Fall 2023 Bi-Annual IA Meeting

October 19-21

The Institute of Optics cordially invites its Industrial Associates member companies to join the faculty and students of the Institute for its Fall 2023 Industrial Associates Meeting. The symposium events will be held at the University of Rochester River Campus and the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Co-located with SPIE Optifab 2023.

General Information

The registration deadline is October 15, 2023.

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View the Agenda PDF

Industrial Associates Guest Membership

Join us this fall as a guest member. Guest memberships include access to all Industrial Associates Symposium events on Thursday, October 19. Guest memberships exclude resume access, job board access, and student/company interview days and are limited to one year.

Please email Tal Haring to establish a guest membership.

Meet the Experts and Recruit Optics Students

IA provides educational training, recruitment, and networking opportunities to participating companies and exposes optics faculty and students to industry interests. This exchange improves the Institute's ability to prepare our students to assume key roles within industry, academia, and government agencies.

Company and Exhibitor Information

Resumes and Interview Scheduling

Student resumes and interview links are sent to IA members 2-3 weeks prior to each symposium. We organize resumes by class year as well as U.S. citizenship status. Feel free to email Dustin Newman at dustin.newman@rochester.edu with questions.

Interview rooms are requested at least one month prior to the event through the IA registration link. All interviews are held at The Institute of Optics’s Goergen and Wilmot Buildings. Please see the parking instructions (pdf).

Industrial Associates Job Board

Member companies and organizations are invited to post job and internship opportunities on the Institute of Optics student and alumni job board.

Email Tal Haring at tal.haring@rochester.edu to post open positions.

Company Connection Showcase

Exhibitor setup time: 1:30-3:15 p.m.

The Company Connection Showcase (CCS) is an excellent vehicle for face-to-face interaction between students, industrial partners, and faculty. This event is most similar to a career fair.

The CCS is split into two separate events, the company introductions and the company connection showcase.

Event 1—Company Introductions

Attending companies and organizations are invited to present one-minute introductory talks on the main stage. Companies often use this time to introduce themselves and share what their goals are for the symposium in terms of networking and recruitment. Companies are invited to use a maximum of two slides during the introductions.

Company Introduction Slides

If you wish to use slides during your introduction, please submit your introduction slides online. Slides should be widescreen (16:9) and submitted in .pptx, .ppt, .pdf, or .png format. Please limit slide submissions to two slides.

Event 2—Company Connection Showcase Exhibition

Companies and organizations are invited to host a booth in a large conference center space, much like an exhibition/professional conference. Students and faculty circulate the room visiting with the companies. Students are generally looking to network with companies and set up interviews for the following two days.

Shipping Logistics

Companies should ship showcase materials to:

Company Name
Optics Symposium 2023
C/O Great Lakes Events
Great Lakes Events
810 Emerson Street
Rochester, NY 14613

Please bring return shipping labels to the symposium and schedule return pickups to the address above. The Institute of Optics covers any warehouse expenses associated with shipping/receiving showcase materials.

Booth Furniture

We provide a 8' x 2' table, two chairs, a tablecloth, and a company sign. Electricity is available by request.

Please email Tal Haring at tal.haring@rochester.edu with any questions.

Company Logos

Companies and organizations are invited to upload a company logo. Logos will be used in our the meeting program. If we do not receive a company logo, we will use the logo we have on file.


Parking Instructions

Symposium Parking

Convention Center, South Ave Garage
39 Stone Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Please bring your parking ticket inside for parking validation.

Interviews at The Institute of Optics

University of Rochester
Library Lot
Intercampus Drive
Rochester NY, 14627

Please use the parking instructions (pdf) with the gate code.