Fall 2022 Bi-Annual IA Meeting

October 20-22

The Institute of Optics cordially invites its Industrial Associates member companies to join the faculty and students of the Institute for its Fall 2022 Industrial Associates Meeting. The symposium events will be held at the University of Rochester River Campus. Interviews will be at the discretion of IA companies.

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Thursday, October 20

7:45 a.m. ‐ 8 p.m. ET
  • Networking breakfast
  • Guest speaker seminars
  • Faculty seminars
  • MS student showcase
  • PhD presentations
  • Graduate research talks
  • Networking lunch
  • PhD poster session
  • Company showcase
  • Happy hour sponsored by Optica and SPIE
  • Reception and dinner

Friday, October 21

8 a.m. ‐ 5 p.m. ET
  • Student/company interviews
  • Lunch for interviewers
  • Industry and faculty research lunch

Saturday, October 22

8 a.m. ‐ noon ET
  • Student/company interviews

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IA meeting agenda (pdf)

IA meeting program guide (pdf)

Faculty research overview (pdf)

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Hotel Information

Here are a few good hotel options:

Location Parking

Hyatt/Convention Center: South Avenue Garage, 39 Stone St, Rochester, NY 14604 (Please bring your parking ticket inside to get parking validation.)

University of Rochester, Institute of Optics: Library Lot, Intercampus Drive, Rochester NY, 14627

Company Connection Showcase (CCS)

Location: Lilac Room, Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Vendor setup time: Thursday, 10/20 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Space: You will be provided with two chairs, an 8' x 2' table, a tablecloth, and a company sign

Company Connection Showcase Introductions

Companies participating in the Company Connection Showcase are invited to give a 1-minute introduction. These can be verbal introductions or accompanied by no more than 2 slides. If you wish to give an introduction without providing slides, or if you have any questions, please contact Kai Davies at kai.davies@rochester.edu. If you wish to submit a slide for your introduction, upload it directly to our Box folder. Slides should be widescreen (16:9) and submitted in .pptx, .ppt, .pdf, or .png format. Please do not include audio in the slide.

Shipping for CCS Materials

Company connection showcase materials can be sent to:

Attn: Nancy Cardona, Sales and Services Director
Event name: 2022 Optics Company Showcase
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
123 East Main Street, Rochester, New York 14604

Direct: (585) 770-2378

Return shipping for CCS Materials

Please bring return shipping labels to the symposium on Thursday. Package your showcase materials at the end of the company connection showcase and leave them on your table. We will come to collect them after the showcase and ship them back to you.

Student/Alumni Job Board

We have recently deleted expired links and filled positions on our student/alumni facing job board. Please send currently available employment opportunities to Tal Haring at tal.haring@rochester.edu

Logo Request

Please submit your company logo to be included in the program guide. If we do not receive a new file, we will use the most recent logo that has been sent to us.

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