• Technical Conference: 

    15 – 20 May 2022

  • Exhibition: 

    17 – 19 May 2022

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

The purpose of this Task Force is to find ways to expand and focus diversity and inclusivity efforts at the CLEO conference with the goals of improving innovation and technical excellence by fostering community vitality, openness and inclusion.


The Task Force aims to reach the following diversity targets for the CLEO program:

Diverse members, speakers and panelists are currently defined as persons other than cisgender, heterosexual, able-bodied, white men. Targets will be measured on a 3-year rolling average basis and should roughly comprise an overlapping representation of 33% women, 20% geographical diversity, and 15% racial/ethnic minorities. The definition of diverse members and targets will be periodically re-evaluated based on changes to diversity and inclusion standards and to ensure that the technical excellence of the conference is being upheld.


  • Steering Committee (33% by 2024, 50% by 2026)
  • General Chairs (33% by 2024, 50% by 2026)
  • Program Chairs (33% by 2024, 50% by 2026)
  • Sub-committee Chairs (33% by 2024, 50% by 2026)
  • Committee Members (33% by 2024, 50% by 2026)
  • Plenary Speakers (50% by 2024)
  • Invited Talks (33% by 2024, 50% by 2026)
  • Tutorial Speakers (20% by 2024, 33% by 2026)
  • Workshop Panelists: (33% by 2024, 50% by 2026)
  • D&I Task Force Members: (50%)
  • Short List for CLEO Award Winners (30% by 2024)

Recruitment to the Task Force is open to the community at large. New members may be considered for membership on the Task Force in June of each year.


CLEO Diversity & Inclusion Task Force Members

Peter Andersen, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark 

Ben Eggleton, University of Syndey, Australia 

Tara Fortier, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Michael Mielke, Iradion Laser Inc., USA

Irina Novikova, College of William & Mary, USA 

Viktor Podolskiy, University of Massachusettes, Lowell, USA

Rohit Prativadi Prasankumar, Los Alamos National Lab., USA

Stephanie Tomasulo, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA