OSA Industry Development Associates host workshops, meetings and special networking sessions throughout the year. Upcoming events are listed below. The Presentation Archive provides members and event attendees with slide presentations and online video recordings from meetings that took place in recent years. The Publications & Report Library features summary and roadmap reports that feature content presented at OSA events.
"There has been tremendous activity in data networking technologies, including the advent of network virtualization and software-defined networking. The OIDA workshop provided an excellent opportunity to understand how this technology will apply to next generation optical networks."
Casimer DeCusatis, Ph.D., Distinguished Engineer, IBM Corporation
Photonics for Disaggregated Data Centers
With increasingly challenging demands being placed on data centers, to perform many complex computational or network operations in addition to serving end users, there is growing pressure to find innovative low cost, efficient architectures. One approach is to move away from a host or servers based architecture and instead organize the various computing, memory, storage, and networking resources for maximum efficiency. This often means pooling common resources into central locations or realizing the data center as a supercomputer model. This approach can also be used to maximize application efficiency by taking advantage of the modularity of dis‐aggregation and choosing and / or updating resources that best meet the specific requirement.
22 March - 22 March 2015
OSA Executive Forum
Join more than 150 senior-level executives as they convene for the annual OSA Executive Forum to discuss key themes, opportunities, and challenges facing the next generation in optical networking and communications. Highly valued by participants for the frank and open discussions, OSA Executive Forum sessions explore emerging trends and action plans for tackling today's toughest business challenges.
23 March - 23 March 2015
Petree Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles,
CA, California, USA
OIDA Software Defined Photonic and Data Center Networks Workshop
09 March 2014 - Moscone Center, San Francisco, USA
EPIC Technology Workshop "Meet or eat? Collaboration and/or Competition in Photonic Integrated Circuit"
Supported by OIDA
05 December 2013 - Switzerland
20th OIDA Annual Forum
18 November - Special Pre-Event Afternoon of Programming Offered Exclusively to OIDA Members
19 November 2013 - Full Day of Programming Open to All
Location: Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
Washington, DC, USA
OIDA Complimentary Program on Industrial Lasers
28 October 2013 - Marriott Paris Rive Gauche Hotel and Convention Center
2013 Technology Exploration Forum
At TEF 2013, “The Future of Ethernet”, Ethernet industry leaders, stakeholders, and industry visionaries like Ethernet inventor Robert (Bob) Metcalfe, will discuss Ethernet’s path forward.
15 October 2013 -
OIDA Status and Future of Photonic Integration Workshop - Sponsored by Infinera
This workshop will review the current status and roadmaps and key-enabling technologies for photonic integration. The forum will review technologies that range from chip, to package to system level implementation across the computer comm., data comm., metro, and long-haul markets.
17 September 2013 - OSA/OIDA Headquarters
Florida Photonics Cluster Meeting - Presentation by Tom Hausken, OIDA's Sr. Engineering & Applications Advisor
11 September 2013 - Orlando, FL
Photonics North, Plenary Presentation by Tom Hausken, OIDA's Sr. Engineering & Applications Advisor
04 June 2013 - Ottawa, Canada
OIDA Focus Group on Optical Manufacturing
30 May 2013 - Washington, DC
CPIA Cluster Meeting - Presentation by Tom Hausken, OIDA's Sr. Engineering & Applications Advisor
22 May 2013 - Boulder, CO