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Colorado Photonics Short Course

Boulder, CO | December  5-10, 2022


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.

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 attending so see his  research from LLE is presented along with a mention in a paper presentation from ELI Beamlines.

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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. We look forward to the next conference coming up in September located in Rochester!


Photonics West 2023

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

Dr. Oliver and Marcy are off to attend Photonics West at the end of the January! It is Vacuum Innovations first time attending the conference to get a feel for the convention before exhibiting in the future. Register for Photonics West here!

SVC TechCon 2023

Washington D.C  | May 6-11, 2023

TechCon 2023, hosted by SVC will be taking place May 6 - 11 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland. President/Owner James Oliver has been asked to  be an invited speaker and teach a full day course on the Manufacture of a Precision Evaporative Coating. Come visit us at the exhibit in booth #222! For more information and to register visit

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

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