The inaugural Quantum New Mexico Symposium is being held at The University of New Mexico later this month. Quantum New Mexico (QNM) is holding the in-person and virtual symposium Thursday, March 31 – Friday, April 1 in celebration of the new Quantum New Mexico Institute (QNM-I) and QNM Coalition.
The QNM Coalition is a statewide effort between multiple research institutions to establish New Mexico as a national hub for the rapidly growing field of Quantum Information Science and Technology. It’s a partnership between UNM, Sandia National Labs (SNL), and Los Alamos National Labs (LANL).
The event will mark the launch of QNM-I, a joint research and education institute lead by UNM and SNL which will create opportunities for workforce and economic development in New Mexico’s emerging Quantum Economy.
At the symposium, attendees will:
- Learn about the breadth and importance of quantum/QIST across New Mexico.
- Have the opportunity to network with stakeholders across research, education, and economic development.
- Take VIP Tours of UNM labs and resources.
A full schedule of events is below. The symposium is free and open to all, but RSVP is required to gain access to in-person and virtual sessions. Stakeholders from research and education, government, and industry are especially encouraged to attend. Email questions to QNM@unm.edu
Day 1: Launching QNMI
During the first day of the event, various in-person activities will be held in ballroom B of the Student Union Building at UNM:
8 a.m. – Breakfast Networking
8:30 a.m. – Welcome and Overview
9 a.m. – QIST and the Second Quantum Revolution: Why It Matters:
9:20 a.m. – NM is a Quantum State
10 a.m. – Break
10:15 a.m. – QNM-I Launch
10:40 a.m. – UNM Quantum Alumni Showcase
12 p.m. – Lunch Networking
1 p.m. – VIP Tours (PAIS/CINT/CHTM)
4 p.m. – Happy Hour Networking
Day 2: A Quantum Future for New Mexico
The second day of the event is being held in both the Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science Building (PAIS) and virtually:
8:30 a.m. – Small Group Networking in PAIS
9 a.m. – Welcome Recap and Overview
9:05 a.m. – QNM Coalition: New Mexico's Quantum Future
9:30 a.m. – Quantum Industry Spotlight
10:15 a.m. – Building a Quantum Economy
11:05 a.m. – Building a Quantum Ready Workforce
11:50 a.m. – Closing Ceremonies: How to Work With QNM