This calendar page is where you can find a list of future events and meetings of interest to engineers and scientists involved with optics, photonics and imaging. The events where Optical Surfaces Ltd or our local agent is attending are marked in bold text.

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SPIE Photonics Europe 2012
April 16-20, 2012
The Square Conference Centre/Brussels, Belgium
Photonics Europe is the essential European photonics event. Today’s innovations and tomorrow’s solutions are on display in the conference rooms and the exhibition hall. SPIE Europe Photonics Europe 2012 will feature the highest quality conferences in these commercially important areas: + Micro/Nano Technologies + Disruptive Organic and Bio Photonics + Highly Integrated and Functional Photonic Components + Advances in Laser and Amplifier Technologies + Photonics in Industrial Applications
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Photonex London – Photonics Technology Roadshow
Xmark Media Ltd
April 26, 2012
London, United Kingdom
Significant advances in the development of optical techniques have led to an ever increasing role of photonics in the study of various problems in the life sciences, in medicine, clinical sciences, neurophysiology etc. Researchers are continually looking for better ways to analyse complex processes and photonics underpins many of the most promising approaches for medical diagnosis, drug development & other clinical and life science applications.
The meeting brings together leading researchers from all around the UK. Join us for the free meeting to explore advances in key methods and techniques used in life sciences.
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CLEO 2012
Optical Society of America
May 06-11, 2012
San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, United States
CLEO: 2012 – Laser Science to Photonic Applications. CLEO: 2012, revered for its high quality, peer reviewed program, is the premier conference on lasers and electro-optics and features innovative research in QELS-Fundamental Science, Science & Innovation, and Applications & Technology. CLEO: 2012 is 6-11 May in San Jose, CA, USA.
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OPTATEC 2012 – Optical Technologies, Components, Systems & Manufacturing
P.E. Schall GmbH
May 22-25, 2012
Frankfurt, Germany
The 11th OPTATEC will host 500 exhibitors and over 5k visitors in Frankfurt. In 2010, the focus will be on trend topics including fibre-optics, photovoltaic, safety technology, LED technology and medical technology. The future of industrial optics is awaiting you!
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SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012
July 01-06, 2012
Amsterdam RAI Convention Ctr./Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation is the most prestigious event for experts working on ground- and space-based telescopes and the technologies and instrumentation that enable powerful discoveries about our past and provide glimpses into our future
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SPIE Optics + Photonics 2012
August 12-16, 2012
San Diego Convention Center/San Diego, CA, United States
The conference and exhibition where optical engineering meets emerging technologies in the areas of nanotechnology and science, photonic devices and solar energy and their applications. Hear the latest research from four international symposia: + Optical Engineering + Applications + Nanoscience + Engineering + Organic Photonics + Electronics + Solar Energy + Applications With over 3,100 technical presentations, 50 courses, 4,500 scientists, engineers, managers and instrumentation innovators, and over 230 exhibitors, Optics + Photonics offers you both classic and cutting-edge optics and photonics research, training and product information. Keep abreast of emerging technologies and market trends in organic photovoltaic energy sources, nanotechnology, solid state lighting, and solar energy. Hear top-level speakers and over 1,000 technical presentations that focus on these exciting new developments. Get the kind of technical information, professional training, hardware and market intelligence that is key to success in today’s changing job and technology landscape.
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Institute of Physics
September 03-06, 2012
Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom
Photon12 is the largest optics conference in the UK and the sixth in the series; following Photon02 (Cardiff), Photon04 (Glasgow), Photon06 (Manchester), Photon08 (Edinburgh) and Photon10 (Southampton). Photon12 will be held in Durham and will be chaired by Professor Allan Boardman, University of Salford, Chair of the IOP Optics and Photonics Division [OPD] and Vice-President of the UKCPO. Photon is an umbrella conference series embracing a number of important and interconnected constituent conferences with fascinating overlaps and a common social programme.
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Xmark Media Ltd
October 17-18, 2012
Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Photonics is of enormous importance to scientific research and for industry and its use is growing. You will want to visit if you have a need for photonics equipment or a solution that can be, or may be, solvable by photonics.
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