Events & Programs

Events

Industry Events & Programs

Join your business colleagues at OIDA events and access quality information, unparalleled professional networking, and unique opportunities to grow your business. We offer a variety of events, both stand-alone, and at major conferences and exhibitions. These include dedicated workshops and forums on key optics and photonics topics, special funding events, and intimate networking dinners. Participate in OIDA events to advance your career and your company’s bottom line.

Interested in sponsorship? A wide variety of sponsorship opportunities are available to provide optimum exposure for your company at each OIDA event. Raise your company’s profile in front of these key customers by becoming a sponsor today!

 

Upcoming Events




Past Industry Programs

 

OIDA Sponsored Webinar: Testing MTP/MPO Assemblies: Setups, Troubleshooting, and What to Expect

On Demand

9 June 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

MTP®/MPO cable assemblies are prevalent in fiber networks and their quantities are growing as parallel communication increases.  These assemblies introduce unique testing challenges, whether it is a standard 12f MPO to 12f MPO assembly or one of the various different fanouts and fiber count configurations.  In this presentation, learn more about equipment identification and setup, as well as proper testing during production. We also explore common pitfalls and ways to identify errors and inaccuracies during the testing process. US Conec will review terminated MPO connector standards required for test leads including polarity methodologies and how configurable connector types can be used to make the test setups more versatile.


OIDA Sponsored Webinar: Migrating a PIC Simulation to a System Design: Silicon-Photonic Modulator in a PAM-4 Link

On Demand

2 June 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Modeling and simulation at both the circuit- and system-levels are critical in the design process for optical communication, quantum key distribution and sensing applications. Seamless migration between these two levels of abstraction will be demonstrated in VPIphotonics Design Suite. This webinar will focus on an optical communication application example by modeling a silicon-photonic modulator at the circuit-level and implementing it for simulation at the system-level in a PAM-4 link.


OIDA Webinar Series: Opportunities to Enhance Liquidity

On Demand

28 May 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Short-term challenges in accessing liquidity are a result of some businesses having their supply chains fundamentally disrupted, being unable to operate and, in many cases, having little to no visibility on their outlook. Lenders have correspondingly shifted from being willing to lend subject to higher pricing and somewhat tighter covenants, to being much more focused on what the corporate earnings picture is over the short-term, medium-term and long-term. This webinar will discuss some strategies on how to maximize debt capacity and operational flexibility under current financing arrangements and provide critical market intelligence as to the best practices possible in strategically dealing with COVID-19 effects and what liquidity-enhancing solutions are available in the market.


Free OIDA Webinar Series: Customer and Supplier Contracts in Crisis Managing Contracts and Risks - a Legal Perspective of Best Practices and Case Studies

21 May 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

OIDA Webinar Series


OIDA Sponsored Webinar: 3D and Snapshot Hyperspectral Cameras Based on Continuously Variable Filters

On Demand

20 May 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

With the availability of new spectral filtering technologies, Hyperspectral Imaging is on its way to becoming broadly available for industrial and commercial volume applications after only being affordable for space and defence industries. Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters are an innovative alternative with unique benefits to prisms, gratings and wafer-level coated filters. You will learn how to make use of Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters to design powerful 3D and snapshot Hyperspectral Imaging cameras.


U.S. Federal Government COVID-19 Assistance Programs for Companies, Not for Profits available from the U.S. Small Business Administration & Federal Reserve Bank

On Demand

19 May 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

U.S. Federal Government COVID-19 Assistance Programs for Companies, Not for Profits available from the U.S. Small Business Administration & Federal Reserve Bank


FREE OIDA Webinar Series: Insights from the Investment Community: Post Covid-19 Outlooks

On Demand

7 May 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

OIDA Webinar Series


OIDA Webinar Series: Navigating Rough Employment Waters: Advice from an Employment Attorney

On Demand

30 April 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

As companies are battling to keep operations running, protecting and retaining their workforce is on the forefront of their minds. Faced with declining sales, disruptive supply-chains, and forced closure of businesses, employers are being forced to consider pay-cuts, lay-offs, reduction in hours, or furlough of their employees. While a time of stress for employers and employees alike, it is also an opportunity for re-invention and innovation. OIDA Council Member, Anjul Loiacono, will moderate a discussion with Tracy Armstrong, an employment attorney at Wilentz Law Firm. Tracy will provide her expert advice to employers and employees as they navigate these times. This Webinar will primarily cover employment law in the United States, however we encourage all our OIDA Members to attend to collect ideas and perspectives on how to manage your workforce during a crisis.


OIDA Webinar Series: Maneuvering through the Supply Chain Minefield: Targeting a V-Profile Recovery from COVID-19

On Demand

23 April 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Debbie Wilson from Lumentum will moderate a fireside chat with Gray Williams. Gray will share advice from lessons learned managing and fighting fires in global supply chains for over 30 years with numerous systems and component firms including Oclaro, Logitech, 3Com, AMD and NEC . He has also served as an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and currently consults to a variety firms, bringing senior leadership and processes in communications, logistics, planning and execution toward improving customer satisfaction, profitability and cash flow.


OIDA Webinar Series Kickoff: Navigating Your Businesses Out of the COVID-19 Storm

On Demand

16 April 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

OIDA Response to Covid-19 Webinar Series will share timely content with our industry community.


OIDA Market Update Breakfast at OFC

12 March 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

OIDA members are invited to network with industry leaders while enjoying a light breakfast. Registration is limited to senior level executives only.


OIDA/OSAF Professional Development & Networking Lunch and Learn at OFC

10 March 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Hosted by: OIDA & OSAF | Sponsored by: Go!Foton


2020 OIDA Executive Forum at OFC

9 March 2020, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The premier event for leaders in optical networking and communications, OIDA Executive Forum provides attendees with an exclusive opportunity to hear insider perspectives in an uncensored environment, while participating in high-level networking. 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 businesses.


OIDA Workshop On Embedded Photonic Manufacturing for Data Centers

8 March 2020, 7:30 AM - 6:30 AM

Data centers increasingly rely on embedded photonics for enhanced connectivity between servers, memory, and computational systems. Furthermore, the integration of photonic functionality on to a single chip and co-packaged with electronics provides a route to further increase bandwidth and operational efficiencies, addressing many of the emerging challenges on data centre roadmaps. In addition new applications for photonics are emerging in AI and machine learning, which will likely require advanced packaging approaches supporting high bandwidth connectivity. However, even though embedded photonic technologies have been shown to achieve much lower link and switch budgets when compared to conventional electronic technologies, their wide-spread deployment is still impeded by significant technical, manufacturing and cost barriers.


OIDA Member Breakfast

6 February 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

OIDA members are invited to network with industry leaders while enjoying a light breakfast. Registration is limited to senior level executives only.


OIDA Member Reception

5 February 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

OIDA members are invited to network with industry leaders while enjoying drinks and light hor d'ourves. Registration is limited to management level members only.


OIDA Member Breakfast

4 February 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

OIDA members are invited to network with industry leaders while enjoying a light breakfast. Registration is limited to senior level executives only.


Career Accelerator for Optical Communications

12 January 2020, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The program focuses on core skills needed to succeed including leadership, team building, business strategy, finance, marketing communication and negotiation skills. Sessions are led by experts representing key companies in the field. These speakers practice what they teach every day.


OIDA SBIR/STTR Funding Accelerator Speed Meetings

12 November 2019, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Hosted By: OIDA


Annual OSA 5G Summit

16 October 2019, 11:55 AM - 12:00 AM

The OSA 5G Summit provides a platform for industry leaders, innovators and research from industry, academia, and government community to collaborate, learn and exchange ideas with this new emerging technology.


OIDA Market Update Dinner

24 September 2019, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

OIDA Market Update Dinner


OIDA VIP Industry Leaders Speed Meeting

18 September 2019, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

OIDA VIP Industry Leaders Speed Meeting


OIDA Member Sponsored Webinar: Advancing Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Technologies Using Resources in the Rochester Region

12 September 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sponsored by: Luminate | Presented by: OIDA


OIDA Member Sponsored Webinar: How Luminate Can Help Entrepreneurs Accelerate Optics-, Photonics-, and Imaging-Enabled Applications

21 August 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sponsored by: Luminate | Presented by: OIDA


OIDA Forum on Optics in Autonomy

27 June 2019, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

This business development event aims to match leaders of transport applications needing new solutions with early-stage technologies. Applications are specifically in autonomous vehicles, such as cars, trucks, delivery vehicles, campus shuttle buses, delivery drones, and so forth. Technologies include LIDAR and other imaging subsystems, adaptive illumination systems, sensor fusion, and the in-vehicle optical data transmission and networking systems that link the subsystems together.

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