Photon08 is organised by the UK Consortium for Photonics and Optics – the UKCPO.  The UKCPO is the organisation that represents the national photonics and optics community: manufacturers, researchers, industry, universities and government.

Membership is open to all professional bodies, learned societies, trade organisations, industry cluster groups and all similar organisations with interests in photonics and optics.

Current members include the Institute of Physics, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Scottish Optoelectronics Association, the Welsh Optoelectronics Forum, the Photonics Cluster, the Fibre optic Industry Association, the UK Industrial Vision Association, the Association of Industrial Lasers Users, EPSRC and the DTI.

To find out more about UKCPO and their activities, please visit

 For details on how to become a member please contact UKCPO Secretary, Chris Gracie

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