The Optical Society Planning Member Activities and Events during LASER World of Photonics 2017

19 June 2017

The Optical Society Planning Member Activities and Events during LASER World of Photonics 2017

WASHINGTON — The Optical Society (OSA), the leading professional association in optics and photonics, will host a variety of special events during LASER World of Photonics Congress in Munich, Germany from 25-29 June. OSA is a co-sponsor of both CLEO/Europe – EQEC 2017 and the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO 2017).  In addition to onsite events, OSA members will participate as plenary speakers and give technical presentations. Highlights of OSA’s participation include:

Plenary Speakers: OSA Fellows Sir David Payne and Ferenc Krausz will provide keynote addresses during CLEO/Europe – EQEC. Payne will deliver the CLEO®/Europe plenary keynote speech, “From Optical Fibre to Amplifiers and High Power Laser,” on 26 June. Krausz will provide the keynote presentation “Attosecond Metrology 2.0, Solid-state Instrumental Paves the Way Towards Real-World Applications,” during the EQEC 2017 plenary session on 27 June. 
The European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (EBCO 2017) Plenary Session:   ECBO brings together scientists, engineers and clinicians who work with optics and photonics to solve problems in medicine and biomedicine. This year’s plenary session features two outstanding speakers, Ed Boyden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and OSA Fellow Aydogan Ozcan, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. The plenary session takes place 27 June 2017. The session is jointly hosted by OSA and SPIE.
Herbert Walther Award: The Herbert Walther Award honors Professor Herbert Walther for the seminal influence of his ground-breaking innovations in quantum optics and atomic physics, and for his wide-ranging contributions to the international scientific community. The award is jointly made by the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) and The Optical Society, and is presented by each society in alternate years. This year’s winner is Randall Hulet, Rice University, Houston, USA for his pioneering achievements in the field of ultracold atomic gases, including the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation with attractive interactions and groundbreaking studies of atomic fermions. Following an awards ceremony and luncheon on 27 June, Hulet will present an invited talk, “Formation of Matter-Wave Soliton Trains by Modulational Instability.”
OSA Member Reception: OSA members attending the meeting will have the chance to enjoy a festive evening with colleagues and connect with others in the industry during the OSA Member Reception. The reception will take place at Augustiner Keller in München on 25 June from 19:00 to 22:00. Those wishing to attend must RSVP:   
VIP Industry Leaders Networking Lunch: Sponsored by Go!Foton, the OSA Industry Development Associates This session brings together industry executives with recent graduates and students for in-person conversations where executives share their stories on everything from how they started their careers and lessons learned along the way, to using their degree in an executive position. The program starts with informal networking during lunch and then transitions into "speed meetings" - small, brief visits with 6-7 executives to discuss careers, industry trends or other career topics. Students or recent graduate interested in attending the lunch should email The event has a limited capacity of 40 participants.
CAM Lounge: The Centennial Authentic Moments (CAM) videos are an opportunity for OSA members to share their stories in optics and photonics. Tell us who inspired your career what excites you about your current work. These short videos are shown on the OSA website, on social media and at conferences. The CAM Lounge will be located in Konigsee Room in the International Congress Center, Munich.

OSA Stand: Learn more about The Optical Society and join or renew you membership while at LASER. The stand will be located at Entrance West, a concourse between the technical conference rooms and the main exhibit hall.
About The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit  
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