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All technical presentations are by carefully chosen invited speakers to ensure scientific quality and relevance. The sessions are designed to be highly inter-disciplinary to stimulate new ideas and to provoke in-depth discussions. The conference format (with free afternoons, meals together, and extended late-evening social times) grants participants substantial opportunities for engaging speakers to further explore their key concepts. The moderate conference size (limited by facilities to about 150 participants) and the IDRC tradition of open communication among scientists further contribute to forging new professional relationships, collaborations, and friendships.

This year, in addition to the annual poster presentation session, in both student and experienced categories, there will be a technical session dedicated to presentations by students and emerging scientists. We want the best new ideas, research and applications to be presented to the NIRS community. 

July 29, Sunday Morning Short Course 
              Sunday Evening The Future of NIRS
Student and Professional Research Poster Competition
 July 30, Monday Morning Diffuse R vs Diffuse T; What’s the Choice 
              Monday Evening Enhanced Vendor Showcase
Student and Professional Research Poster Competition
 July 31, Tuesday Morning Solving Problems in Industrial Networks 
              Tuesday Evening Software Shootout Competition
Data Standards and Calibration Guidelines 
 August 1, Wednesday Morning Leading Edge – Young Scientists and Student Research
                 Wednesday Evening Awards Banquet with Speaker 
 August 2, Thursday Morning Hyperspectral Imaging and Remote Sensing