The students of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration and Advanced Data Storage (CDT PIADS) are thrilled to welcome the invited to our annual conference, the Conclave 2017. This year it will be held in Belfast, UK, at the Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast from June 21-22. The Conclave is the annual showcase of our research and activities, but also an event where we hope to bring together our industrial and academic collaborators, as well as all student and staff. It’s an event where you can not only interact with the CDT, but also make new connections with our other partners. The 21st June features an introduction and overview of the CDT, and focuses on our industrial collaborations and partners, such as Seagate Technology, IQE and CST. This day will feature a keynote presentation from Hans Mulders from FEI. Additionally, both existing cohorts of PhD students will be showcasing their activities. The second day, 22nd June, focuses more on our academic connections. We are delighted to announce our main keynote speaker as Professor Beverley J Inkson from the University of Sheffield. She is a Professor of Nanostructured Materials, Director of the Sheffield NanoLAB/RCUK Basic Technology Programme in Nanorobotics, as well as Chair of the UK NanoFIB network. We would appreciate it if you could confirm your attendance by registering here, emailing our External Engagement Manager Caryn Hughes (email@example.com), as soon as convenient and before Friday 28th April. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. We are very excited about the Conclave and we truly hope to see you there.