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

Upcoming Events

Adaptive Optics: Latest Results in Vision Science, Microscopy and Astronomy
Adaptive optics (AO) allows user to correct aberration and to recover high quality images. The webinar will cover three applications of AO: vision science, microscopy, and astronomy. 3 AO key opinions leaders will share some of their latest results.
12 March - 12 March 2015
Location: Online Only,

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
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

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
Location: Petree Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, California, USA

OFC Market Watch
A complementary program to the Service Provider Summit at OFC, the series of panel sessions features esteemed speakers from leading companies and the investment community.
24 March - 26 March 2015
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, Theater I, Los Angeles, CA, USA

OFC Service Provider Summit
A must-attend event at OFC for CTOs, network designers, and technologists in the carriers and service provider sector. This program features panel discussions, a keynote presentation, exhibit time and networking time.
25 March - 25 March 2015
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, Theater I, Los Angeles, CA, USA

CLEO Market Focus
CLEO sessions covering business and commercialized applications including industrial lasers, defense, biophotonics, and energy.
11 May - 14 May 2015
Location: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, USA

CLEO Technology Transfer Showcase
This timely session features universities and government labs presenting their latest license-ready optics and photonics technologies that could lead to new commercial products.
12 May - 14 May 2015
Location: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, USA

Recent Events

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
Paris, France

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
Washington, DC

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