• Technical Conference:  16 – 20 September 2018
  • Science & Industry Showcase:  18 – 19 September 2018

2017 Plenary & Visionary Speakers

Visionary Speakers

Plenary Speakers

  • Laura Cadonati

    Laura Cadonati

    Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


  • Jason Eichenholz

    Jason Eichenholz

    Luminar Technologies, USA

Advocacy Special Event: The Rush Hour

  • Rush D. Holt

    Rush D. Holt

    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), USA

Visionary Speakers

Majed Chergui Michael Godwin Evelyn Hu Wilhelm Kaenders Jungsang Kim
Scott McEldowney Vladimir M. Shalaev Marc Taubenblatt James K. Thompson  


  • Majed Chergui

    Majed Chergui

    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

    Theme: Laser Science Frontiers in X-ray Laser Spectroscopy

  • Michael Godwin

    Michael Godwin

    OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, USA

    Theme: Automotive
    Talk: Digital Lighting Trends in Automotive Applications: Bits, Bytes and Photons

  • Evelyn Hu

    Evelyn Hu

    Harvard University, USA 

    Theme: Nanophotonics and Plasmonics

  • Wilhelm Kaenders

    Wilhelm Kaenders

    TOPTICA Photonics AG, Germany

  • Jungsang Kim

    Jungsang Kim

    Duke University and IonQ, Inc., USA

    Theme: Optics in Computing

  • Scott McEldowney

    Scott McEldowney

    Oculus Research, USA

    Theme: Virtual Reality and Augmented Vision
    Talk: Building the Vision for Autonomous Mobility

  • Vladimir M. Shalaev

    Vladimir M. Shalaev

    Purdue University and Birck Nanotechnology Center, USA

    Theme: Laser Science Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

  • Marc Taubenblatt

    Marc Taubenblatt

    IBM, USA

    Theme: Optics in Computing

  • James K. Thompson

    James K. Thompson

    University of Colorado at Boulder JILA, USA

    Theme: Laser Science Novel Lasers

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