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The show will also feature a number of additional presentations and workshops relevant to thevision industry, including:

  • FLIR Systems presentation of two speakers on the exhibition floor whose work epitomizes inventive applications of sensor systems in environmental protection and entertainment.
  • An all-symposium plenary presentation by Alan Shaffer, principal deputy to the assistant secretary for research and engineering at the Department of Defense, on the emerging research and engineering capabilities for next-generation warfighters.
  • A keynote address by William Chappell, deputy director of the Microsystems Technology Office at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
  • A strategic partnerships panel that explores the potential of industry, academic, and government collaboration in the pharmaceutical industry, as a significant user of optical sensing, and applicable across many other sectors
  • A technology-transfer workshop with representatives from U.S. government labs, the venture-capital community, and industry, focusing on technology commercialization for early-stage defense and homeland security applications with an emphasis on mid-IR technologies, led by Joseph Montemarano, executive director of the Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment Engineering Research Center at Princeton University
  • A commercial workshop that shows prospective entrepreneurs how new products make their way out of universities and federal labs, led by Stephen Auvil, senior vice president of technology transfer and commercialization at Maryland Technology Development Corp.

The following is our coverage of the companies that will be showcasing vision-related technologies at the exhibition:

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