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

How to Communicate HighTech to the Market: PR/Marketing Workshop for Scientists and Startups
OSA Entrepreneur Training workshop available at Laser Munich 2105.
24 June - 24 June 2015
Location: Messe Munchen, Munich, Germany

Workshop on State of the Art Integrated Photonics
This workshop continues a series of OIDA workshops that reviews the state of the art in photonic integration. It aims to address several questions related to the limits of commercialization of integrated photonics:
03 November - 03 November 2015
Location: OSA Office, Washington, DC, USA

Recent Events

OIDA Software Defined Photonic and Data Center Networks Workshop
09 March 2014 - Moscone Center, San Francisco, USA

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

Future Needs of "Scale-Out" Data Centers: An OIDA Workshop for Stakeholders
17 March 2013 - Hilton Anaheim Hotel
Anaheim, CA
This workshop will be co-located with OFC/NFOEC 2013.