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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Our Response to COVID-19

Updated: 09 April 2021 

OSA offers high-quality technical content our community has come to expect in formats with both virtual and onsite presentations and exhibitions. Our "We are On" webinar initiative promotes talks on a broad range of topics. We encourage you to take advantage of these exciting programs. The pandemic has changed the ways in which we connect and technologies, powered by optics, have allowed us to remain engaged, near and far. 

In 2021, OSA will continue to offer the high-quality technical content our community has come to expect in hybrid formats with virtual and onsite presentations and exhibitions. Our webinar initiative “We Are On” will promote new content on a broad range of topics. We encourage you to take advantage of these exciting programs. The pandemic has changed the ways in which we connect and technologies, powered by optics, have allowed us to remain engaged and informed, both near and far.

This page will be routinely updated. If you have any questions or have a resource you’d wish to add please contact our customer service department, open from 08:30 to 18:00 (East Coast Time) Monday through Friday, by visiting our Help Center, or by calling Tel: +1 202.416.1907 (Worldwide) or 1.800.766.4672 (US/Canada).

Meetings Updates

Visit meetings pages to learn how OSA Meetings are pivoting to convene during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upcoming Webinars - We Are n

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21
Jun

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 04:00)

Color Constancy – Seeing Color in a Changing World

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21
Jun

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 04:00)

Ethics as a Leader

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23
Jun

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 04:00)

Power over Fiber in support of 5G and IoT

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Advocacy

Making the case on Capitol Hill
Letters from OSA, the National Photonics Initiative, and other science coalitions have argued for support for research and universities in congressional COVID-19 relief packages.

Industry 

Protect Your Company Interests in an Uncertain Period
COVID-19 is a public health issue with far reaching impacts on the economy and business. Browse Harvard Business School resources to help adjust your operations and support employees through this time of uncertainty.
 
Do You Qualify for COVID-19 Funding?
From corporations to government, from institutions to non-profits, there are an increasing number of funding opportunities available for those working in COVID-19 research areas. View a list of opportunities, curated from Johns Hopkins University.

OSA Publishing

Support for authors, reviewers, and readers
OSA Publishing is working with its different stakeholders to keep the publishing process as smooth and efficient as possible.

A message to librarians
Information on alternative remote-access options, print issue delivery and claims policies during the pandemic emergency.

OSA Foundation

Retooling opportunities in a challenging time [PDF]
A special message from OSAF Board of Directors Chair Alexander Sawchuk.

Education & Enrichment for Kids

#OpticsAtHome
Watch webinars and other videos and find parent-teacher guides for optics experiments you can do at home.
 

Optics4Kids
Find information, videos and resources for activities fit for kids of all ages.