Montana Photonics Industry Alliance Events


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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