Quantum 2.0 Conference and Exhibition

Welcome Happy Hour

Sunday, 12 June 17:00 – 18:00

Say hello to old and new colleagues before kicking off the week.


Let’s Talk Quantum

Tuesday, 14 June 12:00 – 13:30

We invite you to participate in a Professional Development & Networking Lunch Event at the Quantum 2.0 Conference and Exhibition on Tuesday, 14 June, from 12:00 – 13:30. This event will allow experienced scientists and industry executives to share their success stories and business experience with career professionals, recent graduates, and students. The lunch will be complementary, and there will be opportunities to chat with leaders in the field of QIS. RSVP is required for this event. 

*This event is currently at capacity.

QIS Leaders include:

Ronald Holzwarth, Menlo Systems, Germany
John Preskill, California Inst. of Technology, USA
Michael Raymer, University of Oregon, USA
Sarah Sheldon, IBM Almaden Research CenterUSA
Peter Zoller, University of Innsbruck, Austria


Conference Reception

Tuesday, 14 June 18:00 – 19:30

Enjoy food and drinks with your friends and colleagues during the conference reception.


Technology Showcase: Scalable Control Stacks for Quantum Networks

Wednesday, 15 June 15:30 – 15:50

A quantum internet aims to send quantum information, e.g., qubits, from one point to another over a large-distance network and enables quantum-communication applications that are not possible with the internet today. Current efforts by academia and industry investigate connecting computational quantum nodes via quantum links as well as classical links which are required for low-latency exchange of classical information. Thus, building such networks is a multifold challenge, not only including the development of quantum devices, but also the control hardware architecture and network software stack. Qblox supports this with distributed, ultralow-noise, and interconnected control stacks. We introduce the Cluster system which incorporates processors capable of sequencing pulses, their parameters, and exchanging measurement results in real time. The Cluster supports many qubit platforms with its wide frequency range from DC to 18.5 GHz while occupying less volume than 1 liter per controlled qubit. This full-stack approach opens a fast track for node optimizations and many-node scaling efforts towards realizing a quantum internet.

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Movie Night: Quantum Shorts Film Festival

Wednesday, 15 June 20:00 – 21:30

Quantum physics has long provided inspiration for artists, writers, film-makers and philosophers. Join Optica and the Optica Foundation for a very special screening of nine films from past Quantum Shorts Film Festival which challenges writers and filmmakers to produce quantum-inspired creations. Huanqian Loh, National University of Singapore, will be our emcee for the evening to help us explore the films and discussion our reactions.

Our viewing will include 4 winning films from 2016-2020 and 5 films in the top-ten.


Quantum Shorts is an initiative of the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) that has run every year since 2012, alternating between calls for short films and flash fiction (shorts.quantumlah.org). The festival is also supported by media partners Scientific American and Nature, and scientific and screening partners around the world’. The Centre brings together physicists, computer scientists and engineers to do basic research on quantum physics and to build devices based on quantum phenomena.


Optica Ambassador Quantum Careers in Industry

Thursday, 16 June 12:30 – 13:30

What does a career in the quantum industry look like?

Join us for this lunch and learn session where four Optica Ambassadors present their career paths in quantum tech, share their insights into working at a range of differently-sized companies, and discuss the types of roles in quantum that these companies can offer. The presentations will be followed by a moderated Q&A and a chance to network with the speakers.


Dr Gabrielle Thomas, Menlo Systems GmbH (2019 Optica Ambassador)
Dr. Eric Zhang, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center (2019 Optica Ambassador)
Dr. Christian Reimer, Hyperlight Corp. (2020 Optica Ambassador)
Dr. Brandon Rodenburg, MITRE (2020 Optica Ambassador)


Dr. Catherine Lefebvre, PASQAL

**Due to the limited capacity of this event, an RSVP is required. Please fill out the form linked below to sign up.