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Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference

ETOP 2019 | Quebec, Canada

21-24 May 2019 | Québec, Canada

ETOP 2019 will be hosted by Université Laval in beautiful Québec City.

Conference website: etop2019.copl.ulaval.ca/

ETOP (Education and Training in Optics & Photonics) is a biennial conference that brings together educators from around the world to share information about the practice of teaching optics at all levels. The teaching of optics and photonics, critical fields at the core of today's worldwide technological infrastructure, must continually be upgraded and renewed in order to meet the growing demands of research, science, and industry. 

It is the goal of this international conference to bring together leading optics and photonics educators from all levels and orientations to discuss, demonstrate and learn about new developments and approaches to teaching in these fields. Through presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and exhibits, this conference will inform professors, students, teachers, and professional trainers on how to teach optics and photonics for the future

ETOP addresses topics at the pre-college, technician and two-year, four-year and graduate-equivalent levels. Typical session topics include:

  • training and laboratory materials for demonstrations

  • training and continuing education in collaboration with industry

  • education in geometrical optics, quantum optics technologies for integrated diffractive optics

  • software for teaching

  • computer assisted learning

  • curriculum development laboratories for optics and photonics education

  • education and training for inter- and multidisciplinary applications


Important dates:


  • Call for Submissions is closed

  • Authors Notification: 15 January 2019

  • Early Bird Registration: 15 April 2019

  • Manuscript Due Date: 1 May 2019

  • Host Application Due Date: 1 May 2019
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Conference chairs:

Anne-Sophie Poulin-Girard Joseph Shaw
Anne-Sophie Poulin-Girard
Université Laval, Canada
Joseph Shaw 
University of Montana, USA


Proceedings of ETOP

All past proceedings of ETOP conferences are available as PDFs online (free).

Apply to Host a Future ETOP Conference

The ETOP conference takes place every two years and it is the aim of the sponsors to make this critical information equally available to both developed and developing countries. In order to ensure world-wide participation, the sponsors (ICO, SPIE, OSA and IEEE) welcome and encourage their chapters, affiliated bureaus, sections and other interested organizations to apply to host future ETOP conferences.  

For questions about hosting ETOP 2021 or SPIE's involvement in ETOP 2019, please contact Dirk Fabian (dirkf@spie.org).

ETOP Sponsors