OSA recently initiated this new form of meeting to provide unique and focused experiences, providing researchers, engineers and business leaders in niche fields a valuable opportunity to meet and discuss advances, challenges and opportunities regarding their research.
- 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.
Read blog posts on past meetings.
OSA CENTENNIAL INCUBATORS
In 2016, as OSA celebrates its centennial, the Incubator Program will be highlighted at the OSA annual meeting Frontiers in Optics. As OSA looks to the next 100 years in optics, Incubator topics, with their focus on what’s to come, will surely help lead the way. For additional information on 2016 Centennial Incubators please email OSAIncubator@osa.org.
13-15 April 2016
Joseph P. Reynolds, Sensor Performance Modeling Branch, Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, United States
Christian G. Graff, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories Center for Devices and Radiological Health U.S. Food and Drug Administration, United States
18-20 May 2016
Adam Fleisher, National Institute of Standards & Technology, United States
Partha Banerjee, University of Dayton, United States
Jorge E. Pezoa, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
21-23 September 2016
Pavel Cheben, National Research Council of Canada
Inigo Molina Fernandez, University of Malaga, Spain
David Smith, Duke University, United States
Weidong Zhou, University of Texas at Arlington, United States