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Optica Advanced Photonics Congress

Event name Sunday, 28 July Monday, 29 July Tuesday, 30 July Wednesday, 31 July Thursday, 01 August
IONS+ Quebec 09:00 - 16:00
Welcome Reception 18:30 - 20:00
Choosing a Career Path in Photonics 12:00 - 13:30
Industry Hot Topics Networking Event 18:30 - 19:30
Congress Banquet 19:00 - 21:00
Closing Toast 18:30 - 19:15

IONS+ Quebec

Sunday, 28 July 09:00 - 16:00

Join us for a day of professional development and networking at IONS+ Quebec – your gateway to the Optica Advanced Photonics Congress.

Professional Development Sessions
Immerse yourself in expert-led talks on scientific communication, presentation skills and effective networking. Optica Ambassadors will help you gain the insights and skills necessary to navigate the congress  with confidence.

Networking with Optica Advanced Photonics Congress Chairs
Engage directly with congress chairs in an exclusive session designed for insightful discussions with luminaries in the quantum field. Benefit from their expertise and broaden your perspective on your career and your meeting experience.

Cultural Exploration
Cap off the day with a unique cultural event curated by the host Optica Student Chapter. Designed to socialize with other students attending the congress, you will strengthen your professional network while enjoying beautiful Quebec.

Welcome Reception

Monday, 29 July 18:30 - 20:00

Room 2000CD

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

Available for all Full Technical registrants. Additional guest tickets can be purchased when registering for the meeting; the fee is USD 65.00.

Choosing a Career Path in Photonics

Tuesday, 30 July 12:00 - 13:30

Join us for an engaging session where you'll interact with experts representing diverse career paths, from CEOs to academia. Our panelists will answer a variety of questions — planned and from the audience — providing valuable insights into the diverse career trajectories within the field of photonics.

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Industry Hot Topics Networking Event

Tuesday, 30 July 18:30 - 19:30

Let's build some networks!

Developing a strong professional network around core topics of interest is key to both career and scientific advancement. However, in the growing digital age and rapid advancement of research, it can be challenging to establish new connections while growing existing ones.

To facilitate this, the constituent meetings of the Optica Advanced Photonics Congress (IPR, NOMA, Networks, SPPCom, SOLED) have each selected some recent hot topics. As with the research, these topic descriptions are designed to be crosscutting, intersecting with more than just one meeting area.

In this informal networking session, we encourage attendees to join in on a hot topic area connected to their research, but outside their primary meeting area. This creates an opportunity for attendees to hear new perspectives on these growing areas, meet new researchers and share their thoughts. The leadership of each topical meeting will join each hot topic to facilitate discussions, so make sure to drop by and introduce yourself.


Congress Banquet

Wednesday, 31 July 19:00 - 21:00

Musée de la Civilisation

Join fellow congress attendees at the highlight event of the week.

When registering for the congress, please purchase a ticket to join in the festivities for USD 90.00

Closing Toast

Thursday, 01 August 18:30 - 19:15

The congress concludes with a toast. It's a time to reflect on the week and discuss learnings with fellow attendees.

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