• Technical Conference & Virtual Exhibits:  31 October – 04 November 2021



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Submission deadline: Wednesday, 7 July, noon, 12:00 EDT (UTC-04:00)

Steps to Prepare Your Submission

  1. Determine in which submission category your research fits. The organization of Technical Conference content rests firmly (and recognizably) on the foundation of OSA Technical Divisions.

  2. Determine which presentation mode is best for you and your work. Papers can be submitted to be considered for oral presentation or e-poster.  

  3. ​​Understand the paper submission requirements and guidelines.

  4. Submit your abstract and summary description before deadline listed above. 

Why Submit a Paper?

Get Published
Accepted and presented papers are published in OSA Publishing's Digital Library, indexed in Ei Compendex and Scopus and tagged to facilitate results in Google Scholar and its search engine.

Get the Most From Membership
FiO, the OSA Annual Meeting, is intended to be inclusive and diverse — which is why all OSA Members will be given the ability to present a contributed paper.

Get Recognized
Present in front of a supportive, international audience of peers, colleagues and other OSA Members. In 2019, over 1,200 attendees came from more than 60 countries.

Get Inspired
As a presenter, you're also an attendee. You'll have numerous opportunities, formal and informal, to meet, network and engage with other presenters and attendees — leaders from academia, industry and government.