• Technical Conference:  10 – 15 May 2020
  • Exhibition: 12 – 14 May 2020

Program & Speakers


CLEO: Innovative Science, Expansive Networking

CLEO offers six days of technical sessions, Special Symposia, tutorials, business programming, exhibits and special events — highlighting the latest research, applications and market-ready technologies in all areas of lasers and photonics. Short Courses, professional advancement courses that supplement your CLEO attendance, are available for an additional fee.

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Comprehensive Peer-reviewed presentations in three topic areas:

  • Applications & Technology
  • Fundamental Science
  • Science & Innovations

Plenary Sessions

Hear from top scientists about the latest advances in diverse areas of lasers and opto-electronics. The committee has selected speakers who lead their fields to present on key topics of interest to the whole community.

Tutorial Speakers

More than 20 speakers are invited to present longer, in-depth discussions of select topics.

Invited Speakers

Speakers from prestigious institutions and companies will give talks on relevant topics.

Special Symposia

Each year, CLEO holds Special Symposia, comprised of invited and contributed papers, on areas deemed to be topical and of special interest to conference attendees.

Even better — topics are proposed by members of the optics and photonics community in an open submission process designed to ensure relevance and interest.


Topical workshops provide convivial, interactive, open fora to address topics not covered by traditional presentations, but that are of interest and importance to the CLEO community. Panels of specialists with moderators lead the discussion.

Short Courses

CLEO offers Short Courses that cover a broad range of topic areas and are taught by highly regarded industry experts. The small size of each class gives you an excellent opportunity for personalized instruction.

Discover Business Solutions at CLEO:EXPO

  • Special events that encourage collaboration and networking
  • An exhibition with 200 participating companies
  • Business programming in the EXPO theatre, such as Industry Focus and Technology Transfer


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