II International Congress "Lasers and Photonics"

The II International Congress "Lasers and Photonics" is a unique event, bringing together leading scientists in the area of laser physics and photonics from all around the world as well as researchers, engineers, and students, who wish to keep abreast of the latest trends in science and technology. The Congress will include various types of events, from symposium and international conferences to summer schools and exhibition. Registration for one of the Congress events allows access as a listener in other events of the II International Congress "Lasers & Photonics" 2018 without any extra fees. 

The list of Congress events is as follows: 

  • 18th International Conference on Laser Optics ICLO 2018 
  • Annual International Conference "Days on Diffraction" 
  • 13th International Symposium on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials
  • PCNSPA Conference 2018 - Photonic Colloidal Nanostructures: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications 
  • Doctoral Summer School on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials 
  • School for Young Scientists "Advanced Photonic Materials"
  • Exhibition "Lasers and Photonics"

ITMO University

At ITMO University, we love science, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Founded in 1900 in St.Petersburg, Russia, it’s home to over 14,300 students and bears the status of “National Research University.” Our focus is on training elite professionals and tackling some of the world’s top scientific and educational
challenges in IT, Photonics, Robotics, Quantum Technologies, Translational Medicine, Art & Science, Urban Studies and Science Communication.

The 14 international research centers generate advanced knowledge and bring top innovative ideas to the market through an established system of R&D support.

Our student team is the only seven-time world champion of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. Teams from around the world hone their programming skills at our ITMO World Champions Programming School.

In the heart of St. Petersburg, ITMO University is steps away from world-famous museums, theaters and cultural sights.

It’s More than a University!


Saint Petersburg

St. Petersburg is the northern capital of Russia, the largest industrial center and an innovative hub. Thanks to over 100 universities that serve over 430,000 students, it is also traditionally considered the educational center of Russia.

There is no better place for the II International Congress “Lasers and Photonics" 2018: In terms of culture and history, St.Petersburg is the most european city of Russia and one of host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, its Pulkovo Airport (LED) offers good air connections and the city today is rich in scientific, educational and innovative potential.

Explore the treasures of the Hermitage and get a bird’s eye view of the city from the dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Experience the splendor of Imperial Russia at the golden fountains of Peterhof. Take a boat ride along the granite-clad canals and feel the air of the city that once inspired great Russian writers and scientists. Discover the once lost and regained treasure of the Amber Room in Pushkin Royal Palace. Enjoy the atmosphere of Saint Petersburg that Dostoevsky, Pushkin, Gogol and Tolstoy were enchanted with. Feel yourself a local, trotting the streets that Mikhail Lomonosov, Leonhard Euler, Dmitri Mendeleev, Lev Landau and Pyotr Kapitsa once walked. Treat yourself to the amazing performances at Mariinsky Theater.

We are confident that you will find something special and unique about Saint Petersburg. And it will always remain in your wonderful memories of the city of White Nights.