CPIA Quarterly Meetings

Held at a Colorado company, these afternoon meetings include networking, a speaker of timely interest, and a tour of the facility.
Members & Students can attend at no charge, All others $25


Annual Meeting

The fall quarterly meeting each year has a unique agenda where we focus on the photonics research being performed in our Colorado Universities.  It also includes the annual Student Poster Contest where grad students present their research to judges from local companies. Students are judged on their ability to describe their project to someone outside their specific field and convince them of the need for their work.


At our annual meetings, CPIA has traditionally presented a Colorado Photonics Company of the Year award along with other awards that recognize innovation, service, volunteers and founders. See the list of previous award recipients.

CPIA Technical Classes

Technical short courses feature highly qualified instructors in a half-day, one-day or two-day format with discounted registration for CPIA members.


CPIA Seminars

Seminars are two-hour training sessions on various topics with local experts as speakers. Past topics include patenting issues, grant opportunities, successful trade show tips, and sales strategies for technical products.


Special Events

Special events provide the opportunity for more social networking and may include a well-known speaker, reception, or dinner. Interested in sponsoring, hosting or presenting? Please contact CPIA.


Upcoming CPIA Events

February Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 3:30 pm
High Precision Devices, Inc.
At Their New Gunbarrel Facility
Meet the Colorado company that enabled last year’s Nobel Prize in physics by providing a key component in the device that proved Albert Einstein’s gravitational wave theory. High Precision Devices, or HPD, has come a long way since 1993 when it had just two employees in a 2,000 square foot space.

Register here

May Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Particle Measuring Systemsin Boulder, CO
Stay tuned for details and registration

August Quarterly Meeting

KMLabs, Inc.in Boulder, CO
Stay tuned for details and registration



Other Upcoming Events and Activities

SPIE Smart Structures +
Nondestructive Evaluation
March 4-8, 2018
Denver, CO


Aerospace Day at the Colorado State Capitol
Join Colorado Space Roundtable (CSBR) and others for a full day of networking and dialogue with our Colorado Legislators discussing how they can effectively support aerospace in our state.

Monday, March 19, 2018
Colorado State Capitol
200 E. Colfax
Denver, CO 80203