Welcome Reception at Mesa Labs
Sunday, 5 November, 16:00-19:00
Join your fellow attendees at Mesa Labs for the welcome reception. During the reception you can pick up your registration materials and name badge at Mesa Lab. The reception is open to all congress attendees. Transportation will be provided from the Millennium Hotel.
Congress Plenary Session
Monday, 6 November, 08:30-10:00
The Congress will start on Monday with the Plenary Speaker
, Michael E. Webber.
IPAC Session on Global Environmental Monitoring and Measurement
Tuesday, 7 November, 08:30-10:00
IPAC (The International Photonics Advocacy Coalition) will host this session to bring together domain experts and government officials to discuss photonics-based technology solutions for accurate and reliable environmental monitoring, reporting and effective policy implementation.
Welcome and Overview of IPAC
Tom Baer, Stanford University, USA /IPAC Steering Committee Chair
State of Climate Science
James G. Anderson, Harvard Univ, USA
Kevin Trenberth, NCAR Boulder, USA
Nathan Newbury, NIST Boulder, USA
Scott Spuler, LIDAR Group - NCAR Boulder, USA
Kelly Chance, Harvard Smithsonian, USA
IPAC is a global initiative that brings together experts from industry, academia and government to educate policymakers and influencers about photonics technologies; collaborate and coordinate among industry, government and academia to advance knowledge of photonics technologies; and to advocate for funding for optics and photonics initiatives.
Tours to Local Labs
Tuesday, 7 November, 12:00-16:00
*All tours are an additional registration item, only 1 tour per person. There is a $30 fee for each tour which includes a box lunch.
The tour will be at the NCAR's Research Aviation Facility in Broomfield, CO.
The tour will visit several laboratories in NOAA and NIST at the Department of Commerce site in Boulder.
This tour features NREL¹s South Table Mountain research campus and will include stops at the Science & Technology Facility and Solar Energy Research Support Facility.
Keynote Session I
Tuesday, 7 November, 16:00-17:30
Clifford Ho, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Overview of Central Receiver Systems for Concentrating Solar Power: Optical Advancements and Needs
Kelly V. Chance, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA
North American pollution measurements from geostationary orbit with Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO).
Optical Startups - From Idea to Business
Tuesday, 7 November, 17:30-19:00
The optical community will hear from technology entrepreneurs on what it takes to develop and run a business. How to successfully take laboratory innovation, which often relies on highly skilled and very devoted personnel, and expand them into a business. How to avoid pitfalls of an indifferent bureaucracy that takes over the technology with lesser skilled and less devoted personnel.
Chris Myatt, MBio Diagnostics Inc., USA
Andy Goldstein, Univ. of Colorado Boulder Technology Transfer Office, USA
Tuesday, 7 November, 19:00-22:00
Come join your fellow colleagues at the Congress Banquet. Enjoy dinner, drinks and networking. There is a nomimal extra cost of $10.00 for attendees and $50.00 for your guest.
Wednesday, 8 November, 08:30-10:00
Kwang-Leong Choy, University College London, UK
Keynote Session II
Freeform Optics from Design to Manufacture and its Envisioned Impact on Technology to Enable the Science of Tomorrow
Jeff Tsao, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
The New World of Lighting: SSL and Beyond
Wednesday, 8 November, 17:30-18:30
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. The posters will be displayed in the main foyer throughout the week, but this will be your chance to discuss with the presenting author their results.