• 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.
 

 
Tuesday
15 May
Theater I Theater II Show Floor
  Exhibit Hall Open 10:00 – 17:00
10:00 - 10:30 Plenary Speaker Meet & Greet I
10:15 – 10:45
   
10:30 - 11:00 Product Showcase: Class 5 Photonics  
10:30 – 11:00
 
11:00 - 11:30      
11:30 - 12:00     Lunch & Poster Session 
11:30 – 13:00
12:00 - 12:30    
12:30 - 13:00    
13:00 - 13:30 A&T Topical Review on Advanced Applications of Laser Radar and Remote Sensing I
13:00 – 15:00
A&T Topical Review on Advances in Supercontinuum Technologies I
13:00 – 15:00
 
13:30 - 14:00  
14:00 - 14:30  
14:30 - 15:00  
15:00 - 15:30      
15:30 - 16:00   Hot Opportunities in Optics and Photonics
15:30 – 17:00
Meet the OSA Editors Reception 
15:30 – 17:00
16:00 - 16:30  
16:30 - 17:00  
 
Wednesday
16 May
Theater I Theater II Show Floor
  Exhibit Hall Open 10:00 – 17:00
10:00 - 10:30 Plenary Speaker Meet & Greet II
10:15 – 10:45
   
10:30 - 11:00 Commercial Applications for Mid - IR and Terahertz Optics and Photonics  
10:30 – 12:00
 
11:00 - 11:30    
11:30 - 12:00   Lunch & Poster Session 
11:30 – 13:00
12:00 - 12:30    
12:30 - 13:00    
13:00 - 13:30 A&T Topical Review on Advanced Applications of Laser Radar and Remote Sensing II  
13:00 – 15:00
A&T Topical Review on Advances in Supercontinuum Technologies II  
13:00 – 15:00
 
13:30 - 14:00  
14:00 - 14:30  
14:30 - 15:00  
15:00 - 15:30      
15:30 - 16:00      
16:00 - 16:30      
16:30 - 17:00       
 
Thursday
17 May
Theater I Theater II Show Floor
  Exhibit Hall Open 10:00 – 15:00
10:00 - 10:30 Technology Transfer Program 
10:15 – 13:00
   
10:30 - 11:00    
11:00 - 11:30    
11:30 - 12:00   Poster Session  
11:30 – 13:00
12:00 - 12:30  
12:30 - 13:00   Lunch  
12:30 – 14:00
13:00 - 13:30    
13:30 - 14:00    

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 Theater I
Meet CLEO Plenary speakers, ask questions and network with your colleagues.

Tuesday, 15 May, 10:15 – 10:45

Wednesday, 16 May, 10:15 – 10:45

Meet the OSA Editors Reception

Tuesday, 15 May, 15:30 – 17:00
Exhibit Hall 3, Matchmaking & Events Booth #2425

Join OSA Publishing’s journal editors for conversation and ice cream. 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.
 

Daily Exhibit Hall 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! 

techplayground
A select number of exhibitors are participating in the techplayground 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. [more]

 

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