Typical session topics include :
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.
Thanks to our sponsors
Proceedings of ETOP
- 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.
All past proceedings of ETOP conferences are available as PDFs online.
For free PDFs of the papers presented at previous ETOP conferences click on :
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 »