Our events

Event management

One of the main activities of the Candela Foundation is the organization of events that support and help the development of young scientists and provide an opportunity to present the results of locally conducted scientific research projects to an international community. The Foundation organizes scientific conferences, workshops, summer schools and webinars.


The Foundation uses its experience in organizing international scientific events also as part of its business activity, organizing conferences not directly related to optics and photonics. Such activities enable the Foundation to raise funds for its statutory activity, which directly supports the optics and photonics community in Poland.

Optics and photonics conferences

CRATER 2023 – Conference on Recent Advances in Translational Eye Research
Datę: TBC
Place: TBC
Webpage: TBC
Organizers: International Centre for Translational Eye Research, Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Candela Foundation 
PKO’2022 – Polish Optical Conference
Date: 12-15 June 2022
Place: TBC
Webpage: konferencja-optyczna.pl
Oranisers: Candela Foundation, Optics Section – Polish Physical Society
PSAS2022 – International Conference on Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems
Date: 16-20 May 2022
Place: Centrum Nauk Biologiczno–Chemicznych, Warszawa
Webpage: psas.fuw.edu.pl
Oranisers: Candela Foundation, University of Warsaw
OPTO2022 – Warsaw
Datę: July 2022
Place: Warsaw
Webpage: opto.edu.pl
Organisers: TBC

Summer schools

Optica Siegman International School on Lasers 2022
Date: 25 June – 2 July 2022
Miejsce: European Centre for Geological Education UW, Chęciny
Webpage: Optica.org/siegmanschool
Organisers: Optica Foundation, University of Warsaw, Candela Foundation
MiniModes Photonics School 2021


Ion-Atom Workshop 2022
Date: 6-8  June 2022
Miejsce: Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw
Organisers: Candela Foundation. University of Warsaw


Should I stay or should I go? Akademia or industry? Career paths in optics and photonics

Datę: 2 September 2021
Place: online
Recording (in PL):  YouTube


International Conference “Eco-Forum 2021. Polish-German Green Deal?”

Datę: 16 November 2021
Place: online
Organiser: University of Wrocław
Webpage: ecoforum.uni.wroc.pl