the industry.

Who:            Optics and photonics professionals from Arizona, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, and Switzerland.   

When:           Wednesday, January 24 – Friday, January 26, 2018

                      The Arizona Photonics Days prelude the international conference SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, California

Where:          UA Tech Park at Rita Road and University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences

Arizona Photonics Days is sponsored by 4D Technology, Arizona Commerce Authority, City of Tucson, Edmund Optics, FISBA, Tech Launch Arizona, Tech Parks Arizona, University of Arizona Research, Discovery and Innovation as well as the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences.

Please RSVP by January 23 to Jessa Turner by calling (520)382-2485 or emailing

The Arizona Technology Council works to connect, empower, and engage technology companies operating in throughout the state of Arizona through educational seminars, business legislative lobbying, and networking events. The Council has a diverse member community of science and technology companies, professional service vendors, academic organizations, and non-profit entities. With offices in Phoenix and Tucson, the Council provides tremendous value to technology companies and offers business networking in Phoenix, Tucson and across the state of Arizona.

Tech Parks Arizona creates the interactive ground that generates, attracts and retains technology companies and talent in alignment with the research, mission and goals of the University of Arizona.  Tech Parks Arizona directs the UA Tech Park, the UA Tech Park at The Bridges and the Arizona Center for Innovation, placing the highest priority on recruiting companies desiring connectivity to the UA. Tech Parks Arizona is part of Tech Launch Arizona (TLA), an office of integrated teams creating an ecosystem of invention and commercialization throughout Arizona and beyond.


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