• Technical Conference: 

    15 – 20 May 2022

  • Exhibition: 

    17 – 19 May 2022

Diversity & Inclusion Events

 

Shaping the Wave: Achieving Success and Innovation Through a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

Benjamin Eggleton, The University of Sydney, gives the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion talk at CLEO Plenary Session II. In the presentation, he offers research that a more diverse workplace environment leads to better productivity and innovation. View the talk. 

Black in Photonics Informal Social Hour

Monday, 16 May, 18:00 – 19:00

Original Joe's, 301 S First St, San Jose, CA

Join us for the inaugural Black in Photonics informal meetup where CLEO attendees of the African diaspora can assemble and meet each other to establish community building, encouragement and support, personal and professional growth, and potential collaboration in research. Hosted by 2021 Optica Ambassador Michael Williams and sponsored by Optica and IEEE join us for networking and fellowship – allies always welcome!

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Experiences and advice In Breaking The Glass Ceiling As A Woman In STEM

Tuesday, 17 May, 10:00 – 11:30

Room 210A

The workshop will bring together members from within and outside the CLEO community to provide a convivial, interactive, and open forum to highlight and discuss challenges, actions and advice regarding breaking through the career “glass ceiling."

Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Moderator

Jie Qiao, Rocherster Institute of Technology, USA

Organizers

Sterling Backus, Thorlabs

Tatevik Chalayan, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium

Tara Foster, NIST

Nataliia Mysko, B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine

Panelists

Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, USA

Kristen Corwin, NIST Boulder , USA

Ursula Keller, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Michal Lipson, Columbia University, USA

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Women Pioneering the World of Quantum Computing

Tuesday, 17 May, 11:00 – 12:30

Room 210F

Women Pioneering the World of Quantum Computing

Join us as Sara Campbell from Quantinuum chats with us on the subject of Things I wish I'd known sooner: grad school, mental health, and finding self-confidence. Women have made great strides and are comparatively underrepresented in the Quantum Computing space. But in the wake of the pandemic, more She Quantum’s have come to the light! Because of this global shift, women pioneers are setting professional paths to the world of Quantum Computing.

RSVP is recommended but not required to attend this interactive session.

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Hosted by: 

Speaker

Sara Campbell, Quantinuum, USA
Things I wish I'd known sooner: grad school, mental health, and finding self-confidence

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Optimizing Career Paths in Optics: The Guide for Young Professionals

Tuesday, 17 May, 18:30 – 20:00

Room 210F

Career planning is very important for young professionals in optics. Different career paths are available, each with its own requirements, challenges, and rewards. We invite you to hear firsthand from your young professional and more seasoned colleagues alike about their jobs and the paths they took to get there. Practical questions on how to excel in an optics-related career will be answered. What does it take to get a foot in the door at your target workplace? How to network? Who makes hiring decisions, and how? What qualities are the most sought? What does it take not to get stuck in your career? How could your typical workday look? What are the most common challenges in maintaining work-life balance?

Organizers

Mercedeh Khjavikhan, University of Southern California, USA

Tracy Northup, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Jie Qiao, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Stephanie Tomasulo, Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Panelists

Camille-Sophie Bres, EPFL

Kristan Corwin, NIST

Gloria Hoefler, Pacific Biosciences

James Joseph, ARO

Rudolph Neuhaus, Toptica

Takasumi Tanabe, Keio University

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Plenary Session II - Shaping the Wave: Achieving Success and Innovation Through a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

Benjamin Eggleton, Director of The University of Sydney Nano Institute (Sydney Nano); Professor, The University of Sydney Australia

In this presentation, I will shine a light on the clear benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace and give an overview of my own very positive journey of building and working in diverse and inclusive teams and organizations.

Biography: Benjamin Eggleton obtained the PhD degree in Physics from the University of Sydney. In 1996, he joined Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies. In 2000 he was promoted to Director within the Specialty Photonics Division of Bell Laboratories, focusing on forward-looking research supporting Lucent's business in optical fiber devices and optical networks. Since 2003 he has been a Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney and currently serves as the Director of the University of Sydney Nano Institute (Sydney Nano) and Co-Director of the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN). Eggleton is a Fellow of The Optical Society (OSA), IEEE Photonics, SPIE, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and the Australian Academy of Science (AAS).

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Experiences In Breaking Through The Glass Ceiling As An Ethnic Minority

Wednesday, 18 May, 11:30 – 12:30

The Hub Theater

The workshop will bring together members from within and outside the CLEO community to provide a convivial, interactive, and open forum to highlight and discuss challenges, actions and advice regarding breaking through the career “glass ceiling”.

Moderator

Michael Williams, 2021 Optica Ambassador

Organizers

Sterling Backus, Thorlabs

Tara Foster, NIST

Rohit Prasankumar, Intellectual Ventures

Michael Williams, Boston Electronics

Panelists

Arti Agrawal, University of Sydney, Australia

Mario Borunda, Oklahomas State University, USA

Charles Brown, UC Berkley, USA

Sylvester Gates, University of Maryland, USA

Willie May, Morgan State University, USA

Charles Robinson, IBM Quantum Computing, USA

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