OIDA hosts workshops, meetings and special networking sessions throughout the year. Upcoming events are listed below. The Presentation Archive provides members and event attendees with slide presentations and online video recordings from meetings that took place in recent years. The Publications & Report Library features summary and roadmap reports that feature content presented at OIDA events.
"There has been tremendous activity in data networking technologies, including the advent of network virtualization and software-defined networking. The OIDA workshop provided an excellent opportunity to understand how this technology will apply to next generation optical networks." Casimer DeCusatis, Ph.D., Distinguished Engineer, IBM Corporation
21st OIDA Annual Forum
OIDA's Annual Forum brings key stakeholders together in Washington, D.C. to maximize discussion between industry, government, and academic decision-makers.
04 November - 04 November 2014
The Optical Society (OSA) Headquarters, Washington,
OIDA 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 in optical communications. It aims to address several
questions: How does photonic integration address the emerging business needs of optical communications? What is the experience of deployment? What are the
novel integration concepts and what are the key challenges in productization? Which forms of integration match specific applications within
communications? What are some of the new and noteworthy products being commercialized today? The workshop will examine the commercialization of
components and subsystems and their applications, as opposed to purely research achievements in photonic integration. The workshop will discuss applications
across telecom and data center networks.
05 November - 05 November 2014
The Optical Society (OSA) Headquarters, Washington, DC,
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
Petree Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles,
OIDA Software Defined Photonic and Data Center Networks Workshop
09 March 2014 - Moscone Center, San Francisco, USA
EPIC Technology Workshop "Meet or eat? Collaboration and/or Competition in Photonic Integrated Circuit"
Supported by OIDA
05 December 2013 - Switzerland
OIDA Annual Forum
18 November - Special Pre-Event 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 Complimentary Program on Industrial Lasers
28 October 2013 - Marriott Paris Rive Gauche Hotel and Convention Center
2013 Technology Exploration Forum
At TEF 2013, “The Future of Ethernet”, Ethernet industry leaders, stakeholders, and industry visionaries like Ethernet inventor Robert (Bob) Metcalfe, will discuss Ethernet’s path forward.
15 October 2013 -
OIDA Status and Future of Photonic Integration Workshop - Sponsored by Infinera
This workshop will review the current status and roadmaps and key-enabling technologies for photonic integration. The forum will review technologies that range from chip, to package to system level implementation across the computer comm., data comm., metro, and long-haul markets.
17 September 2013 - OSA/OIDA Headquarters
Florida Photonics Cluster Meeting - Presentation by Tom Hausken, OIDA's Sr. Engineering & Applications Advisor
11 September 2013 - Orlando, FL
Photonics North, Plenary Presentation by Tom Hausken, OIDA's Sr. Engineering & Applications Advisor
04 June 2013 - Ottawa, Canada
OIDA Focus Group on Optical Manufacturing
30 May 2013 - Washington, DC
CPIA Cluster Meeting - Presentation by Tom Hausken, OIDA's Sr. Engineering & Applications Advisor
22 May 2013 - Boulder, CO