OSA | Living History

A Celebration of
Optics and Photonics,

Worldwide


In 2016, OSA celebrated our Centennial marking 100 years of bright ideas, smart innovation and ground-breaking applications driven by more than 270,000 scientists, students, engineers adn business leaders in the field.  This was a unique opportunity to share the milestone with our global membership and with the community at large. We launched more than 25 new products and services that helped drive meaningful results. Look back at our first 100 years, and the achievements of our members and get a glimpse at the bright future in optics and photonics to come.


The Global Impact

OSA 100 Exhibit

1,000,000+ Visitors
6 Continents
13 Countries
15 Permanent Installations


Light the Future Speaker Series

8 Conferences
5 Countries
8 Nobel Laureates
6,000 Participants

Speakers

Kickoff

Ira Flatow, Science Friday

OFC

Mary Lou Jepsen, Facebook

CLEO

Ray Kurzweil, Inventor

IAOC

Joseph Izatt, Duke University
Bernard Kress, Microsoft / Hololens

FiO + LS

Michio Kaku, Futurist, CUNY

LAOP

Susana Marcos, Instiuto de Optica, Spain

ACP

Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate

Photonics India

Sir David Payne, University of Southampton


Light the Future Talks