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.

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Upcoming Events




Past Industry Programs

 

OIDA VIP Industry Leaders Speed Meeting

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

OIDA VIP Industry Leaders Speed Meeting


OSA & OIDA Member Reception

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

OSA & OIDA Member Reception


OIDA VIP Industry Leaders Speed Meeting

7 May 2019, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

OIDA VIP Industry Leaders Speed Meeting


OIDA Market Update Dinner

7 May 2019, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

OIDA Market Update Dinner


OIDA VIP Industry Leaders Speed Meeting

5 March 2019, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

OIDA VIP Industry Leaders Speed Meeting


2019 OIDA Executive Forum at OFC

4 March 2019, 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 Manufacturing and Building the Supply Chain for Integrated Photonics

3 March 2019, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

These capabilities include component design, fabrication, packaging and test. However, these capabilities are fragmented, both from a geographic, but more importantly, an integrated ecosystem perspective. There is an urgent need for the different parts of the integrated photonic ecosystem to collaborate and to build a more efficient manufacturing supply chain, similar to that for integrated electronics. Overcoming this challenge will be a critical step forward in accelerating the mass market uptake of integrated photonics.

This workshop will review and address the key challenges associated with manufacturing integrated photonic components. Invited speakers will discuss critical aspects of the ecosystem, providing insights on the current manufacturing challenges and what is being done to address them. Panel sessions will provide a unique opportunity for speakers and the audience to propose and review ways to strengthen collaborations across the ecosystem and to build a more effective manufacturing supply chain. The workshop is especially suited to those interested in providing integrated photonic manufacturing services and to the users of these services.


OIDA Market Update Reception

5 February 2019, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

OIDA Market Update Reception


OIDA Executive Forum on the Exploding Role of Optics in Sensing

14 May 2018, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Who should attend: • Business development and strategic marketing staff from industry, including large companies and start-ups • Private and corporate investors • Program managers and research directors from government funding and research agencies • Directors from university centers Theme: The Executive Forum-style event aims to match applications needing improvement with promising early-stage technologies to lead eventually to commercial solutions in a range of sectors, spanning consumer to industrial markets. While the ultimate activity is “matchmaking” with this end in mind, the workshop will focus on segments within the field that have particular promise today, such as Smart Cities, mobility and automation, Big Data and AI, and manufacturing issues related to these products. Some key questions for discussion will be: • What is needed from the photonics industry? What are the problems that optics and photonics can have the greatest impact? • What are the enabling technologies that have the most promise? • What are the bottlenecks or “showstoppers” among photonics technologies today, and potential solutions?


2018 OIDA Executive Forum

12 March 2018, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Held every year in conjunction with OFC, the OSA Executive Forum features C-level panelists in an informal, uncensored setting discussing the latest issues facing companies in the business.


2018 OIDA Workshop on Scalable Integrated Photonics for 5G and IoT

11 March 2018, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Fifth generation (5G) wireless and the Internet of Things (IoT) are introducing a wide range of new  applications that will depend on performance enhancements across multiple dimensions, including low  latency, high capacity, and enhanced resilience. Densification of network access points and capacity will  be essential to achieving these performance advances and increased functionality. Standards groups are  calling for bandwidth densities as high as 10 Tb/s/km2. High speed access points fulfilling this bandwidth  density will be challenged by footprint, power, and cost limitations on facilities that include street lights,  kiosks, and traffic lights.  Photonic devices provide capacity and latency that can meet the demanding requirements of 5G and IoT  applications. Developing integrated photonic devices that can scale to high volume manufacturing while  meeting the tight power and cost constraints promise to open up these rapidly growing markets to  photonic devices.   This workshop will examine this opportunity for integrated photonics through plenary and invited talks by  leading experts in the field covering the following topics:  The 5G and IoT markets as they related to integrated photonic devices—where are the largest  opportunities and where is the low hanging fruit for photonics to have impact? Overview of the  high level business and technical metrics that integrated photonics needs to meet for these  applications.   Major themes and approaches used in 5G and IoT that are relevant to photonic systems. Learn  about cloud radio access networks, CPRI, radio over fiber, NFV and SDN.   In depth analysis of the major technical challenges related to scalable manufacturing, low power,  and low cost of integrated photonics in emerging 5G and IoT applications. Including presentations  of the state of the art technologies.   Reports from large international R&D programs on integrated photonics and their strategies for  5G and IoT.   The workshop is targeted at companies and innovators considering or already investing in integrated  photonics to meet their future product requirements, and who need to understand key manufacturing  challenges and how they can be addressed. 


OIDA Webinar: New Milestones in Coherent Optical Performance

On Demand

13 December 2017, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

This webinar will focus on these and other recent performance milestones enabled by advanced coherent technologies, from both real-world deployments and research demonstrations


OIDA Funding Accelerator Speed Meetings: SBIR/STTR

14 November 2017, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The OIDA Funding Accelerator Speed Meetings: SBIR/STTR focusing on optics and photonics funding, will be held in Washington, DC on 14 November 2017. This event will give U.S. companies with less than 500 employees an opportunity to meet one-on-one with program officers from multiple U.S. federal agencies, all in one place, in one day - minimizing your time investment and increasing your chances for new government funding. This OIDA event will give you an insider perspective on what agencies are looking to fund; as well as provide you with up-to-date information on each agency's SBIR/STTR funding process, and how you can enhance your probability of success. In addition, the event will help government agencies better understand what OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) members can offer and how the optics and photonics technologies can help them meet their goals. This event is exclusive to OIDA Members. For more information and to secure your company's reservation, please e-mail OSA Director of Corporate Membership, Andrew Dougherty at adougherty@osa.org to RSVP.


OIDA 2017 Executive Forum

20 March 2017, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Held every year in conjunction with OFC, the OSA Executive Forum features C-level panelists in an informal, uncensored setting discussing the latest issues facing companies in the business.


OIDA 2017 Executive Forum

20 March 2017, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Held every year in conjunction with OFC, the OSA Executive Forum features C-level panelists in an informal, uncensored setting discussing the latest issues facing companies in the business.


OIDA Workshop on Manufacturing Trends for Integrated Photonics

19 March 2017, 8:08 AM - 8:00 PM

Integrated photonics presents significant opportunities to develop compact and highly functional systems for a range of communication and sensor applications. However, it has unique manufacturing challenges which can limit its commercial exploitation. These challenges are most apparent during the transition from research prototyping to product development and volume manufacture, often referred to as ‘the valley of death’.


OIDA Funding Accelerator Speed Meetings: SBIR/STTR

17 November 2016, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The OIDA Funding Accelerator Speed Meetings: SBIR/STTR focusing on optics and photonics funding, will be held in Washington, DC on 17 November 2016. This event will give U.S. companies with less than 500 employees an opportunity to meet one-on-one with program officers from multiple U.S. federal agencies, all in one place, in one day — minimizing your time investment and increasing your chances for new government funding.


Applied Industrial Optics (AIO)

25 July 2016, 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Advances in optical technologies and their use in commercial applications. Recent advances in applied optics have resulted in technological breakthroughs with significant commercial implications. The environmental, defense, oil & gas, food & beverage, medical, and pharmaceutical industries are just a few of the sectors that are consistently pushing the boundaries in applied industrial optics (AIO). At AIO, researchers with experience in overcoming the challenges of deploying and commercializing new technology meet research groups striving to get their technology out of the lab. In addition to traditional presentations, AIO hosts panel sessions aimed at fostering dialog and new collaborations amongst attendees. Topic categories include: instrumentation, metrology, imaging systems, applied spectroscopy, wearable devices, clinical diagnostics, harsh environment systems, and emerging laser, fiber, and photonic technologies.


2016 OSA Executive Forum

21 March 2016, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Held every year in conjunction with OFC, the OSA Executive Forum features C-level panelists in an informal, uncensored setting discussing the latest issues facing companies in the business.


OIDA Workshop on Integrated Photonics High Volume Packaging

20 March 2016, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Learn New Strategies to Develop Your Integrated Photonics High Volume Packaging Roadmap


Webinar: Export Control Reform Proposed Rule Updates

8 March 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Webinar: The Next Generation of Coherent Optical

2 March 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Coherent detection and digital signal processing have led to a new and exciting paradigm in optical fiber communications, as they provide a substantial improvement in transport system capacity and functionality. Optical networking, and in particular the use of super-channel wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology, is the ideal way to efficiently transport extremely large amounts of data over long-haul terrestrial and subsea networks.


OSA Start-up Series: Plug and Play IoT Expo

10 December 2015, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

OSA is partnering with Plug and Play, a business accelerator that specializes in growing tech startups, to provide startup companies who have innovative optics and photonics technologies with a unique opportunity to find the funding they need to accelerate their business growth.


OIDA Workshop on State of the Art Integrated Photonics

3 November 2015, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

This workshop continues a series of OIDA workshops that reviews the state of the art in photonic integration. It aims to address several questions related to the limits of commercialization of integrated photonics:


SBIR Photonics Funding Accelerator

2 November 2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Optical Society (OSA) will host a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding accelerator event on 02 November 2015. This meeting will bring together industry entrepreneurs and government agencies with the purpose of directing the development and funding of new advancements in photonics. SBIR programs are the U.S. government’s largest source of early stage research and development (R&D) funding for small business. During this meeting, members of The Optical Society will learn how to participate in and compete for funding and engage in Federal R&D programs and to commercialize photonics innovations. SBIR events, like this one, are a coveted opportunity for those involved in the advanced technology communities, including women- and minority-owned firms.

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