Through OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA)' events and programs, industry leaders gain access to quality information, an unparalleled professional network, and countless opportunities for collaboration. OSA’s events and programs facilitate the growth and development of new ideas and business opportunities.
Events are continually being added. Check back for updates.
22 - 26 7 2018
OSA Global Headquarters
District Of Columbia, USA
OIDA Executive Forum at OFC - This annual event showcases prominent industry leaders in the optical networking and communications sector as they present the latest technological advances and business models. Attendees participate in cutting-edge discussions and unmatched peer-to-peer networking as they hear real world solutions to help better manage their business.
OIDA Executive Forum at OSA Laser Congress - This bi-annual event at the OSA Laser Congress focuses on the business aspects of the laser market, spanning finance to new product development and complements the more technical nature of the collocated conferences on Applied Solid-State Lasers and Laser Applications Conference. The pilot event, held 3 November 2016 in Boston, MA, USA, examined high power lasers (kilowatts or greater) and their applications. The next OIDA Executive Forum at the OSA Laser Congress is scheduled to be held in 2018. For more information on the OSA Laser Congress, please visit the website.
OIDA VIP Industry Leaders Speed Meetings Lunch: Connecting Corporate Executives, Recent Graduates and Students - This program brings together Industry Executives to share their business experience – from how they started their careers and lessons learned along the way, to using their degree in an executive position – with Recent Graduates and Students.
Webinar Series - Participate in a series of webinars focusing on valuable business topics for the corporate community.
OFC Network Operators Summit - A must-attend event at OFC for CTOs, network designers, and technologists in the carriers and service provider sector. This program features panel discussions, a keynote presentation, exhibit time and networking time.
OFC Market Watch - A complementary program to the Service Provider Summit at OFC, the series of panel sessions features esteemed speakers from leading companies and the investment community.
CLEO Market Focus - CLEO sessions covering business and commercialized applications including industrial lasers, defense, biophotonics, and energy.
CLEO Technology Transfer Showcase - This timely session features universities and government labs presenting their latest license-ready optics and photonics technologies that could lead to new commercial products.
Advocacy - OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) is a strong voice for the optoelectronics industry and regularly leads efforts with policy makers to raise awareness of the community’s contributions and key areas of concern. The group also facilitates relationship-building between its members and US government funding agencies.
OIDA Enabled by Optics - OSA's Enabled by Optics Contest seeks to raise public awareness of the importance of optics and photonics technologies in furthering innovation and positively impacting society.
OIDA Executive Speaker Series - This informal interview program provides an opportunity for leading executives and entrepreneurs in our industry to talk about their career path, company experiences, and personal perspectives.