Keynote Speakers:

Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides & Materials

Jacques Albert, Carleton UniversityCanada 
Tilted Fiber Bragg Gratings with Plasmonic and Near Zero Permittivity Coatings for Biochemical Sensing

Novel Optical Materials and Applications

Headshot of Keynote Speaker F. Omer IldayF. Omer Ilday, Bilkent UniversitesiTurkey 
Nonlinearity Engineering: From Mode-locked Lasers to Complex Laser-material Interactions

Headshot of Keynote Speaker Stefan MaierStefan Maier, Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom 
Charge Transfer in Nanoplasmonics as an Avenue for Control of Chemical SERS Enhancement and Molecular Self-assembly  

Photonic Networks and Devices

Headshot of Keynote Speaker Hamid HemmatiHamid Hemmati, Facebook Inc.United States 
Internet Connectivity for the World's 3.8 Billion Unconnected   

Tutorial Speakers:

 Novel Optical Materials and Applications

Headshot of Tutorial Speaker Dragomir NeshevDragomir Neshev, Australian National UniversityAustralia 
Optical Dielectric Metasurfaces - Fundamentals and Applications

Headshot of Tutorial Speaker Seok-Hyun YunSeok-Hyun Yun, Harvard Medical SchoolUnited States 
Light in Diagnosis, Therapy, and Surgery  

Specialty Optical Fibers

Headshot of Tutorial Speaker Jonathan KnightJonathan Knight, University of BathUnited Kingdom 
Outperforming Conventional Optical Fibers using a Hollow Core

Headshot of Tutorial Speaker Jens LimpertJens Limpert, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaGermany 
Ultra-large Mode Area Fibers for High Power Lasers