Advanced Photonix, Inc. to Present Live at B. Riley Investor Conference: Ann Arbor-based Advanced Photonix Inc. (NYSE Amex: API) will present at the 12th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference in California next week. The conference is May 23-25 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. API Chairman and CEO Rick Kurtz will provide an overview of the company’s progress, including reported earnings, comparative financials, product overview, and growth strategies. A live Webcast of the presentation will be available at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, May 24, and will be archived for 90 days. The Webcast can be accessed from the Investor page at or at API will also participate in one-on-one meetings throughout the conference. API offers a broad selection of optoelectronic products to a global customer base. It provides optoelectronic hardware, high-speed optical receivers and terahertz instrumentation for telecom, homeland security, military, medical and industrial markets. More at

Dassault Systemes Offers Creative Designer Day: The engineering software firm Dassault Systemes has scheduled “Creative Designer Day, Concept to Class A” for Tuesday, May 24 at the Ford Conference and Event Center in Dearborn. There will be presentations from Harley-Davidson and Lawrence Technological University’s transportation design experts as well as hands-on sessions. This seminar will provide an overview of the CATIA Shape solutions — CATIA for Creative Designers and Surface Refinement — that enable a unified vehicle design and styling workflow from Concept to Class A. Students at Lawrence Tech using these tools have found that with minimal CATIA training, they can develop vehicle  concept  and  complete surfacing in a day as compared to about a week working in other software programs. Additionally, learn about the new 3DSwYm collaborative community network for designers from Dassault Systemes. The event begins with donuts and coffee at 7:30 a.m. and the program runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes a networking lunch job fair.