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, Keysight Technologies, and the Montana Department of Commerce.


Montana State University




Montna Photonics Industry Alliance

OptoSigma   Shimadzu

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  Keysight Technologies
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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. A printable version of the agenda is available for download here: 2023 OpTeC Conference Agenda 

8:00 am

Check-in & Refreshments

8:20 am

Welcome Remarks

8:30 – 10:10 am

Oral Presentations

10:10 – 10:40 am

Break & Refreshments

10:40 – 12:00 pm

Oral Presentations

12:00 – 1:10 pm

Lunch break

1:10 – 3:10 pm

Oral Presentations

3:10 – 3:40 pm

Break & Refreshments

3:40 – 6:00 pm

Oral Presentations by Industry

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Poster & Vendor/Industry Session 

Previous Conferences

2022 OpTeC Conference Agenda

2020 OpTeC Conference Adenda 

2019 OpTeC Conference Agenda 

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