Photonics in Switching and Computing

27 September 2021 – 29 September 2021
Optica Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight/Summer Time (UTC - 04:00)

Welcome to the Virtual Conference Speaker Service Center.

Here you will find information on important deadlines, presentation recording and formatting, upload instructions, presider guidelines and other items that you will need to read before attending the virtual conference.  

For more information about the all-virtual web conference format, visit the About page Visit the Speaker Resource page for information about how to record your presentation and a timeline of events.  Visit the Virtual Meeting Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about a variety of topics. 

The Zoom platform allows you to customize your virtual background in Settings/Virtual Background.

Note that virtual backgrounds work best when you present in front of a bare wall with no bright light behind you.

Zoom Practice Room

Prepare for your Zoom presentation in a stress-free environment. Use the Zoom Practice Room to rehearse, including sharing your screen, giving your presentation, advancing your slides and testing your mic and speakers for optimum participation during the meeting. Optica staff will be available to assist and answer questions.

Hours of operation are below:

Date Hours
Friday, 24 September 15:00 - 16:30 EDT (UTC - 04:00)
Monday, 27 September

07:30 - 09:00 EDT (UTC - 04:00)
15:30 - 17:00 EDT (UTC - 04:00)

Tuesday, 28 September 

07:30 - 08:30 EDT (UTC - 04:00)
14:00 - 15:30 EDT (UTC - 04:00)


To access the Zoom Practice Room during the hours of operation listed above, click here.