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, 17:30-18:30
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.
|Dirk Richter, Quanta3, USA
||Mark Anderson, Vescent Photonics, USA
||Andy Goldstein, Univ. of Colorado Boulder Technology Transfer Office, USA
||Ramin Lalezari, FiveNine Optics, USA
||Chris Myatt, MBio Diagnostics Inc., USA
Tuesday, 7 November, 19:00-21:00
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.