Next July the first Iberoamerican Optics Meeting (Reunión Iberoamericana de Óptica – Reunião Iberoamericana de Óptica, RIAO) will take place in Porto, Portugal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There, in parallel, will be held the Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, ETOP 2013.
The RIAO/OPTILAS meeting has steadily grown establishing itself as the major scientific meeting in optics and photonics in Iberoamerica. It has been a privileged forum for friendly intense committed discussions and sharing of ideas and experiences in the field of optics and photonics and the establishment of so many sound and long lasting cooperation and personal relationships among Iberoamerican institution and optics researchers and colleagues all over the world.
Twenty one years later the Iberoamerican Optics meeting returns to the Iberian Peninsula! Portugal and the city of Porto will proudly welcome the VIII Reunión Iberoamericana de Óptica / XI Reunión Iberoamericana de Óptica, Láseres y Aplicaciones (RIAO/OPTILAS 2013) to be held at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, July 22 to 26, 2013.
In order to facilitate the participation of students and young scientists from south and Central America (Iberoamericas and countries where optics development requires special support) scholarships and other financial support is available (early application is advised).
For a whole week, it will have round tables where the following topics: “Optics and Photonics Industry and entrepreneurship” and “Women and Optics”. Besides, speakers will offer training courses, demonstrations and discussion forums will be conducted; a technical exhibition, and will have a free space for research laboratories, universities and associations for Optics and Photonics, who wish to present and promote their work and future activities.