Meeting the Needs of Our Global Community

Our Response to COVID-19

Dear OSA Member:

Elizabeth A. Rogan, OSA CEOOSA’s core value of inclusivity is at the forefront of our activities as we continue to present virtual conferences and events to you during the covid-19 pandemic. This year, we have launched, at no cost to registrants, online meetings and webinars with live and pre-recorded presentations—and have found that thousands of individuals worldwide are willing and able to participate. This experience has shown that we can deliver high-quality content and services in remote real-time formats to ensure that you, our member, remains connected.

As part of the We Are On engagement initiative, OSA is offering free virtual content on a broad range of topics from hyperspectral imaging to broadband and multifunctional flat optics to professional development. And we have implemented measures to ensure the publishing process moves as efficiently and smoothly as possible during the pandemic. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of staff and volunteer leadership, we are much more nimble and forward-looking in times of change.

We encourage you to join us for the all-virtual co-located OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science (FiO + LS) and Quantum 2.0 conferences, 14 – 17 September, and be the first to hear about innovations in quantum technologies and augmented reality and virtual reality. Luminate, an international startup accelerator, will host its Finals Competition, during FiO + LS on Monday, 14 September. Ten startups will compete for up to US $2 million in funding to further develop innovative products destined to solve complex problems.

Technologies enabled by optics and photonics are currently addressing the many challenges associated with the pandemic. Lasers are testing the effectiveness of facemasks and ultraviolet light is being used to sterilize personal protection equipment. Optics have also enabled the digital platforms that allow us to remain engaged and informed. In the coming weeks, OSA will continue to leverage these technologies to offer free technical content and serve the needs of our global community.


Yours Respectfully,

Elizabeth Rogan, OSA CEO

Meetings Updates

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

Upcoming Webinars - We Are n



9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 04:00)

Enabling Technologies for Optical Transport and Access Networks in the 5G Era

let's learn 


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 04:00)

Visible Light Communications for 5G-and-beyond

let's learn 


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 04:00)

Investing in Patent Protection

let's wonder