• Technical Conference: 

    09 – 14 May 2021

  • Exhibition: 

    10 – 14 May 2021

Program & Speakers


2,000+ technical sessions will be presentated at CLEO, including talks from more than 200 invited speakers, will cover 29 topic categories — from breakthrough ideas to real-world applications. Contibuted talks are rigorously peer reviewed by the CLEO Committees.


A&T Topical Reviews l Special Symposia l Workshops l Short CoursesSpecial Events

Applications & Technology Topical Reviews

Emphasizes significant recent advances in the application of photonics technologies to address current real world problems. Presentations by leaders in their fields highlight how important advances are being realized.


Special Symposia

Comprised of invited and contributed papers, on areas deemed to be topical and of special interest to conference attendees.


Provides convivial, interactive, open fora to address topics not covered by traditional presentations, but that are of interest and importance to the CLEO community. Workshops offer an informal format to enable open discussion between moderators and panels of specialists and the audience to address technical or strategic questions that may lack clear consensus.


Short Courses

Covers a broad range of topic areas at a variety of educational levels, and taught by highly-regarded industry experts on a number of subjects. Whether you choose a course designed for beginners or for more advanced instruction, the small size of each class gives you an excellent opportunity for personalized instruction. Registrants receive one copy of the Course Notes, which will be distributed onsite.


Special Events

Make the most of your attendance at CLEO with a range of networking and educational events. Special events range from receptions to career development programs.