Corporate Member Appreciation Event
Featuring Exhibits by OSSC Corporate Members
To thank our OSSC Corporate Members for their continuing support, the OSSC is delighted to offer free exhibit table space to showcase your organization. Sign-up On-Line at www.ossc.org.
Exhibits and networking begin at 6pm
Dinner at 7pm, $30 (free for OSSC student members)
Keynote address at 8pm
Keynote Address: Scale to Thrive?
Consolidation in the
Laura S. Marshall, Managing Editor and Karen
A. Newman, Group Publisher
Photonics Spectra, BioPhotonics,
EuroPhotonics, and photonics.com
Abstract: The economy grew tremendously in 2010, according to leaders of companies
in all areas of photonics
– lasers, optics, imaging and more – who report high expectations that this
growth will continue, especially in industrial sectors. Several major companies
faced consolidations in the past year, merging with or acquiring other companies,
and some key players feel that this consolidation will help the industry
maneuver even faster, delivering innovation and sparking even further growth in
the years to come. We’ll take a look at the health of the photonics community
overall, and the drivers behind recent consolidations in the industry.
About our speakers: Prior to joining Photonics
Media, Laura Marshall was the senior editor of special projects and the
editorial designer at The Berkshire Eagle as well as production manager for the
paper’s Berkshires Week magazine. Before that, she was an editor/webmaster at
Thomson West Publishing in Rochester, N.Y. Laura went to grad school to study
linguistics, but the lure of journalism proved too powerful to resist.
Karen Newman has enjoyed a career in business-to-business publishing, covering the
ups, downs and consolidations
in a range of industries including acoustical construction, endodontics,
cosmetic chemistry and the
beauty industry, packaging and photonics. Karen always knew she wanted to study
journalism and work in
publishing, and apart from two semesters of accounting
(because it sounded practical), she has done just that.
UC Irvine University Club
801 East Peltason, Irvine, CA 92697
Exhibitor contact: Charles Gaugh, 626-962-5181
Dinner registration contact: Brent Bergner, 949-260-9900, x33
Hosted by the Hosted by the OSA Student Chapter at UC Irvine.