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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!

Check back frequently as new events are continually being posted. Past events—both live and virtual/on-demand—can be viewed by clicking the “Past Events” tab below.

Disclaimer: Responsibility for the content of a webinar and any related materials rests upon the presenters, not The Optical Society. It should not be assumed their views are endorsed by or represent the position of the society.​

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Past Industry Programs

 

The journey to higher precision freeform optics

On Demand

18 February 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Freeform optical surfaces have been offering optical designers and system integrators the ability to design lighter weight, off-axis and more compact systems for over three decades. Manufacturing innovations are gradually increasing the availability of precision freeform optics. This talk will overview examples of challenges and successes that have been encountered in the manufacturing, testing, and aligning of freeforms, highlighting the importance of partnership between optical designers, fabricators and system integrators in the process


Optical Biopsy with Gabor Domain Optical Coherence Microscopy

On Demand

17 February 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Breaking the cellular resolution limit of optical coherence tomography, Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy achieves an isotropic 2-micron resolution in 3D, opening the path towards optical biopsy.


Enhancing Wireless Communications with Photonics

On Demand

17 February 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

With the increase in demand for bandwidth, the current wireless communication networks are reaching a bottleneck. Microwave photonics (MWP), which combines the advantages of microwave electronics and photonics thus enabling larger bandwidths and increased flexibility has the potential to release this bottleneck. In this webinar, I will introduce the world of MWP and will highlight how it can be a driving force for next-generation communications. I will then outline our recent efforts to solve some of the current challenges using on-chip photonic devices


Vision- and Sensor-based Human Activity Recognition

On Demand

17 February 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Globally, research activities on healthcare, elderly support, smart homes, activity of daily living (ADL) are progressing rapidly due to the advent of IoT sensor-based systems and devices. There is a huge progress recently on vision-based activity and gait analysis – because of the availability of GPUs and the intense involvement of deep learning-based methodologies. However, the challenges are complex and diversified, and hence, the progress in these domains are still constrained by a number of genuine challenges. In this webinar, these scopes and challenges will be summarized and some way outs will be outlined.


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.


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.


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?

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