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canPOM 2021

The second canPOM conference, hosted virtually on November 4th, 2021, was a great success! Thank you to everyone who attended, presented, and sponsored the event.

Poster Fair:
The Poster Fair is a chance for participants to share their latest and greatest scientific results with a wide audience of photonics researchers from across Canada. This will be hosted online via Gather. New this year, presenters will be invited to submit a short video summary of their work, to attract people to their booth!
Panel Discussion:
During the Panel Discussion, you will hear about the diverse career paths open to photonics students, how our panelists arrived at their careers, what is happening in their field today, and where they see the future of their field going.
Skills Exchange:
The Skills Exchange will give you an opportunity to learn soft and technical skills relevant to photonics students via engaging long-form presentations. For this special event, we have four presenters who will share their expertise on and passion for their topics – which are relevant across sub-disciplines of photonics.
Schedule (all times in EDT)Program
12pm -12:10pmOpening Remarks
12:10pm-2:20pmPoster Fair:
We have over 40 virtual poster presentations, where you can learn about cutting-edge research and network with others in the photonics community.
2:20pm-2:30pmCoffee break
2:30-3:30pmPanel Discussion:
Sarah Lukes, CEO, Agile Focus Designs
Farhad Khosravi, Scientist, 1QBit
Jennifer Erskine, Scientist, Quantum Valley Ideas Lab
Christian Reimer, Head of Product, HyperLight
3:30pm-3:45pmCoffee break
3:45pm-5:50pmSkills Exchange:
(3:45-4:15pm) Kaustubh Vyas, Ph.D. Student, University of Ottawa
Introduction to semiconductor device nanofabrication (from fab to lab)

(4:15-4:45pm) Leanne Dias, R&D Engineer, Ansys Lumerical
Introduction to the integrated photonics ecosystem

(4:50-5:20pm) Frédéric Venne, Patent Agent, ROBIC
Patenting light

(5:20-5:50pm) Mikhail Kats, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Twitter and other online adventures for scientists
5:50pm-6:00pmClosing remarks