OSA Incubator Meetings


OSA Incubator

OSA incubator meeting logo OSA recently initiated this new form of meeting to provide unique and focused experiences, allowing researchers, engineers and business leaders of niche fields a valuable opportunity to meet and discuss advances, challenges and opportunities regarding their research.

OSA Incubators:

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  • Target emerging topics and fields that do not have the critical mass needed to support an OSA topical meeting structure.
  • Function to further the interest and support of promising topic areas, assessing the broader implications of the topic for future research and application.
  • Explore possibilities for greater inclusion and propagation of the topic into peer-reviewed topical meeting and/or congresses or conferences.
  • Encourage extensive formal and informal discussion while establishing a sense of community among participants.
  • Offer a valuable means of disseminating information and ideas in a way that cannot be achieved through the usual channels of communication – publications and presentations at large scientific meetings.
     

Propose a New Incubator
OSA continuously strives to expand the incubator program to examine new and burgeoning topics. Please use this form to propose an Incubator you would be interested in hosting or a topic area you would recommend OSA explore.
 

Upcoming Incubators


Low Level Light Therapy: The Path Forward

20 - 22 August 2014
OSA Headquarters • 2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW • Washington, DC, USA


Hosted By:
Juanita Anders, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, United States
Praveen Arany, National Institutes of Health, United States
James Carroll, THOR Photomedicine Ltd, United States
Michael R. Hamblin, Harvard Medical School, United States
Donald E. Patthoff, DDS, United States


The Fundamental Limits of Optical Energy Conversion

12 - 14 November 2014
OSA Headquarters • 2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW • Washington, DC, USA

Hosted By:
Svetlana V. Boriskina, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Jurgen Michel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Alexander Kildishev, Purdue University, United States
Vivian Ferry, University of Minnesota, United States
Volodymyr Borshch, Kent State University, United States
Jonathan Tong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

 

Quantitative Modeling of Frequency-comb Sources

19 - 21 November 2014
OSA Headquarters • 2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW • Washington, DC, USA
 
Hosted By:
Thomas F. Carruthers, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, United States
Curtis R. Menyuk, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, United States
Nathan Newbury, National Institute of Standards & Technology, United States
 


View past incubator meetings.