Special Events


Oz Optics Social Evening and BBQ!

Join us at the OZ Optics Ltd. campus for a great outdoor liscened BBQ, and evening of fun, and socializing. Play soccer, tennis, beach volleyball, basketball or take a swim in the indoor pool at the  OZ Dome sports complex.

Transportation included: pick up by shuttle buses: 17h30 - 19h30
Return: 21h30 - 22h30
Schedule:  Tuesday June 6, from 18h00 - 22h00
Fees: Included with the Registration fees



Forum on Women in Photonics (limited places)

The IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE), IEEE Photonics Society, and the Photonics North organizing committee would like to invite you to participate in the "Forum on Women in Photonics"! 6 panelists will speak about the current and future Photonics industries and the role of women in Photonics.

The event will be held on, Wednesday, June 7, between 12h00 - 13h15 at the Shaw Centre, room 208. The event is open for all! Lunch will provided for registered attendees.

Women in Photonics Flyer

Biography of the speakers


Poster Session Cocktail

The event will be held on Wednesday June 7, from 18h30 - 20h00 at the Shaw Centre. Poster sessions provide an opportunity for informal, interactive presentations and discussions.



Industry Student Lunch

The flagship event of the student program is a luncheon that gives you the opportunity to make valuable connections with industry professionals and peers. Don’t miss this opportunity to put your networking skills to good use.

Schedule:  Thursday June 8, from 12h00 -13h00
Room: 103
Fees: 25$ CAD


3-Minute Student Poster Presentation
The Photonics North Committee have organized a contest giving you the opportunity to make a short (3 minute) Power Point presentation of your poster on Wednesday June 7, at 17:00, just prior to the standard poster session.
Winners of the 3-Minute Student Poster Presentation contest will be announced during the Thursday afternoon break.
To register for such competition, please send your name and coordinates before June to Mr Robert Corriveau (robert.corriveau@photonscanada.ca).


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Important Dates

Abstract submission opening
November 9, 2016

Registration opening
November 9, 2016

Abstract submission deadline
February 27, 2017

Notice of acceptance
March 26, 2017

Date by which presenting authors must registered
May 1, 2017

Early bird registration
May 1, 2017

June 6-8, 2017

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