OSA Light, Energy and the Environment Congress

OSA Light, Energy and the Environment Congress

06 - 09 November 2017
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado United States

This comprehensive Congress examines the frontiers in the development of optical technologies for energy production, transmission, monitoring and use. This Congress is designed to bring together researchers, engineers, and managers to foster timely information exchange between the disciplines involved in these fields.

Michael WebberMichael E. Webber, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Kenneth Baldwin
Kenneth Baldwin, Australian National University, Australia, General Chair and OSA Board of Meetings
Scott Rayder
Scott Rayder, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, USA, General Co-Chair
Dirk Richter
Dirk Richter, University of Colorado Boulder, USA Local Organizing Committee Co-Chair and General Co-Chair
Scott Spuler
Scott Spuler, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA, Local Organizing Committee Co-Chair and General Co-Chair
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Michael E. Webber, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Kelly Chance, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA
Kwang-Leong Choy, University College London, UK
Clifford Ho, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Jeff Tsao, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
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Hotel Reservation 4 October 2017
Advanced Registration 9 October 2017
Schedule at a glance
Welcome Reception at Mesa Labs
Sunday, 5 November, 17:00-20:00

Join your fellow attendees at Mesa Labs for the welcome reception. During the reception you can pick up your registration materials and name badge at Mesa Lab. The reception is open to all congress attendees. Transportation will be provided from the Millennium Hotel.
Congress Plenary Session
Monday, 6 November, 08:30-10:00
The Congress will start on Monday with the Plenary Speaker,  Michael E. Webber.

Energy and Optics Panel and Reception
Monday, 6 November, 18:00-19:30

IPAC Session on Global Environmental Monitoring and Measurement
Tuesday, 7 November, 08:30-10:00
IPAC (The International Photonics Advocacy Coalition) will host this session to bring together domain experts and government officials to discuss photonics-based technology solutions for accurate and reliable environmental monitoring, reporting and effective policy implementation.
Welcome and Overview of IPAC
Tom Baer, Stanford University, USA /IPAC Steering Committee Chair
State of Climate Science
Antonio J. Busalacchi, President, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), USA
IPAC is a global initiative that brings together experts from industry, academia and government to educate policymakers and influencers about photonics technologies; collaborate and coordinate among industry, government and academia to advance knowledge of photonics technologies; and to advocate for funding for optics and photonics initiatives.

Local Tours
Tuesday, 7 November, 12:00-16:00

Keynote Session
Tuesday, 7 November, 16:00-17:30

Industry Start-Up Panel
Tuesday, 7 November, 17:30-19:00
Conference Banquet
Tuesday, 7 November, 19:00-22:00

Keynote Session
Wednesday, 8 November, 08:30-10:00
Poster Session
Wednesday, 8 November, 17:30-18:30

Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. The posters will be displayed in the main foyer throughout the week, but this will be your chance to discuss with the presenting author their results.