Professional Development Event
The Great Career Showdown! An Exploration of Careers in Optics and Photonics
30 January 2024 • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Community Stage, (Level 2 West) 


Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Great Career Showdown! An Exploration of Careers in Optics and Photonics
Location: Moscone Center, Community Stage, (Level 2 West)

Be the live studio audience at the Showdown to ask questions of panelists representing diverse career stages. Learn about their career-path choices using a fun and interactive gameshow format.

Host
Cory Boone, Technical Marketing Manager at Edmund Optics

Contestants
Jessica Wade, Ph.D., Research Fellow at Imperial College
Kate Medicus, Ph. D., Chief Executive Officer at Ruda Optical
Dan Christensen, Ph.D., Global Sales Manager - Life Science OEM, Lumencor, Inc.
Cather Simpson, Ph. D., CEO, Orbis Diagnostics, Partner, Pacific Channel, Professor of Physics & Chemical Sciences at University of Auckland


Intended Audience
This event is open to all attendees, including exhibition-only attendees. No advance registration is required. Students and those in their early career may find this event especially valuable.