Events & Programs

Industry Events & Programs

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.

Upcoming Events

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Industry Programs


    Executive Forum - 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.

    Webinar Series - Participate in a series of webinars focusing on valuable business topics for the corporate community.

    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.

    VIP Industry Leaders Networking Event: 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.

    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.

    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.

    Advocacy - OSA Industry Development Associates 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.

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Other OIDA Industry Programming

CLEO Market Focus Session: Update on Optics and Photonics Markets and Opportunities
16 May 2017 from 15:30 - 16:15
@ 2017 CLEO, San Jose, CA, USA

CLEO Market Focus Session: How the Changing Political Landscape Will Impact Your Company
17 May 2017 from 10:30 - 12:00
2017 CLEO, San Jose, CA, USA

OIDA VIP Industry Leaders Speed Meetings Lunch Connecting Executives with Students and Early Career Professionals

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28 June 2017 from 12:00 - 13:30
2017 Laser Munich, Munich, Germany

Past Events:

BioMed: Life Sciences Industry Program
4 April 2017
BioMed: Life Sciences Congress, San Diego, CA, USA

Global Cooperation, Innovation & Development
Sino-American Optical Technologies Workshop & Press Release of Strategy Cooperation among CIOE, PSC and OSA
7 September 2016
@China International Optoelectronic Expo (CIOE), Shenzen, China

Biomed Industry Program
Panel: An Introduction to the Regulatory Process
Bright Ideas Pitch Panel
Town Hall Forum on Biophotonics Commercialization
27 April 2016
@ Biomedical Optics Congress, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

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