The 2021 Optical Technology Center is scheduled for Thursday, October 21, 2021. This is an annual optical science and engineering conference where undergraduate and graduate students, research staff, and faculty report on recent developments in optics at Montana State University and companies share new developments in industry. After a day of oral presentations, a highlight of the meeting is always the evening catered poster session that includes many local and regional businesses.


if the COVID-19 situation allows, the 2021 annual meeting will be held as an in-person event (with masks for increased safety) on October 21, 2021 at Inspiration Hall in Norm Asbjornson Hall (enter at the east end of the third floor) on the MSU campus. We will monitor the pandemic situation carefully and adjust to a virtual event if needed. 


The finalized 2021 OpTeC Conference agenda is available as a PDF download

7:45 am

Check-in & Refreshments

8:00 am

Welcome Remarks

8:10 – 10:10 am

Oral Presentations

10:10 – 10:30 am

Break & Refreshments

10:30 – 12:10 pm

Oral Presentations

12:10 – 1:20 pm

Lunch break

1:20 – 2:40 pm

Oral Presentations

2:40 – 3:00 pm

Break & Refreshments

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Oral Presentations

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Poster & Vendor/Industry Session (Not Catered)

WebEx Simulcast

Oral presentations will be simulcast via WebEx:

COVID Safety Measures

  • Masks will be required at the event and will be available if attendees do not have one.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for use at conference hall entrances.
  • Spaced apart seating will be encouraged.
  • Refreshments will not be served during the Poster & Vendor/Industry Session. The omission of refreshments during this session will allow mingling and interacting while wearing masks.

Vendor/Industry Session

If your company wants a small display at the Poster & Vendor/Industry Session, please get in touch with us at

Previous Conferences

The 2020 annual meeting was held on Thursday, 29 October 2020 via Webex.

2019 Optec Conference Agenda (sponsored by OptoSigma Corp.)

Please see the OpTeC photo album for pictures from previous OpTeC-sponsored events