• Technical Conference:  31 October – 04 November 2021
  • Science & Industry Showcase:  02 – 03 November 2021

Program & Speakers

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Join the Visionaries at FiO + LS

The meeting unites The Optical Society (OSA) and American Physical Society (APS) communities for five days of quality, cutting-edge presentations, fascinating invited speakers and a variety of special events. 


Conference Themes

The Technical Conference is supplemented by three themes that leverage the intersection between science and applications— the end result is intended to illustrate the research within the technology. 

2021 Themes: Connecting Research and Applications

  • Autonomous Systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Vision

Visionary Speakers

Plenary and invited speakers will still be an essential part of the technical program. However, a new category, visionary speakers, has been added to the mix. These individuals come from within and beyond the optics and photonics community — each equipped to provide insight into cutting-edge advances related to the four conference themes.


As befitting the OSA Annual Meeting, all members will be given the ability to present a contributed paper.

E-poster sessions are virtual events scheduled to provide an opportunity for selected papers to be presented in greater visual detail and should facilitate vivid discussions with attendees. All posters will be displayed in gallery view with search features by keyword, topic category, presentation times, and a flag displaying any poster presenters available for real-time communication. Each poster will have a dedicated page that will include a 3-minute poster preview and/or poster PDF, as well as an embedded chat window displaying the chat dialog.