20th OIDA Annual Forum

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24 June - 24 June 2015
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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

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.