Montana Photonics Industry Alliance Events


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Mark your calendars to join your colleagues and fellow Montana Photonics Industry Alliance members for an evening of networking.  Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided by ADvR.

Host: Bank of Bozeman
Location: 875 Harmon Stream Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59718
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Spring Networking Social and Tour, Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mark your calendars to join your colleagues and fellow Montana Photonics Industry Alliance members for an evening of networking. 

Host:  Bozeman Children's Museum & STEAM lab and Bank of Bozeman
Location: 202 South Willson Ave, Bozeman
Date:  Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time:  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine will be provided by our host. 


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MPIA Strategic Doing Training and
Implementation Workshop

Friday, February 17, 2017

ENVISION THE FUTURE

What would it look like if Montana’s optics and photonics companies, entrepreneurs, laboratories, and universities led the country in commercializing, growing and sustaining globally leading organizations that created high quality jobs and economic opportunity?

WHAT PART WILL YOU PLAY?

  • Would you like to help accelerate the growth of Montana’s photonics industry?
  • Would you like meet and work with other photonics professionals and community partners in the Bozeman area?
  • Would you like to have the ability to overcome messy and otherwise intractable problems in settings where no one can tell anyone else what to do?

GET STARTED

The Montana Photonics Industry Alliance invites you to register now for a Strategic DoingTM Training and Implementation Workshop on February 17th.  This workshop is designed for Montana’s photonics companies, university faculty, staff and students, K-12 educators, state and local service providers, bankers, suppliers and other community partners.

MPIA AND STRATEGIC DOING

The Montana Photonics Industry Alliance serves as a hub for Montana’s optics and photonics companies, entrepreneurs, laboratories, and universities to commercialize, grow and sustain globally leading organizations that create high quality jobs and economic opportunity in Montana.  To accelerate its success the Alliance has chosen to more actively engage the Bozeman community through the process of Strategic DoingTM.

Strategic Doing teaches people how to form collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes and make adjustments along the way.  In today’s world, collaboration is essential to meet the complex challenges we face.  Strategic Doing enables leaders to design and guide new networks that generate innovative solutions.  It is a new strategy discipline that is lean, agile and fast - just what organizations, communities and regions need to survive and thrive.                                      - Purdue University, Center for Regional Development

Strategic Doing enables practitioners to overcome messy and otherwise intractable problems in settings where no one can tell anyone else what to do.

  • Cluster Development
  • Local & Regional Economic Development
  • Workforce Development
  • Community & Neighborhood Developmen
  • Local/Regional Food Systems
  • Community Health
  • Innovation Ecosystem Development
  • Strategic Alliances
  • National Associations

STRATEGIC DOING TRAINING AND IMPLEMENTATION WORKSHOP

The MPIA Strategic Doing Training and Implementation Workshop is geared for professionals who want an understanding of the theory and practice of collaboration in open networks and who would like to participate in accelerating the growth of the Montana’s photonics industry.  Participants will learn how to apply Strategic Doing to any complex situation in which collaboration represents the only practical alternative.

Full Day Workshop, Friday, February 17, 2017

The MPIA Strategic Doing Training and Implementation Workshop will held on Friday, February 17th.  The morning session will include a lecture on the theory and practice of Strategic Doing followed by a training exercise.  During the afternoon session participants will apply the concepts of Strategic Doing to accelerate the growth of the photonics industry in Montana.

The workshop will be held in the Baxter Hotel Ballroom, starting at 8:00 am and ending 5:00 pm.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  

Participants Will Learn How To

  • Design and guide collaboration using Strategic Doing workshops
  • Apply Strategic Doing to messy challenges in communities and regions
  • Focus organizations on outcomes and pathways
  • Engage and transform Universities
  • Move professional and industry organizations forward
  • Build clusters

The afternoon session will allow participants to apply Strategic Doing concepts to accelerating the growth of the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance member companies.

Nationally Recognized Instructor

Janyce B. Fadden

Janyce B. Fadden

For more information about Strategic DoingTM visit the Purdue University Center for Regional Development’s informative website at,

Janyce Fadden is Executive-in-Residence for the College of Business at the University of North Alabama where her role includes promoting Strategic Doing, implementing an innovation pipeline strategy and additional projects that economically enhance the three state region served by the university.

In addition to her work at UNA, Fadden is also President of the consulting firm Jbfadden Enterprises LLC and President of the Rockford Area Economic Development Council where she has created and implemented innovative approaches to strategic planning for economic development. 

Prior to joining the RAEDC, Fadden served in various capacities as President, Vice President, and General Manager for major multinational corporations including Honeywell, General Signal, Applied Power, Pacific Scientific, and Danaher.  She is experienced in lean management and leadership which resulted in many achievements over her corporate career.

Fadden earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Management from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, and her Master of Business Administration degree from Northern Illinois University. The Purdue Center for Regional Development certified her in Strategic Doing, a breakthrough process for doing more together.

More Information

Montana Photonics Industry Alliance website
Slide presentation, "Strategic Doing, Guiding Measurable Outcomes Through Action-Oriented Collaboration"
Purdue University Center for Regional Development’s informative website

REGISTER NOW

Register now for the full day MPIA Strategic Doing Training and Implementation Workshop. 

  • Individual:  $150/participant
  • Company Group:  2 people, $250; 3 people, $300

A limited number of scholarships are available for interested parties that need financial assistance to attend the workshop.


Winter Networking Social and Company Tour, Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mark your calendars for the MPIA winter networking social and company tour. Join your colleagues and other Montana Photonics Industry Alliance members for a tour of Quantum Composers followed by an evening of informal networking.  Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.  Quantum Composers, a privately held company based in Bozeman, Montana, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the Test and Measurement market place with the design and production of laser systems and precision pulse generator instrument lines. Since 1993, Quantum has been a leader in custom designed scientific based technologies and concepts.

When:   Thursday, January 12, 2017
Where:  Quantum Composers, 212 Discovery Drive, Bozeman
Host:     Quantum Composers, Inc
Time:     5:00 to 7:00 pm for networking
              Tours start at 5:00, 5:15 and 5:30 pm


Fall Networking Social, Tuesday, October 4, 2016

This year the MPIA is holding its fall networking social in conjunction with the annual OpTeC conference. Whether or not you attend the daytime sessions of the conference, please plan to join your industry colleagues and friends for an evening of casual networking starting at 5:00 pm during the evening poster session.  

When:   Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Where:  Montana State University Student Union Ballrooms B & C
Host:     OpTeC Conference
Time:    Networking Social, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Summer Networking Social, Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mark your calendars for the MPIA summer networking social. Join your colleagues and other Montana Photonics Industry Alliance members for for an informal evening of networking and discussion. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.

When:   Thursday, July 14, 2016
Where:  S2 Corporation, 2054 Stadium Drive A, Bozeman
Host:     S2 Corporation
Time:     5:00 to 7:00 pm

Special Guests

 

MPIA Training:  How to Select the Right Detector Technology for Your Application, Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Seminar:          How to Select the Right Detector Technology for Your Application
Presented by:  Hamamatsu Corporation
Location:         Best Western Plus GranTree Inn, 1325 N 7th Avenue, Bozeman
Date:                Wednesday June 1, 2016
Time:                8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:                $25, to support MPIA's work. Non-MPIA members welcome. 

This Seminar will provide an overview and comparison of key features, strengths and weaknesses of different detector technologies, including:

  • Photodiodes
  • Avalanche photodiodes
  • Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (silicon photomultipliers)
  • Photomultiplier tubes
  • Cameras (EMCCD, CMOS, CCD)
  • Spectrometers

Application specific recommendations will be followed by audience question and answer period. This seminar is recommended for electrical engineers, optical engineers, design engineers, and anyone else who needs to select detectors for their projects. By the end of the seminar, you will:

  • Know the different detector technologies available
  • Understand the basic operation of each technology
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of each technology
  • Have a much better idea of which technology will best suit your application

Registration is required by Thursday, May 26th.


Spring Networking Social and Company Tour, Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mark your calendars for the MPIA spring networking social and company tour. Join your colleagues and other Montana Photonics Industry Alliance members for a tour of Resonon's new building followed by networking. Resonon has taken a long view strategy that is beginning to pay dividends and are excited to share with their community.

When:   Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Where:  Resonon, Inc, 123 Commercial Drive, Bozeman
Host:     Resonon, Inc
Time:     5:00 to 7:00 pm for networking
              Tours start at 5:00, 5:15 and 5:30 pm


Winter Networking Social, Thursday, January 14, 2016

Join your colleagues and other Montana optics and photonics industry members for an informal evening of networking and discussion. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.

When:   Thursday, January 14, 2016
Where:  American Computer Museum
Host:     Altos Photonics
Time:     5:00 pm


Fall Networking Social Event, Thursday, October 15, 2015

Join your colleagues and other Montana optics and photonics industry members for an informal evening of networking and discussion. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.

When:   Thursday, October 15, 2015
Where:  American Computer Museum
Host:     Montana Instruments
Time:     5:00 pm


MPIA Strategic Marketing Workshop, Friday, June 5th, 2015

Success of high-tech products requires two crucial ingredients: (1) cutting-edge technology that performs as promised and (2) smart marketing strategies focused on the right customers with the right value proposition.  One of these ingredients without the other either dooms technology companies to failure at worst or limits their upside potential at best.  In this intensive one-day workshop, open to members of the MPIA, Dr. Jakki Mohr will share her expertise in global best-practices for successful technology marketing.  For more information contact the MPIA.


Spring Networking Social Event, Thursday, April 30, 2015

Join your colleagues and other Montana optics and photonics industry members for an informal evening of networking and discussion. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided by Wavelength Electronics.

When:   Thursday, April 30, 2015
Where:  American Computer Museum
Time:     5:00 pm


MPIA Members Attending Photonics West, February 7 - 12, 2015

Members companies of the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance as well as optics and photonics research groups from Montana State University will be attending Photonics West, the largest and most influential event for the laser and photonics community in North America.  Photonics West will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, February 7 - 12, 2015.

MPIA member companies exhibiting at Photonics West

ADVR, Inc
Altos Photonics
Bridger Photonics
FLIR / Scientific Materials
Lattice Materials
Montana Photonics Industry Alliance and State of Montana
Newport / ILX Lightwave
Quantel USA
Quantum Composers
Wavelength Electronics


Winter Networking Social Event, Thursday, January 15, 2015

Join your colleagues and other Montana optics and photonics industry members for an informal evening of networking and discussion. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided by Bridger Photonics.

When:   Thursday, January 15, 2015
Where:  American Computer Museum
Time:     5:00 pm


REO Short Course on Optics Manufacturing, Tuesday, December 9, 2014

REO's training objective is to enable cost-effective and manufacturable specification of optics through an understanding of manufacturing processes, typical cost drivers and common pitfalls.
More information ...


Optical Technology Center Colloquium, Monday, November 24, 2014

Miniaturized endoscopes and implantable sensors for in-vivo studies of cancer biology
Dr. Olav Solgaard, Edward L. Gintzon Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
More information ...


Fall Networking Social Event, Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Join your colleagues and other Montana optics and photonics industry members for an informal evening of networking and discussion. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided by Newport/ILX Lightwave.

When:   Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Where:  American Computer Museum
Time:     5:00 pm


Summer Networking Social Event, Thursday, August 14, 2014

Join your colleagues and other Montana optics and photonics industry members for an informal evening of networking and discussion. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided by Newport/ILX Lightwave.

When:   Thursday, August 14, 2014
Where:  American Computer Museum
Time:     5:00 pm


Spring Networking Social Event, Thursday, May 1, 2014

Join your colleagues and other Montana optics and photonics industry members for an informal evening of networking and discussion. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided by FLIR/Scientific Materials.

When:   Thursday, May 1, 2014
Where:  American Computer Museum
Time:     5:00 pm


Project Management for Non-Project Managers, February 12 and 13, 2014

Duke Brekhus at New Gate Technologies has organized a two day, web based training event entitled "Project Management for Non-Project Managers."  This event is available to MPIA members at the low cost of less than $60 per person.

When:   Wednesday and Thursday, February 12th and 13th, 2014
Where:  New Gate Technologies, 2304 North 7th Avenue, Suite L, Bozeman


Montana Reception at Photonics West, February 5, 2014

The Montana Ambassadors and the Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development cordially invite you to a private reception to meet us and the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance.  Find out how we can work together.

When:    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm
Where:  "Blu", 745 Market Street, San Francisco

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MPIA Members Attending Photonics West, February 1 - 6, 2014

Members companies of the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance as well as optics and photonics research groups from Montana State University will be attending Photonics West, the largest and most influential event for the laser and photonics community in North America.  Photonics West will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, February 1 - 6, 2014.

MPIA member companies exhibiting at Photonics West

ADVR, Inc
Altos Photonics
Bridger Photonics
FLIR / Scientific Materials
Lattice Materials
Newport / ILX Lightwave
Quantel USA
Quantum Composes
Resonon
Wavelength Electronics

 

Booth 835
Booth 1339
Booth 5530
Booth 5023
Booth 2339
Booth 1301
Booth 1731
Booth 3090
Booth 5035
Booth 2134


Winter Social Networking Event, January 14, 2014

Join your colleagues and other Montana optics and photonics industry members for an informal evening of networking and discussion. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided and drinks will be .... 

When:   Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Where:  Beall Park Recreation Center, 415 North Bozeman Avenue
Time:     5:00 pm