The Incubator Program was created to provide unique and focused experiences, providing researchers, engineers and business leaders in niche fields a valuable opportunity to meet and discuss advances, challenges and opportunities regarding their research. OSA Incubators:
- Target emerging topics and fields that do not have the critical mass needed to support an OSA topical meeting structure.
- Function to further the interest and support of promising topic areas, assessing the broader implications of the topic for future research and application.
- Explore possibilities for greater inclusion and propagation of the topic into peer-reviewed topical meeting and/or congresses or conferences.
- Encourage extensive formal and informal discussion while establishing a sense of community among participants.
- Offer a valuable means of disseminating information and ideas in a way that cannot be achieved through the usual channels of communication—publications and presentations at large scientific meetings.
Propose a New Incubator
OSA continuously strives to expand the incubator program to examine new and burgeoning topics. Please use this form to propose an Incubator you would be interested in hosting or a topic area you would recommend OSA explore.
Read blog posts on past Incubators.
|Big Data in Cultural Heritage Imaging
2-4 May 2018
OSA Headquarters, Washington, DC
John Delaney, National Gallery of Art, United States
Martin Fischer, Duke University, United States
David Saunders, British Museum, United Kingdom
Integrated Photonics in the Mid-IR Incubator
20-22 May 2018
OSA Headquarters, Washington DC
Garo Khanarian, Consultant
Robert Norwood, University of Arizona
Brandon Shaw, US Naval Research Laboratory