LSI aims to attract leading innovators, technologists
The Light and Sound Interactive Conference kicks off this week. A collaborative experience, LSI showcases the region’s areas of expertise in innovation, imaging, and optics.
Program tracks are optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI); cinema; music and audio; gaming and interactive media; augmented and virtual reality; and the Department of Defense. LSI is presented by the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, Empire State Development, and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, among other organizations.
The goal of the conference is to attract leading technologists and innovators from national high-tech companies to Rochester for collaboration on the future of light- and sound-based technologies, applications, and emerging industries. The participant list also includes artists and musicians, content creators, entrepreneurs, investors, economic development professionals, government representatives, and enthusiasts.
The event includes guest speakers from Facebook, Microsoft, the Department of Defense, and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, as well as demonstrations from companies including Bose, Harman, and Amazon. Facebook is inviting to the conference key influencers from around the country who will remain in town after the event for a Facebook summit, “Facebook Optics and Display Academic Research Forum.” Aligned with the conference, AIM Photonics is hosting a meeting of members representing several Fortune 500 companies.
The conference will be in downtown Rochester June 25 to 27, culminating with Luminate NY’s Demo Day.