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SOA AGM and Annual Dinner 19th October 2016
Technology Scotland, in association with the Scottish Optoelectronics Association, is pleased to invite you to the 2016 SOA AGM & Annual Dinner at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow.
We are particularly honoured to have Professor Sheila Rowan, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Scottish Government, as our Key Note Speaker for the evening.
Professor Rowan will cover a variety of topics, including her ground-breaking work on gravitational waves and her new role as Scotland’s Chief Scientific Advisor.
In addition to hearing Professor Rowan, guests will enjoy a selection of canapes, a 3 course dinner with wine, and an excellent networking opportunity in a fabulous location.
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About the SOA
Founded in 1994, the Scottish Optoelectronics Association (SOA) is the 3rd oldest national photonics association in the world and one of the largest technology communities in Scotland.
The SOA, now under the umbrella of Technology Scotland, is a community for all photonics enabled organisations in Scotland, and counts, SMEs, OEMs, academic organisations, and individuals as members.
As a founding member of the International Optoelectronics Association (IOA) the SOA has links to similar photonics bodies locally, nationally and internationally, making its reach and influence truly global.
About Technology Scotland
Technology Scotland is the leading cluster organisation for industry, academia, and other institutes engaged in the Key Enabling Technology (KET) sector in Scotland including photonics, advanced materials, electronics, nanotechnology, and advanced manufacturing.
Formed in response to industry demands, Technology Scotland is the representative body for KET organisations in Scotland, blending diverse technology interests, and providing the enabling technology community with an independent voice.
Key Note Speaker: Sheila Rowan, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Scottish Government.
Professor Sheila Rowan, is Director of the Institute for Gravitational Research at the University of Glasgow, and was recently appointed as the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Scottish Government.
An award-winning experimental physicist, Professor Rowan contributed to the detection of gravitational waves, one of the most high-profile scientific breakthroughs in recent times.
The finding has been hailed as "the biggest scientific breakthrough" of the century by scientists who said that it was even more significant than the Higgs Boson and marked the "birth of gravitational astronomy".
Professor Rowan was made an MBE for services to science in the Queen's Birthday Hours list in 2011 and has published more than 150 articles in refereed journals.
Tickets for the SOA AGM & Annual Dinner are now available to purchase.
Premium Members of Technology Scotland are eligible to purchase tickets at a discounted rate.
Premium Members £55 (exc VAT)
Full price ticket £75 (exc VAT)
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