• Technical Conference & Virtual Exhibits:  14 – 17 September 2020

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An All-virtual Format for the 2020 Conference

The health and safety of our conference attendees is always of primary importance, and especially so in this current environment. OSA and APS/DLS, after assessing health and travel advisories related to COVID-19, have decided to present this year’s conference as scheduled, but in an all-virtual, web conference format.

Technical sessions will be presented live from the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (EDT, GMT-04:00) with a recorded archive available later for on-demand viewing.

Contributing authors presenting an oral talk or poster will pay a US$ 100 publishing fee. There is no cost to participate as an attendee.


What Will be Presented Online?

All participants will receive access to the live technical sessions, recorded/archived content AND the Technical Digest. Access includes:

  • Plenary sessions and Visionary talks
  • All technical sessions (including invited speakers, contributed oral and poster presentations and postdeadline papers)
  • Select industry-based, “show floor” programs
  • Special events

The Virtual Presentation

  • The virtual program will be presented live using the Zoom web conferencing platform.
  • Presentations will be a hybrid of prerecorded content and live presentations — dependent upon speaker preference.
  • All speakers will be given the opportunity to participate in Q&A during their session. The platform facilitates interactive, two-way communications between speakers and audience.
  • All technical sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants for on-demand, archived viewing.