20th OIDA Annual Forum

Upcoming Events

Webinar: 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

Recent Events

20th OIDA Annual Forum

18 November, 2013 - Special 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's Annual Forum brings key stakeholders together in Washington, D.C. to maximize discussion between industry, government, and academic decision-makers.

Advance online registration is encouraged as space is limited. Click here to register and make your travel arrangements!

The 2013 Forum will feature:
  • market overviews
  • perspectives on hot topics
  • highlights on activities in diverse geographic regions
  • lessons learned from recent OIDA roadmapping efforts
In addition, there will also be an exclusive members-only session on government agency activities relevant to optoelectronics.


Monday, 18 November**
Special Members-Only Events

13:30 Registration Opens
14:00 - 14:15 Welcome Remarks
14:15 - 15:00 Keynote Speaker: The Hon. Mike Rogers, Chairman House Intelligence Committee
15:00 - 17:00 Panel: U.S. Government Programs and Their Impact on Industry
17:00 - 17:15 OIDA and Government Relations: Matt Berzok, Ryan, MacKinnon,Vasapoli and Berzok,LLP
17:15 - 18:30 Networking Reception
18:30 Open discussion with OIDA Board & Staff

Tuesday, 19 November**
Open to All

7:30 Registration Opens
7:30 - 8:30 Continental Networking Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome Remarks
8:45 - 10:00 Session 1: OIDA's Overview of the Optics & Photonics Market in 2013 & Beyond
10:00 - 10:45 Keynote Speaker I: The Hon. Lee Terry of Nebraska, Chairman, Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:30 Session 2: Hot Topics in Optical Communications
12:30 - 13:45 Networking Lunch
13:45 - 14:30 Keynote Speaker II: Bob Flanagan, Managing Director, Head of Technology Hardware Banking, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
14:30 - 15:45 Session 3: Industry Landscape: Regional Perspectives on Markets and Public-Private Partnerships
15:45 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30 Session 4: Lessons from OIDA Roadmapping in Optical Communications: Critical Information You Can Use
17:30 - 19:00 Networking Reception

** Schedule subject to change.

Register to attend and ensure that you are included in this unique, once-a-year industry forum for the optoelectronics community!

More information coming soon! Check back for details.