Plenary & Keynote Sessions


Plenary & Keynote Sessions


Video Title/Description
Communicating Science and Engaging the Public Part 2

Ann Reid, executive director, National Center for Science Education, discusses “How to Succeed in Science Communication without Really Trying..." at The Optical Society’s Leadership meeting 10 February 2016.

Communicating Science and Engaging the Public Part 1

Cary Funk, associate director, Pew Research Center, presents “Gaps Between the Public’s and Scientists’ Views of Science,” at The Optical Society’s Leadership meeting 10 February 2016.

OFC 2014 Plenary Address: Robert Tkach, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs

Robert Tkach, Director of Advanced Photonics Research at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, gives the OFC 2014 plenary address on Optical Fiber Communications: The Next Generation, March 11, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif., USA

OFC 2014 Plenary Address: Gary Smith, Ciena

Gary Smith, President and CEO of Ciena, gives the OFC 2014 plenary address titled Net Positive: Why the Network Matters Again, March 11, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif., USA

OFC 2014 Plenary Address: David Clark, MIT

David Clark, Senior Research Scientist and Leader of the Advanced Network Architecture Group at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, gives the OFC 2014 plenary address titled The Future(s) of Fiber Deployment.

Rep. Louise Slaughter Addresses OSA Members

U.S. Congressional Representative Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) gave a special video message to attendees of OSA’s Winter Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. February 13, 2014.

Plenary Address on The Startling Conclusion about Problems in Federal Science Policy: It’s Our Fault

Former Congressional Fellow and OSA member Chris Schaffer of Cornell University gave a plenary session address to attendees of OSA’s Winter Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. February 14, 2014.

Kristin Rinne - Building Next Generation Mobility Networks - Lessons from the Bonneville Speedway - OFC/NFOEC 2011 Plenary Speaker

Kristin Rinne's talk introduces several planned network updates, inlcuding speed improvements to address the exlotion of video streaming and other mobile device demands.


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Bandwidth, Optics and the age of Abundance - Preview of The OFC/NFOEC 2012 Plenary Lectures

The chair of OFC/NFOEC 2012 Mehran Esfandiari introduces Milo Medin (Access Services, Google) who will present a plenary lecture on Google's place as a home service provider using fiber optics networks.


OFC/NFOEC Plenary Sessions

How to Design and Build Your Very Own Exascale Computer - overview of The OFC/NFOEC 2012 Plenary Lectures

The chair of OFC/NFOEC 2012 Bob Jopson provides a technical summary of a plenary lectures presented by Greg Papadopoulos (New Enterprise Associates) on the role of optics in exascale computing.


OFC/NFOEC Plenary Session

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