Adaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications (AO)

23 - 27 June 2013
Renaissance Arlington Capital View, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Resources: Committee Chairs

The Technical Program Chairs are integral to the success of the meeting. As a volunteer you dedicate countless hours raising funds to support the event, securing invited speakers, reaching out to colleagues to encourage submissions, reviewing papers, and scheduling sessions.

On behalf of OSA, its Board, and its entire staff, we extend enormous gratitude to the Chairs of the Adaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications (AO) Technical Program Committee.

Call for Papers Opens 18 October 2012
Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 6 March 2013, 12:00 EST (Convert Time)
Peer Review
Program Committee Decisions
Authors Notified of Committee Decisions 12 April 2013
Online Program Planner Available 15 April 2013
Eligible Students: Apply for a Student Travel Grant
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submissions Due 29 May 2013, 12:00 EDT (Convert Time)
Postdeadline Paper Notifications Sent
Hotel Reservation By 21 June 2013
Register for the Meeting By
Postdeadline Authors Notified of Committee Decisions 7 June 2013
Prepare to Present at the Meeting
Present at the Meeting 23 June - 27 June 2013

How to be Effective

  • Volunteer to Preside
  • Contribute to Welcome remarks for Opening Ceremonies
  • Volunteer to blog
  • Promote meeting
  • Involve committee members in the selection of invited speakers
  • Apply for grants and request corporate contributions at least 9 months before your meeting.
  • Contact your collocated meeting chairs to discuss joint sessions.
  • Use SharePoint to distribute documents to your committee members. 
  • Presiding over the Technical Program Committee
  • Support and adhere to meeting deadlines
  • Promote the meeting to solicit and encourage contributed papers
  • Selecting and confirming Committee Members
  • Selecting and confirming Invited Speakers
  • Selecting and confirming a  Local Organizing Committee to assist in extra activities at meeting such as laboratory tours, additional networking events, etc. , if necessary
  • Providing complete contact information of committee members and invited speakers to OSA
  • Preparing the technical scope and topics for meeting
  • Encourage committee members to complete their reviews by deadline.
  • Encourage committee to select and confirm Presiders for all technical sessions.
  • Soliciting funds from granting agencies and corporate contributions for meeting support and travel support for selected participants.  
  • Reviewing and determining acceptance for postdeadline papers
  • Attend the meeting and participate at on-site meeting and wrap-up committee meeting.


All documents listed below are located in the Reference Center, under Policy and Procedures on Sharepoint.

  • Chairs’ Manual
  • Fundraising Grant Information
  • Exhibit and Sponsorship Information
  • Peer Review Instructions
  • Scheduling Instructions


Julian Christou, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, United States

Program Committee

Martin Booth, Univ. of Oxford, UK
Christopher Dainty, National Univ. of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Alfredo Dubra, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Enrique-Josua Fernandez, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Szymon Gladysz, Fraunhofer Institute IOSB, Germany
Robert Johnson, Starfire Optical Range, USA
Caroline Kulcsar, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France
Gordon Love, Univ. of Durham, UK
Lisa Poyneer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Thomas Rimmele, National Solar Observatory, USA
Allan Wirth, Xinetics Inc, USA
Robert Zawadzki, Univ. of California Davis, USA