Symposium Dinner

The Symposium Dinner will take place on the evening of Wednesday 22nd March. Tickets are available here and cost £50+VAT per head. This includes a 3-course meal with red and white wine at the table. There will be a Drinks Reception at 18:30 and guests will be invited to sit down for dinner at 19:15. AILU Awards will be presented after the meal (see below).

Banqueting Menu

~ Leek & potato soup, fennel cream & potato crisp
~ Duck leg confit, thyme & sea salt roasted new potatoes, seasonal vegetables, port & shallot jus*
~ Sticky toffee pudding, sticky toffee sauce
~ Tea & coffee

*There is a vegetarian/vegan option of Asparagus, roasted plum tomatoes & basil risotto for the main course, and other dietary requirements will be catered for. Please inform us of any allergies or dietary requirements on booking. Please note that if you have requested the vegetarian/vegan option this cannot be changed on the day.


Klein Zalze Chenin Blanc 2020, South Africa (white)
Eleve Pinot Noir 2020, France (red)


At each ILAS event, AILU presents prestigious and highly valued awards to selected individuals who have gone through the nomination and selection procedure.

  1. AILU INNOVATION AWARD. This will be presented to an individual or an organisation (from academia or from industry) that has developed a new method, application, device or product that has enabled a significant advance in laser or applications technology.
  2. AILU FELLOWSHIP AWARD. This award recognises an individual AILU member who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to the industrial use of lasers.
  3. AILU RISING STAR AWARD. This award is designed to help encourage people in the early stages of their career to develop their interests in laser technology and applications. The award is presented to an individual for a significant piece of work, which has led to real or potential economic gain for the parent organisation and that preferably has wider benefit for the industrial laser use community.

You can see previous award winners on the AILU website here.