ETOP 2023


I would encourage teachers of all levels to attend ETOP.  There are so many varied careers in optics and photonics and the only way to build this work forces is by starting with high school teachers.  By attending ETOP, teachers will build an awareness of opportunities available for themselves and their students and build a network of resources.”

Enter To Receive Free Photonics Kit

Help us celebrate the International Day of Light and you could receive a Free Space Optical Communications Kit.  

The kit contains a speaker, microphone, breadboard, resistor, LEDs, and wires.  Demonstrate how sound can be turned into light, sent across open space, and then back into sound again.  Also includes lesson plans and demonstration suggestions.  Kits are sent to the first 40 teachers who sign up, one kit per teacher.


We ask that you demonstrate this kit to your students on or about May 16, 2023.  



Plus we have more activities that you can demonstrate.  Download the free book here.

Share your pictures and activities on social media using #LightDay2023 and #ETOP2023

Kits sponsored by IEEE Photonics.

Attend ETOP for Free

Participants at ETOP 2017

Are you uber-interested in learning more about education in optics and photonics and want to meet industry professionals, researchers, and college and university instructors?  ETOP is for you!

We are awarding 6 complimentary registrations ($395 value) for the ETOP conference in Cocoa Beach, May 15-18.  Teacher attendees have access to all conference activities and social events.  

Plus you will join an important network of professionals promoting optics and photonics as a career!

Sign up for a chance to receive a complimentary registration.  We will notify those selected by April 3.   Deadline to enter is March 27, 2023