EPIC Meeting on Freeform Optics at Optimax

19-20 March 2020

Rochester, NY, USA

Hosted at: Optimax


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.


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 (venue – TBA.) (if needed)
18:00 – 22:30 Networking Reception & Dinner
22:30 – 23:00 Bus transfer from a dinner place (venue – TBA.) to a recommended hotel (concrete hotel to be announced soon) (if needed)

20 March 2020 Friday

08:00 Bus transfer from a recommended hotel (concrete hotel to be announced soon) to Optimax (if needed)
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


The meeting will be held at Optimax.
Concrete companies for visits as well as their locations to be announced soon.
A recommended hotel and dinner places to be announced soon.


Early bird ticket price for EPIC members and invited companies: 250 EUR (excluding VAT);  non-members: 450 EUR (excluding VAT) available until 1 January 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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EPIC Events Manager Helena Jelinkova: helena.jelinkova@epic-assoc.com