Profs. Francis Berghmans and Hugo Thienpont from the B-PHOT team will be chairing PHOTONICS EUROPE 2012, the largest technical symposium on photonics in Europe. The symposium will host 18 parallel conferences, covering the technical areas of Micro/Nano Technologies, Disruptive Organic and BioPhotonics, Highly Integrated and Functional Photonic Components, Advances in Laser and Amplifier Technologies, and Photonics in Industrial Applications. The convention will feature key-note speakers on cutting-edge research in photonics, more than 1500 presentations, and an innovation village for young entrepreneurs. Mark your agendas and join us at the Square Conference Centre in Brussels from 16-20 April 2012. The call for papers can be downloaded here. Further information is available at http://spie.org/x12290.xml .