Last month, the first nanofabPOM (Nanofabrication Photonics Online Meetup) took place. For those of you who presented or just showed up for listening, thanks for making this event a very successful one!
Most of the conferences focus on scientific results and there is usually little time left to discuss the fabrication challenges and new processes. The online conference Heidelberg Instruments hosted, together with B-PHOT Brussels Photonics | Vrije Universiteit Brussel, was a little different. We not only featured many diverse talks on the advances in the fabrication of photonics devices, but we also initiated an image contest and organized a Meet&Greet on Gather.Town, where participants from all over the world shared their hands-on experience and enjoyed the lively discussions.
More than 200 people from 33 countries participated in the conference, with the average attendance duration being 149 min!! A lot of attention, but also an impact on the environment. To offset that impact, for each participant who has completed at least one conference session, Heidelberg Instruments donated € 10 to the World Wildlife Fund. More than 80 participants have fulfilled this condition, and the sum for the donation was rounded up to € 1000!
Again, thank you very much for your participation and we look forward to seeing you next year!