Technical Conference:
17 – 21 October 2016
Exhibition:
19 – 20 October 2016

Centennial & Special Events

Special Events at FiO/LS

Make Valuable Connections. Collaborate.

Join us for Frontiers in Optics in The Optical Society’s Centennial year. Held in Rochester, the birthplace of OSA, there will be an impressive lineup of special sessions and events. Check back as events are added.

AIM Photonics Northeast Supply Conference (NESCO)
Division of Laser Science Annual Business Meeting
Glass Art Contest & Auction
Meet the APS Journal Editors Reception
Optics & Energy: Reflections on the Past and Lighting the Future
OSA’s 100th Bash
OSA Annual Business Meeting
OSA Fellow Members Lunch
OSA Light the Future Speaker Series featuring Michio Kaku
Student Leadership Conference
Student Chapter Competition
VIP Industry Leaders Networking Event: Connecting Corporate Executives, Young Professionals & Students
Write the Future

Write the Future

Submission Deadline: 30 June

Share your vision of optics and photonics by creating a fictional story from 300-500 words. The winning story will be published in Optics and Photonics News and be recognized at FiO. All authors who submit a story will receive an OSA 100 commemorative gift. Entries go to writethefuture@osa.org.

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Student Leadership Conference

Monday, 17 October, 8:00 – 17:00
 
All OSA Student Chapters in good standing are invited to send a representative to this event. For more information, please visit osa.org/slc.

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OSA Fellow Members Lunch

Tuesday, 18 October, 12:00–13:15

OSA Fellow Members are invited to join their colleagues for lunch. Advance registration is required.  Contact the OSA Awards Office for more information (awards@osa.org).

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Optics & Energy: Reflections on the Past and Lighting the Future

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 18:00–19:00
 
Join the OSA Optics for Energy Technical Group for this special event highlighting the major milestones of the optics and energy partnership through the last century. Visionaries in the field will be invited to share their thoughts and provide insight into the future of energy-related research and applications. Brief presentations will be followed by informal discussions and networking over refreshments.

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Student Party

Tuesday, 18 October, 19:00 - 22:00
Stay tuned for more information!

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AIM Photonics Northeast Supply Conference (NESCO)

Wednesday, 19 October, 8:30–16:30
Hyatt Regency Rochester, Grand Ballroom Salons A-D

The AIM Photonics Northeast Supply Conference (NESCO) provides a stage for established Photonics supply chain companies, new and emerging innovators, industry leaders, strategic investors, and venture capitalists to discuss the needs and requirements of the industry’s future growth. Participants will gain insights into technology, capital, partnership, and collaboration strategies necessary for mutual success.

Who should attend?

  • Entrepreneurs involved or interested in Photonics innovation
  • Emerging Optics and Photonics companies seeking to network with technology partners and investors
  • Investment professionals from the angel, venture, corporate and institutional communities
  • R&D, purchasing, supply chain managers, and manufacturing senior executives from the Photonics industry

Registration information to come in the following weeks.
Questions? Please contact Frank Tolic at ftolic@sunypoly.edu

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Glass Art Contest & Auction

Hosted by the OSA Rochester Section (OSA-RS)
19-20 October during exhibit hours
Exhibit Hall
 
Optical fabricators and glass artists are invited to showcase their unique approaches to the design and manufacture of glass artwork. All pieces will be displayed in the Frontiers in Optics Exhibition Hall, 19 – 20 October, in a silent auction open to all attendees. Proceeds will go to OSA-RS to support The Optics Suitcase and The OSA Foundation to support Explore Optics Kit.
 
How You Can Participate:

  • Create and enter an original piece in the contest. Awards will be given in multiple categories.
  • Donate an existing piece for the silent auction.

Learn more about how you can contribute or donate.
Send an email to Jessica Nelson or Mike Naselaris no later than 19 August if you plan to submit art.

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Student Chapter Competition

Wednesday, 90 October, 14:30–16:00
Exhibit Hall
 
OSA challenges you to showcase your chapter’s best ideas for youth education outreach. This year’s competition will be co-hosted by the OSA Foundation and OSA Student Chapters at University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology. The challenge will be announced this summer- stay tuned for more information.

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Meet the APS Journal Editors Reception

Wednesday, October 19, 15:30 – 17:00

The Editors of the APS journals invite you to join them for conversation and light refreshments. The Editors will be available to answer questions, hear your ideas, and discuss any comments about the journals. All are welcome. We hope you will be able to join us.

Division of Laser Science Annual Business Meeting

Wednesday, October 19, 17:00–17:45

All members and interested parties are invited to attend the annual business meeting of the Division of Laser Science (DLS). The DLS officers will report on the activities of the past year and on plans for the future. Questions will be taken from the floor. This is your opportunity to help define the operations of the DLS and the LS Conference.

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OSA Annual Business Meeting

Wednesday, 19 October, 17:00–17:45
 
Learn more about OSA and join the OSA Board of Directors for the Society’s annual business meeting. An update on the Society’s 2015 activities will be presented and the results of the Board of Directors election will be announced.

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OSA 100th BASH

Wednesday, 19 October, 18:30–21:30

In celebration of the OSA Centennial, join OSA in acknowledging the innovators and inventions that inspire the future. This reception, open to all attendees, is sure to be a high point in a year of celebration.

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OSA Light the Future Speaker Series featuring Michio Kaku

Thursday, 20 October, 11:00–13:30

OSA Light the Future Speaker Series featuring Michio Kaku, futurist and theoretical physicist, City College of New York, with Sir Peter L. Knight, emeritus professor, Imperial College, London, OSA Fellow, 2004 President, and Stephen Fantone, Optikos Corporation, OSA Fellow. Join OSA as we celebrate our 100th anniversary with Light The Future speaker and science advocate Michio Kaku. Imagine self-driving cars, 3D printing and a billion pixel camera. One hundred years ago these inventions were unthinkable. Yet today, researchers and industry leaders around the globe are perfecting such innovations that once were the realm of science fiction. Dr. Kaku will share his vision of what discoveries lay ahead. For inquiries, please contact lightthefuture@osa.org.

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VIP Industry Leaders Networking Event: Connecting Corporate Executives, Young Professionals & Students

Thursday, 20 October, 12:30–14:00
Sponsored by  Go!Foton
 
This session brings together Industry Executives to share their business experience with Young Professionals, Recent Graduates and Students – how they started their careers, lessons learned and using their degree in an executive position. Informal networking during lunch is followed by a transition to “speed meetings” –  brief, small-group visits with each executive to discuss industry trends or career topics.

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