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Advances in Optical Coating Technology Workshop - Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania | August 9th, 2023

Our next workshop was in Vilnius, Lithuania hosted by Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC). We were able to hold a smaller, more intimate workshop with about 20 individuals from companies in the Vilnius area to take a deeper look into uniformity, stress, and laser damage. During the workshop we took a tour of the new FTMC facility that houses various PhD studies, innovative research programs, and their new coating systems! We hope to hold the workshop in the future years back in Lithuania!

Advances in Optical Coating Technology Workshop - Scotland

Paisley, Scotland | August 1 - 2, 2023


Our very first workshop and make it international. We had a great time hosting the premiere  Advances in Optical Coating Technology workshop at the University of the West of Scotland. With about 50 attendees, 20 presentations, 15 student posters, and representation from about 30 companies, it was a very successful two-day event. Attendees were able to enjoy networking, dinner, and a whiskey tasting to wind down the busy days. We hope to hold another workshop in the upcoming years. If you are interested in holding a workshop at your facility feel free to reach out to for more information! 

Thank you Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) for hosting such a successful week in DC! Marcy & Dr. Oliver were able to bring a group of engineers to explore the exhibit and get a better understanding of other companies in the industry. We were so excited to have both of Jim's kids at the conference to promote the family business! See you next year in Chicago!

Washington D.C  | May 6-11, 2023

SVC TechCon 2023

Dr. Oliver and Head of Sales and Marketing Marcy Oliver had had a great time at Photonics West at the end of January. They were  able to meet with new customers and experience the huge exhibit SPIE put together. It was a very cool experience seeing so many optics and photonics companies from all over the world in one convention center. We are excited to announce we will be exhibiting next year at the show and hope to see you there!


San Francisco, CA | January 28- February 2nd, 2023

Photonics West 2023

Colorado Photonics Short Course


At the beginning of December, Dr. James Oliver and Sales and Marketing Specialist Marcy ventured out to Colorado to meet with some suppliers, potential customers, and so Dr. Oliver could teach at the Colorado Photonics Cluster.  Individuals from a variety of companies in the area came to learn about the basics of optical coatings. It was nice to meet new employees within industry  that were so eager to learn.

Boulder, CO | December  5-10, 2022

SPIE Laser Damage 2022

 Rochester, NY  | September 18-24, 2022

An intimate gathering of top engineers, scientist, researchers, and students that work with high-power, high-energy lasers. This year it is held in our neck of New York in Rochester. VI President James Oliver will be attended to see his  research from LLE presented along with a mention in a paper presentation from ELI Beamlines.


Optifab 2023

Rochester, NY  | October 16-19, 2023

Come join us at Optifab this October in the Rochester Riverside Convention Center for the largest optical manufacturing conference and exhibit in North America! Register here

OIC Conference 2022

Whistler, BC Canada  | June 19-24, 2022


At the end of June Jim and Marcy were able to travel to Whistler, Canada to attend Optica's Optical Interference Coating Conference in-person. Jim was able to teach a short course about Thin Film Uniformity in the beginning of the week and it was Marcy’s first tradeshow of her sales career. It was a great opportunity to see familiar faces from around the world and also meet new individuals interested in VI. This was the first time Vacuum Innovations was represented at an exhibit at OIC.

Photonics West 2024

San Francisco, CA  | January 30 - February 1, 2024

We are excited to be visiting San Francisco to attend Photonics West in January but this time with a booth! This year we will have a booth in the NY Cluster of the exhibit. Come visit us at booth #236!

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