Attention MSU Students and Faculty: Students must pay with an Index Number. Before starting the online form, please obtain this from your research advisor or supervisor.

Please note : Do not register if you have already submitted an abstract.


For the 2023 OpTeC Conference, we are honored to have the support of the MSU Vice-President for Research and Economic Development, Montana Photonics Industry Alliance (MPIA), OptoSigma, Shimadzu, The City of Bozeman, and Keysight Technologies.


Montana State University




Montna Photonics Industry Alliance

OptoSigma   Shimadzu

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  Keysight Technologies

About the Conference

The 2022 Optical Technology Center Conference saw:

  • 17 Research Presentations
  • 32 Research Posters
  • 11 Local and National Optics Companies
  • 100 Attendees

The event is an annual optical science and engineering conference where undergraduate and graduate students, research staff, and faculty report on recent developments in optics at Montana State University and companies share new developments in industry. After a day of oral presentations, a highlight of the meeting is always the evening catered poster session that includes many local and regional businesses.


Below is the general format of the 2023 OpTeC Conference agenda. Please view a sample agenda here: 2022 OpTeC Conference Agenda

8:00 am

Check-in & Refreshments

8:15 am

Welcome Remarks

8:20 – 10:00 am

Oral Presentations

10:00 – 10:30 am

Break & Refreshments

10:30 – 12:10 pm

Oral Presentations

12:10 – 1:10 pm

Lunch break

1:10 – 2:50 pm

Oral Presentations

2:50 – 3:20 pm

Break & Refreshments

3:20 – 5:00 pm

Oral Presentations by Industry

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Poster & Vendor/Industry Session 

Previous Conferences

The 2020 annual meeting was held on Thursday, 29 October 2020 via Webex.

2019 OpTeC Conference Agenda (sponsored by OptoSigma Corp.)

Please see the OpTeC photo album for pictures from previous OpTeC-sponsored events