National Optics Congress on 30/11 – 1/12

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We are proud to invite you to the National Optics Congress 2022 in Aarhus. This year the Danish Optical Society (DOPS), Laserlab and Center for Anvendt Fotonik (CAF) have joined forces to deliver a unique two day experience in Aarhus for everyone working with optics and photonics.

The event will take place on November 30th-December 1st at Navitas on the harbor front.

On the evening of the 30th we will be hosted by ARoS in their rooftop restaurant for a social evening with subsequent entertainment and access to the rainbow panorama.

Expand Your Professional Network

The event will focus on networking and knowledge sharing amongst researchers and engineers from industry and academia.

Share Your Work

We encourage everyone to bring posters showing your work and If you wish to share your work in the form of a poster or a talk please make sure to write a short abstract (no more than 200 words) and submit when you sign up and indicate whether you would like to be offered to present your work as a talk during the conference. The abstract must be submitted before October 28th end of day.

The poster must be in the A0-format in portrait orientation.

Free Transport from Copenhagen and Odense

Do you need to go from Odense or Copenhagen? We will arrange for buses to take everyone who wishes from Copenhagen and Odense to and from Aarhus, free of charge, just let us know when you sign up. This offer expires on Friday October 28th.

For departure schedule and pick-up please see here

Free All-Inclusive offer for students

If you are a student, we will further arrange for housing during the conference at a hostel in downtown Aarhus, free of charge for students only. Offer expires on Friday October 28th.

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As per usual we have a number of awards during the conference, including a poster award, the DOPS junior award and the DOPS senior award. Nominations for the junior and senior awards should be sent to Read more about the awards here DOPS award | Danish Optical Society

Keynote Speakers

Victoria Birkedal

Associate Professor at Department of Chemistry Aarhus University (Denmark)

Frédéric Grillot

Professor at Télécom Paris (France) & the University of New-Mexico (USA)

Thomas Udem

Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (Germany)

You can read the speakers biography and abstracts for their talks here: This Years Keynote Speakers

Invited Speakers

– Raheleh Hosseinian, Product Development Engineer (PTA Production) at Ibsen Photonics

– Henning Lysdal, VP Photonics Architecture at NVIDIA

– Rasmus Kjær, Sr. Project Manager at 3Shape

Panel Discussion

This year we will two panel discussions on the program.

Current trends in funding. What scientists need to consider in the coming years.

Peter Balling

Chairman of the Research Council for Technology and Production at Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF)

Morten Bache

Scientific Director at Novo Nordisk Foundation

Jens Peter Vittrup

Senior Adviser at Innovation Fund Denmark

David Lundbek Egholm

Vice Dean for Research at Aarhus University

Niels Hersoug

Head of the INCOM project at DTU and CEO at Sparrow Quantum

Panel discussion – Ph.D. to CEO

This panel will be organized by Optica and EPS and feature CEOs from danish optics start-ups to discuss what it takes to go from PhD to CEO.



Event Information

Date: November 30th -December 1st 2022
Venue: Navitas, Inge Lehmanns Gade 10, 8000 Aarhus C
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Ticket price (includes 1-year membership of DOPS): 750 DKK
PhD Students: 200 DKK
Students: Free
Conference dinner (optional): 250 DKK

Note: We send the invoices after the event unless instructed otherwise. If you need to receive your invoice sooner, please sign-up and let us know by emailing us at


Show off your products at the exhibition. You can book your space when signing up for the annual meeting or you can contact DOPS to learn more. Space is limited so first come first serve. An exhibition space costs 3500 DKK.

Attending Companies


We have arranged with the Scandic The Mayor and Scandic Aarhus City for a discount during the days of the conference. You can read more here.


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