• Technical Conference:  13 – 18 May 2018
  • Exhibition: 15 – 17 May 2018

Exhibit Hall & Activities

The 2018 CLEO:EXPO Offers a Re-engineered Experience

A world-class exhibition just got some major enhancements for 2018. The centerpiece of CLEO:EXPO is still a  world-class exhibition, which affords opportunities to meet with representatives from 200 global companies. In addition, there are new show floor programs and networking opportunities to introduce you to current market trends and tips on commercializing emerging technologies. And, best of all, you can attend CLEO:EXPO for free. Learn how to register for the "Exhibits Pass Plus" option.

All times reflect Pacific Time Zone.
Schedule subject to change.
13 May
14 May
15 May
16 May
17 May
18 May


Exhibition     10:00​​–​​17:00 10:00–17:00 10:00–15:00  
Industry Focus     10:30–12:00
Plenary Speaker Meet & Greet     10:15–10:45 10:15–10:45    
Poster Sessions     11:30–13:00 11:30–13:00 11:30–13:00  
Sandwiches/Pizza Lunch     11:30-13:00 11:30-13:00 12:30–14:00  
Select Applications & Technology Topical Reviews     13:00–15:00 13:00–15:00    
Technology Transfer Program         10:15–13:00  

Show Floor Programs

Industry Focus [NEW]
A penetrating look at the latest trends in the photonics marketplace and a forum to discuss new products, emerging technologies and markets. Program content is organized around products and services that have played an important role in the industry or have potential as a future business opportunity. A key program feature is a survey of market trends and market sector outlook in select areas.
Technology Transfer Program 
Learn more about the licensing process; funding, entrepreneurship, technology transfer and intellectual property.The program, comprised of a keynote, a tutorial and a pitch panel, is supplemented by a curated exhibition of license-ready technologies at tabletop displays.
Technical Sessions [NEW]
It's only fitting that research with an applications focus should be presented alongside industry representation. New for 2018, Applications & Technology technical sessions will be presented on the show floor.

These sessions are open to all attendees:

Poster Sessions
Engage with CLEO presenters one-on-one and view research in greater visual detail. New for 2018, we're introducing dynamic e-posters, which provide additional opportunities for visual and  multimedia content.

Plenary Speakers: Meet & Greet
Exhibit Hall
Meet CLEO Plenary speakers, ask questions and network with your colleagues.

Tuesday, 15 May, 10:30 – 11:00

Wednesday, 16 May, 10:30 – 11:00

Daily Attendee Lunches [NEW]
Many a business deal has started with "Let's do lunch." New for 2018, complimentary lunch service is provided in the exhibit hall — offering more networking opportunities.
Meet Exhibitors. Qualify for One Hundred Bucks! 

Technology Playground
A select number of exhibitors are participating in the Technology Playground competition. Using the game card placed in your attendee bag (obtained at Registration), stop by participating exhibitor booths to hear about their products and services. They'll stamp your card; and when you've met with all of them, you'll be entered into a daily drawing to win a $100 gift card. 


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