Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Join OP-TEC at HI-TEC 2009

OP-TEC is a strong supporter of the FPC and our efforts to develop technician training programs. Since OP-TEC is serving as an Executive Producer of this year’s High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC), scheduled for July 19-22, 2009, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, the FPC is helping publicize the event.

HI-TEC offers a wealth of practical information to help technicians further develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities, while providing valuable networking opportunities. HI-TEC workshops allow technicians to gain hands-on experience with current and emerging technologies, while conference sessions and keynotes provide an up-close look at the ever-advancing tools, training demands, and recent developments in emerging and converging technology fields.

OP-TEC will be hosting a pre-conference workshop and conference session and will be exhibiting in the Technology Showcase. OP-TEC’s pre-conference workshop, Enhancing Technician Employment Opportunities in Photonics-Enabled Technologies, will describe photonics, the technical fields enabled by photonics and the curricula and courses needed for employment in these high-demand areas. Photonics retraining programs and courses for technicians employed in other fields will also be described. OP-TEC will also be participating in two renewable energy sessions - Technician Roles in Renewable Energy Fields and Technician Roles in Energy Conservation.

HI-TEC also explores emerging and converging fields including: advanced manufacturing; agricultural and environmental; biotechnology and chemical; engineering; information and security; learning and evaluation; micro- and nanotechnologies; and, optics and photonics!

To learn more about this conference, view the program or register online, please visit

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us! We hope to see you at HI-TEC 2009!

Dan Hull
Executive Director
OP-TEC: National Center for Optics and Photonics Education
324B Kelly Drive
Waco, TX 76710
Office: 254-741-8338 (x332)
Fax: 254-399-6581

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