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Rochester Museum and Science Center
3:00 - 5:30PM
657 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 

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Thomas Battley
RRPC / New York Photonics

The 2013 RRPC Annual Meeting

This Event is Sold Out -
The Room is Full

Thursday, September 5, 2013
3:30PM - 6:30PM

Rochester Museum & Science Center
Registration begins at 3:00PM

Keynote Speaker and Co-host:
Honorable Louise Slaughter, Representative New York 25th District

Speakers and Panelists:  
  • Steve Anderson, Industry and Market Strategist for SPIE; former Editor-In-Chief, Laser Focus World
  • Tom Hausken, Senior Advisor, Engineering and Applications, Optical Society of America; former Director, Strategies Unlimited
  • Jennifer Clark, Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Urban Innovation in the Ivan Allen College at the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Steve Fantone, Founder and CEO of Optikos Corporation, holds over 60 US Patents in the optics and photonics
  • Duncan Moore, Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship and Professor of Optics, University of Rochester



The National Photonics Initiative (NPI):
What Is It? What Is Rochester's Role?

Following up on last year's debut of the National Academies report, Optics & Photonics: Essential Technologies for Our Nation, the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster and Congesswoman Louise Slaughter host a community stakeholder event to discuss the NPI, an effort resulting from the report.

How might Rochester help shape it?  What are the implications for Rochester and the nation?

For background on the National Photonics Initative follow this link.

For background on the groundbreaking report follow this link.

Conservative estimates for our industry start at $500 billion in revenues globally and 1.5 million jobs in the U.S. directly related to or enabled by optics and photonics technologies. This includes numerous applications of lasers, computer chips, solar-energy panels, sensors, displays, and other technologies, in manufacturing, medicine, defense and security systems, lighting, bridge and highway structural analysis, and much more.

The technologies impact our lives in:

  • Communications, information processing and data storage
  • Consumer products
  • Defense and national security
  • Energy
  • Health and medicine
  • Nanotechnology
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Advanced photonic measurements and applications
  • Strategic materials for optics
  • Displays

Panel Discussion: Why an NPI?

Audience:    RRPC members, CEO’s and management;  economic development stakeholders; high technology
entrepreneurs and service professionals; investment professionals, CPA’s, attorneys,
economic & workforce development professionals.

3:00 – 3:30    Sign-in
3:30 – 5:30    Congresswoman Slaughter Remarks
3:30 – 5:30    Panel Discussion
5:30 – 6:30    Networking / refreshments


Friday, September 6, 2013: 
The Second Annual RRPC Golf Tournament

Friday, September 6, 2013
Ravenwood Golf Center
929 Lynaugh Rd, Victor, NY 14564

9:00 AM registration (range opens)
10:00 AM Shotgun Start
Lunch & Cocktail reception
$175 per person / $700 Foursome
Click here to Register for the Second Annual Golf Tournament

Space is limited for this event, so register early!

Do you consider yourself a stakeholder in New York's Optics, Photonics and Imaging Industry? 
Do you want to participate in charting the course of that industry in the future?  We hope you will
be able to join us at our 2013 Annual Meeting and make your voice heard.

New York, and particularly the Rochester region have long enjoyed a strategic regional advantage
in Optics, Photonics and Imaging (OPI).  Can that advantage be sustained and consistently grown
through innovation, competition and a well-trained workforce?  Join us for a discussion of these
issues at the RRPC  / New York Photonics Annual Meeting.  If you consider New York's Optics, Photonics & Imaging Industry vital to our state's future, this event is for you.

Register Now For the Annual Meeting