18 - 22 August 2024
San Diego, California, US
Technical Event
Lens Design Technical Event
20 August 2024 • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT | Marriott Marquis, Coronado 
Session Chair: Scott Lerner

"Let's Give 'Em Something to Talk About!"

Lens designers! Join us for our annual gathering to meet and discuss…lens design! Let’s talk about what we’re designing, how we’re going about doing it (what materials, software, techniques, etc.), and which problems we’re encountering. We’ll also explore current technical and commercial trends in the marketplace.

This year's featured speakers will present on "A (not so brief) history of optical design, and a look to the future."

Dave Aikens
Savvy Optics Corp. (United States)

Dave Aikens is an optical design engineer at Savvy Optics Corp, a company he founded in 2007. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester (BS ’83, MS ’84), a Fellow of SPIE, and the 2021 recipient of the A. E. Conrady award. He teaches lens design through his optical mentorship program, and has been designing lenses for over 40 years.

Mary Turner
Edmund Optics (United States)

Mary G. Turner is Technical Fellow for Optical Design at Edmund Optics. After receiving her Ph.D in Optics from UArizona, she spent much of her career teaching optical design in industrial as well as academic settings. In addition to her work in the Advanced Programs group at Edmund, she instructs students at UC-Irvine and UArizona in aspects of optical design.

Part of the Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XXV conference.

Cosponsored by:

Light refreshments sponsored by:

The Optical Solutions Group at

Event Details

FORMAT: General session with one featured speaker and live audience Q&A and general discussion.
MENU: Ice cream sandwiches and frozen yogurt bars provided by Synopsys.
SETUP: Classroom style seating.