This year’s OpTeC conference will be held on Tuesday, October 4th and will provide an exciting combination of talks and posters, as well as an afternoon session devoted to commercialization of optical technology. The meeting will be attended by undergraduate and graduate students, research staff, faculty, and local company leaders and staff, in addition to leaders from the city, county, and state economic development offices. A highlight of the meeting will be the always-popular evening poster session with catered hors d’oeuvres. The conference will start at 8:00 am on the 4th and will be held in the MSU Student Union Building ballrooms B and C. Look for the conference agenda and other information which will be posted on the OpTeC website. FALL MPIA NETWORKING SOCIAL TO BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OPTEC CONFERENCE This year the MPIA is holding its fall networking social in conjunction with 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 on Tuesday, October 4th in the MSU Student Union Building ballrooms B and C. Admission is free at 5:00 pm for MPIA members.