Technical Conference:
14 – 19 May 2017
CLEO:EXPO:
16 – 18 May 2017

Special Events

Make Valuable Connections. 

CLEO offers opportunities, both formal and informal, to meet and network with other attendees. Unless otherwise noted, all events occur at the San Jose Convention Center.

The Modern Job Search + The Art of Networking
Mentorship & Communication in Optics
Understanding Unconscious Bias
Diversity & Inclusion in Optics and Photonics Reception
OSA Technical Group Poster Sessions
OIDA VIP Industry Leaders Speed Meetings Lunch
OSA Optoelectronics Technical Group Special Talk
March for Science: Scientists + Advocacy
Jump-start a Career in Data Science
Meet the OSA Editors’ Reception
Conference Reception and Poster Session
Poster Sessions
OSA Members, Family and Friends Event
OSA Nanophotonics Technical Group 20x20 Talks
Pizza Lunch Party
Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
Postdeadline Paper Sessions
Membership Booths & Activities
 

The Modern Job Search + The Art of Networking

Sunday, 14 May, 13:00 – 16:30 (2 sessions)
Winchester Room, Hilton San Jose

Isaiah Hankel works with hundreds of graduate students and postdocs daily assisting them to transition to industry by first showing them how to present themselves as business professionals. These programs will provide you with a strong understanding of what it takes to have a tailored industry resume and how to showcase your transferable skills.

Session Schedule

Session 1: The Modern Job Search: 13:00 – 14:30
Using online profiles to maximize the effectiveness of the job seeking/transition process. Hiring managers use LinkedIn to determine whether they will bring in a candidate for an interview, this topic will cover all the key elements of the LinkedIn profile and how each section should be used to strategically maximize its impact. In addition, we will show candidates how to use LinkedIn algorithms to support their job search, and sell themselves to perspective employers.
 
Session 2: Networking: An Art & Science: 15:00 – 16:30
This section is created based on the networking strategies of some of the most strategic networkers in the world and also goes into the science of building rapport and why this is important for the job seeking professional. While this topic tends to be popular, it seems people are still not using it effectively and thus we have detailed specific action steps job seekers can take, and specific scripts to use while networking.

Workshops are complimentary for OSA Members. There is limited space at each. RSVP online at CLEO Special Event: Cheeky Scientist.

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Mentorship & Communication in Optics

Monday, 15 May, 10:30 – 12:00
Winchester Room, Hilton San Jose

This interactive program will help you explore communication skills that can be beneficial in navigating a professional mentorship relationship.
 
This program is complimentary for OSA Members. There is limited space and we ask that you RSVP online at CLEO Special Event: Mentorship & Communication in Optics.
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Understanding Unconscious Bias

Monday, 15 May, 14:00 –15:30 & 16:00 – 17:30 (2 sessions)
Winchester Room, Hilton San Jose

Research demonstrates that we all have unconscious biases. These biases can result in best and brightest talent made to feel unwelcome, invisible, and not important to the success of the organization. This training will explore concepts and engage participants to better understand implicit bias, increase awareness and understanding the impact on organizational culture and identify ways to promote greater engagement with diversity and inclusion.

There is limited space and we ask that you RSVP online at CLEO Special Event: Understanding Unconcious Bias.
 
Hosted by: This inclusive event has been organized by OSA, IEEE and APS
 

Diversity & Inclusion in Optics and Photonics Reception

Monday, 15 May, 17:30 – 18:30
Market Room, Hilton San Jose

Join us for a reception to connect with the optics and photonics community to discuss diversity in the field. Come to learn, share and engage with colleagues around this important topic. Please complete this brief RSVP to let us know you will attend.
 
Hosted by: This inclusive event has been organized by OSA, IEEE and APS.
 

OSA Technical Group Poster Sessions

Monday, 15 May, 19:00 – 20:00
Room 230B
 
Join the OSA Technical Groups for a series of focused poster sessions, bringing together students and colleagues for an opportunity to share their latest research findings and exchange ideas. After listening to the poster presentations and connecting with fellow attendees over refreshments, you’ll have a chance to cast your vote for the best poster from each of the four participating technical groups. Among the technical groups participating this year will be the Optical Material Studies Technical Group, the Photonic Detection Technical Group, the Ultrafast Optical Phenomena Technical Group and the Quantum Optical Science and Technology Technical Group.
 

OIDA VIP Industry Leaders Speed Meetings Lunch:

Connecting Corporate Executives, Young Professionals & Students
Tuesday, 16 May, 12:00 – 13:30
Exhibit Hall, Booth#1236 
Sponsored by 

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.

Participating Executives will include (check back soon for more names):
Steven Butcher, Director of Marketing, Coherent, USA
G. Groot Gregory, Technical Marketing Director, Synopsys, USA
Henry Kapteyn, CEO & Founder, KMLabs, Inc., USA
Leslie Kimerling, CEO & Co-Founder, Double Helix, USA
Michael Mielke, Director of Engineering, Lumentum, USA
Giacomo Vacca, President, Kinetic River Corp., USA

If you have any questions about this event or are a Student or Recent Graduate and interested in attending, please email vipevents@osa.org.
 

OSA Optoelectronics Technical Group Special Talk

Tuesday, 16 May, 12:00 – 13:30
Willow Glenn, Marriott
 
Join the Optoelectronics Technical Group for Toward Attojoule Optoelectronics, a special lunch event featuring a talk from David Miller of Stanford University. An RSVP is required for this technical group event as lunch will be provided. Contact TGactivities@osa.org to register, pending availability.
 

March for Science: Scientists + Advocacy

Tuesday, 16 May, 13:30 – 15:00
Room 111

Participate in this panel discussion from scientists who came together to bring the March for Science to life bringing advocacy of science to the international conversation. 

This program is complimentary for OSA Members. There is limited space and we ask that you RSVP online.
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Jump-start a Career in Data Science

Tuesday, 16 May, 16:00 – 17:30
Room 111

Have you been looking to utilize your degree in a unique way? Come learn how to jump-start a career in data science by professionals in the field.

This program is complimentary for OSA Members. There is limited space and we ask that you RSVP online.
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Meet the OSA Editors Reception

Tuesday, 16 May, 17:00 – 18:30
Market Terrace
Join OSA Publishing’s Journal Editors for conversation and refreshments. The Editors welcome your questions, concerns and ideas for any of OSA’s Journals. Topics that can be covered include best practices when submitting a manuscript; elements of a useful manuscript review; criteria editors look for in submitted manuscripts; and the process to propose a Feature Issue topic for publication in an OSA Journal. All are welcome.
 

Conference Reception and Poster Session

Tuesday, 16 May, 18:00 – 19:30
Sponsored by

Enjoy a festive evening with your colleagues, while intermingling with the exhibitors and viewing the first poster session. Full conference technical attendees will receive drink tickets with their registration material and a cash bar will also be available to purchase drinks. The reception is open to all attendees and badges must be worn to enter the reception.
 

Poster Sessions

Tuesday, 16 May, 18:00 – 19:30
Wednesday, 17 May, 10:00 – 12:00
Thursday, 18 May, 11:30 – 13:00
Exhibit Halls 1, 2 & 3

Poster Sessions are an integral part of the Technical program. Each author is provided with a board with six-foot-high by four-foot-wide (183cm x128cm) of usable space on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper. Authors should remain in the vicinity of their presentation board for the duration of the sessions to answer questions from attendees. Authors may set up one hour prior to their assigned session and must remove their poster one hour following the session. Authors may submit their poster PDF to cstech@osa. org for publication.
 

OSA Members, Family and Friends Event - Computer History Museum

Wednesday, 17 May, 10:00 – 12:45
Shuttle transportation will depart from the Hilton’s Almaden Avenue entrance at 10:15
 
Located in Mountain View, CA, the Computer History Museum holds a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebrating of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, photographs, oral histories, and moving images.
 
OSA members and their guests are invited to attend a one-hour docent-led tour, which includes exhibits on autonomous vehicles, an IBM demo lab, as well as the first 2,000 years of computing. Advanced registration is required as there are limited spots, please email pwimmer@osa.org to RSVP.
 

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour

Wednesday, 17 May, 16:30 – 18:30 
Exhibit Halls 1, 2 & 3

Don’t miss the Exhibit Hall Happy Hour! This will be a perfect time to relax after a full day of sessions by walking the show floor, networking with exhibitors and colleagues. The happy hour is open to all attendees. Badges must be worn to enter the exhibit hall.
 

OSA Nanophotonics Technical Group 20x20 Talks

Wednesday, 17 May, 18:00 – 19:00
Executive Ballroom 210A
 
The OSA Nanophotonics Technical Group is proud to host their first 20x20 Talks session at CLEO! This special session introduces a new platform for presenting members’ research innovation in a creative and concise fashion that differs from the usual oral or poster session. Selected participants will showcase their research in a presentation of 20 images, in which each image is displayed for 20 seconds. Presenters will talk along to the images as the slides advance automatically. Immediately following the presentations, attendees are invited to join the Nanophotonics Technical Group for a small reception where they can network with colleagues over refreshments.
 

Pizza Lunch Party

Thursday, 18 May, 11:30 – 13:30
Exhibit Halls 1, 2 & 3

Freshly-baked pizza will be available in the Exhibit Hall.  Join your colleagues on the show floor to enjoy a slice, and, while you’re there, make sure to take advantage of the final networking opportunity with the exhibitors. Complimentary with Exhibits Pass Plus registration.
 

Postdeadline Paper Sessions

Thursday, 18 May, 20:00 – 22:00
Locations announced in the Postdeadline Paper Digest

The Technical Program Committee has accepted a limited number of postdeadline papers for oral presentation. The purpose of postdeadline papers is to give participants the opportunity to hear new and significant materials in rapidly advancing areas.
 

Membership Booths & Activities

American Physical Society Booth
Location: Lobby 3
The American Physical Society (APS) is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 54,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C. Please stop by our booth near registration to learn more about APS programs, services, and world class journals

IEEE Photonics Society Booth and Member Lounge
IEEE Member Lounge
Location: Lobby 6 & 7
 
IEEE members are welcome to visit the IEEE Member Lounge sponsored by the IEEE Photonics Society, located near CLEO Registration. Come to the IEEE members-only lounge to sit down, relax, grab a snack and connect to the internet. Not a member? Learn more about how you can join IEEE Photonics by stopping by the lounge or society booth.
 
Lounge Dates/Hours: 
Monday: 10:00 – 16:00
Tuesday: 10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 16:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 14:00
 
IEEE Photonics Society
Location: Lobby 5
 
The IEEE Photonics Society is the professional home for a global network of scientists and engineers who represent the laser, optoelectronics and photonics community. IEEE Photonics provides its members with professional growth opportunities, publishes journals, sponsors conferences and supports local chapter and student activities around the world. Visit the IEEE Photonics Society booth, near registration, for more information on how to volunteer and/or become a member.

The Optical Society Booth
Location: Exhibit Hall, Booth #1221
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world.
 
Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions that power achievements in the science of light. More than 20,000 OSA Members, residing in over 100 countries and spanning academia, government and industry, call OSA their professional home.
 
Stop by to meet OSA staff, and learn more about our publications, conferences and meetings, and membership for individuals and companies.
 
The OSA Member Lounge
Location: Lobby 1
OSA Members are invited to take a brief respite from the conference at the Member Lounge. Whether it’s to plan your schedule, meet up with other members or print your boarding pass, the lounge offers comfortable seating, light refreshments, coffee service and a computer/printer.
 
Schedule:
Monday: 10:00 – 16:00
Tuesday: 10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 16:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 15:00

 

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