Compute Acceleration Symposium

May 17, 2023, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sponsored by

Co-hosted by the University of Toronto and CMC Microsystems, this one-day symposium will include presentations from research experts and industrial leaders on one of the most important applications of photonics – computing.

This event is open to academics and industry and is also included with registration in the Actives Photonics Fabrication Workshop.


  • Bottlenecks and Acceleration in Compute
  • Photonics in Datacenters, Co-Packaged Optics
  • Photonic Neural Networks
  • Photonics for Quantum Computing


Time: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Location: Medical Sciences Building Room#: MS 3153
Address: 1 King’s College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 1A8

For more details, view the event page on the University of Toronto site.

Pricing and Registration

The registration fee is $25*, and the deadline is May 4, 2023, at 12 AM.

* Note: Attendees from the University of Toronto can register for free – contact Jessica Zhang at zhang@cmc.ca for assistance.

Travel and Accommodations

Participants make their own arrangements for travel and accommodations. Recommendations include 


In addition to the main sponsor University of Toronto, the Compute Accelerate Symposium is grateful to the following organizations for their support:

  • The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, U of T
  • The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, U of T
  • NTT Research
  • SCINTIL Photonics
  • Lightmatter
  • Xanadu Quantum Technologies
  • Oz Optics
  • Optica Student Chapter, U of T
  • SPIE Student Chapter, U of T
  • IEEE Toronto Section


If you have any comments or questions regarding the course content or registration, please contact Jessica Zhang at zhang@cmc.ca.


Course cancellations must be received in writing at least one (1) week before the beginning date of the course in question to receive a full refund of the registration fee. A cancellation made after the deadline will not receive a refund. CMC Microsystems makes no commitments on refunds for travel or accommodations.

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