ETOP (Education and Training in Optics & Photonics) is a biennal conference that brings together educators from around the world to share information about the practice of teaching optics at all levels. The teaching of optics and photonics, critical fields at the core of today's world-wide technological infrastructure, must continually be upgraded and renewed in order to meet the growing demands of research, science & industry. It is the goal of this international conference to bring together leading optics and photonics educators from all levels and orientations to discuss, demonstrate and learn about new developments and approaches to teaching in these fields.

Typical session topics include :
  • Education and technological education in optics and photonics (geometrical optics, electromagnetic optics, quantum optics, biomedical optics, integrated optics, diffractive optics, software for teaching, Computer assisted learning)
  • Technician Training and laboratory materials for demonstrations,
  • Training and continuing education in collaboration with industry (Entrepreneurship for optics and photonics, student projects in optics and photonics, Olympiads, …)
  • New pedagogical methods, tools and models for education in optics & photonics
  • Curriculum development laboratories for optics and photonics education
  • Education and training for inter and multidisciplinary applications. Optics curricula in biomedical optics, micro and nanotechnology and other emerging fields.

Proceedings of ETOP

All past proceedings of ETOP conferences are available as PDFs online. For free PDFs of the papers presented at previous ETOP conferences click on : spie.org/etop

Apply to Host a Future ETOP Conference

The ETOP conference takes place every two years and it is the aim of the sponsors to make this critical information equally available to both developed and developing countries. In order to ensure world-wide participation, the sponsors (ICO, LEOS, SPIE and OSA) welcome and encourage their chapters, affiliated bureaus, sections and other interested organizations to apply to host future ETOP conferences. To download an ETOP application form click on : Application to Host ETOP

ETOP 2012 will be followed from : Saturday 31 March to Tuesday 3 April 2012 by an EOS conference organized with Tunisian Society of Optics: « 1st EOS Topical meeting on photonics for sustainable Development-Focus on the Mediterranean PSDM2012 »

Thanks to our sponsors
International Commision for Optics SPIE Optical Society of America IEEE  LEOS

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