January 2016


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Newsletter January 2016

APOMA Annual MeetingAPOMA Annual Meeting
Wednesday, February 17 | 8:30am
The Intercontinental Hotel, San Francisco

Hear from the board at the Annual Meeting about our plans from the coming year. Board members recently re-elected to serve another term include:

Jim Sydor - Secretary
Walt Czajkowski - Treasurer
Chris Ghio - Associate Member
John Greivenkamp - Academic Member

Join us at the Intercontinental, just around the corner from the Moscone Center at 888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Are you ready for Photonics West 2016?

SPIE Photonics West is the #1 laser, photonics, and biomedical optics conference with 20,000 attendees, two exhibitions, over 1,250 exhibiting companies, 70 special events, and 4,800 papers. This is your opportunity to participate in the premier technical event and marketplace for the photonics, biophotonics, and laser industry.

This year's event runs from February 13-18 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Register before January 29 to receive discounted rates.

Call for papers: 2016 Fall workshop

After a successful year in 2014, we are looking forward to our next workshop in Tucson. The 2016 event will take place in November of next Fall.

While planning is well underway for the workshop, we invite all members who wish to submit an educational paper to provide a topic and brief abstract. As a workshop focused on fabrication, papers discussing how to build an operational and technical edge within companies will primarily be considered.

Watch for future emails regarding event details and registration information.

Thank you to all who submit their work and we look forward to seeing you in Tucson!

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Member Spotlight

Apre Instruments seeks opportunities to innovate and advance optical test metrology and looks to connect with people who want to do the same. Their business capabilities include upgrading interferometers, designing and developing OEM interferometer software, and providing custom interferometer design and development services. With each of their services, they aim to increase productivity and lower risk. Apre strives to do work that enables the industry to confidently manufacture increasingly complex components to the required tolerances.

Apre Instruments

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