Symposium Univ Bordeaux

ETOP 2015 / Education and Training in Optics and Photonics / 29 june - 2 july 2015

Education and Training in Optics & Photonics (ETOP)

ETOP is a biennial conference that brings together educators from around the world to share information about the practice of teaching optics at all levels. The teaching of optics and photonics, critical fields at the core of today's world-wide technological infrastructure, must continually be upgraded and renewed in order to meet the growing demands of research, science and industry. 

It is the goal of this international conference to bring together leading optics and photonics educators from all levels and orientations to discuss, demonstrate and learn about new developments and approaches to teaching in these fields. Through presentations, panel discussions, workshops and exhibits, it is the intent of this conference to inform professors, students, teachers and professional trainers on how to teach optics and photonics for the future.

ETOP addresses topics at the pre-college, technician and two-year, four-year and graduate-equivalent levels. 


  • Tools for photonics education (kits, laboratory training materials…)
  • Digital technologies in education (softwares, computer assisted learning)
  • 3D virtual reality in optics and photonics
  • Curriculum development laboratories
  • Training and continuing education
  • Industry needs driven curriculum development
  • Education and training for multidisciplinary education
  • International cooperation and co-development in education and training
  • Metric and evaluation of education and training

ETOP’ 2015 is collocated and will run in parallel way with the LAPHIA annual symposium. LAPHIA is the cluster of excellence of Bordeaux university for laser sciences.