EPIC Meeting on Freeform Optics at Optimax

19-20 March 2020

Rochester, NY, USA

Hosted at: Optimax


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Freeform optics cannot be manufactured by standard spherical or aspheric manufacturing techniques. They can embody a wide range of geometries, offering great advantages over conventional shapes to a wide range of applications. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together the complete value chain of the manufacturing and measurement of freeform optics, including design, machining, metrology and evaluation, and to match their capabilities with current market-driven needs. The workshop will focus on key application fields: consumer electronics (including head-mounted displays or micro-optics for VCSEL packaging), space/aerospace, illumination (including indoor, outdoor and automotive lighting), healthcare, industrial manufacturing or decoration. Leading companies on these application fields will be present at this meeting and will give the user perspective as well as presenting the current state of the art and future market trends.


The meeting venue: Optimax, 6367 Dean Pkwy, Ontario, New York 14519 (map)
The recommended hotel: Fairfield Inn and Suites Rochester East, 915 Hard Road, Webster, New York 14580. All bus transfers will be arranged from and to this hotel only. Book your room at a special price 99 USD until 18th February here.
Concrete companies for visits as well as their locations to be announced soon.
Dinner places to be announced soon.


18 March 2020 Wednesday

09:00 – 18:00 Companies visits – TBA.
18:00 – 22:00 Networking dinner

19 March 2020 Thursday

09:00 – 12:00 Companies visits – TBA.
12:00 – 13:00 Registration & Lunch @ Optimax
13:00 – 13:05 Welcoming words by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
13:05 – 13:15 Welcoming words by a representative of Optimax (USA)
13:15 – 13:45 KEYNOTE by a representative of Optimax (USA)
13:45 – 14:45 Meeting, session 1
14:45  – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:30 Meeting, session 2
17:30 – 18:00 Bus transfer from Optimax to a dinner place
18:00 – 22:30 Networking Reception & Dinner
22:30 – 23:00 Bus transfer from a dinner place to a recommended hotel Fairfield Inn and Suites Rochester East

20 March 2020 Friday

08:00 Bus transfer from Fairfield Inn and Suites Rochester East to Optimax
08:30 – 09:10 Morning coffee @ Optimax
09:10 – 09:15 Recap and program overview of the 2nd day – Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
09:15 – 10:45 Meeting, session 3
10:45 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Meeting, session 4
13:10 – 14:10 Lunch @ Optimax
14:15 – 15:30 Company visit @ Optimax
16:00 End

Confirmed speakers:

KEYNOTE: Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Director of Technology and Strategy, Optimax, USA
KEYNOTE: Blair Unger, Vice President of Engineering, Rochester Precision Optics, USA
KEYNOTE: Saroj Mahalik, Opto-Electronics Engineer, European Space Agency, THE NETHERLANDS
KEYNOTE: Mark Lutkowitz, Principal, fibeReality, USA
Jussi Rahomäki, CEO, Dispelix USA
Juergen Zosel, Managing Director, Fresnel Optics, GERMANY
Ralf Leutz, General Manager, leopil – Leutz Optics and Illumination, GERMANY
Ruth Houbertz, CEO, Multiphoton Optics , GERMANY
Rolando Ferrini, Section Head CSEM & Project Coordinator PHABULOuS, SWITZERLAND
Paul-Alexander Vogel, Group Leader, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, GERMANY
Christian Schindler, Key Account Management, Carl-Zeiss, GERMANY
David Hasenauer, CODE V Product Manager, Synopsys, USA


Early bird ticket price for EPIC members and invited companies: 250 EUR (excluding VAT);  non-members: 450 EUR (excluding VAT) available until 1 February 2020. After the deadline the prices will be increased by 100 EUR. By filling in the registration form below you agree your email to be used to keep you updated about the event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties (except emails). Attendance is strictly limited to 1 person per company. Number of seats is limited, so we strongly advise to register for this event early in advance.

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