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

Special Events

Make Valuable Connections. 

CLEO offers both formal and informal networking opportunties with other participants. 

 


American Physical Society Booth

Concourse Lobby, SJCC

The American Physical Society (APS) is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 54,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C. Please stop by our booth near registration to learn more about APS programs, services, and world class journals.

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IEEE Photonics Society

Concourse Lobby, SJCC

The IEEE Photonics Society is the professional home for a global network of scientists and engineers who represent the laser, optoelectronics and photonics community. IEEE Photonics provides its members with professional growth opportunities, publishes journals, sponsors conferences and supports local chapter and student activities around the world. Visit the IEEE Photonics Society booth, near registration, for more information on how to volunteer and/or become a member.

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IEEE Photonics Society Booth and Member Lounge

Concourse Lobby, SJCC

IEEE members are welcome to visit the IEEE Member Lounge sponsored by the IEEE Photonics Society, located near CLEO Registration. Come to the IEEE members-only lounge to sit down, relax, grab a snack and connect to the internet. Not a member? Learn more about how you can join IEEE Photonics by stopping by the lounge or society booth.
 
Lounge Dates/Hours: 
Monday: 10:00 – 16:00
Tuesday: 10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 16:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 14:00
 

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The OSA Member Lounge

Concourse Lobby, SJCC

OSA Members are invited to take a brief respite from the conference at the Member Lounge. Whether it’s to plan your schedule, meet up with other members or print your boarding pass, the lounge offers comfortable seating, light refreshments, coffee service and a computer/printer.
 
Schedule:
Monday: 10:00 – 16:00
Tuesday: 10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 16:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 15:00

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OSA CAM Lounge

Room 213, San Jose Convention Center

OSA Members: Tell us your story! The Celebrating All Members (CAM) videos are an opportunity for OSA members to share a little bit about themselves, such as how they chose their field and what excites them most about their work. Watch some videos here.

If you’re interested in doing an interview at CLEO, contact CAMVideos@osa.org.
 

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The Optical Society Booth

Exhibit Hall, Booth #1927

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions that power achievements in the science of light. More than 20,000 OSA Members, residing in over 100 countries and spanning academia, government and industry, call OSA their professional home.
 
Stop by to meet OSA staff, and learn more about our publications, conferences and meetings, and membership for individuals and companies.
 

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OSAF Data Science Career Opportunities

Sunday, 13 May, 08:30 - 17:00

Market 1, Hilton

Registration is Open

Instructor: Roberto Reif, Metis, USA

Sponsored by the OSA Foundation and Milton and Rosalind Chang, this course provides​ ​an​ ​introduction​ ​to​ ​careers​ ​in​ ​data​ ​science.​ ​It​ ​incorporates​ ​interactive lectures​ ​and​ ​group​ ​exercises.​ ​By attending this course, attendees​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​how​ ​their​ ​technical​ ​skills​ ​can​ ​transition​ ​into the​ ​data​ ​science​ ​field​ ​and​ ​what​ ​a​ ​career​ ​in​ ​data​ ​science​ ​is​ ​like, understand​ ​what​ ​the​ ​field​ ​of​ ​data​ ​science​ is ​and the​ ​roles,​ ​necessary​ ​skills,​ ​and​ ​types​ ​of​ ​problems​ ​data​ ​scientists work​ ​on, and gain insight into ​the​ ​data​ ​science​ ​project​ ​lifecycle​ ​and​ ​outputs​.

Roberto Reif is a senior data scientists at Metis. Prior to Metis, he led the signal processing team at Sensoria Inc. and was a program manager at Microsoft. He has worked on applications in the healthcare, internet of things, biomedical optics, and business intelligence. He has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University's Biomedical Optics Laboratory and completed a senior postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Washington's Biophotonics and Imaging Laboratory. He has co-authored several scientific publications, book chapters, and patents.

Attendance is limited to 50 people. The required registration fee of $25 includes lunch


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Cheeky Scientist Career Development Workshops - Session 1: The Modern Job Search

Sunday, 13 May, 13:00 - 14:00

Winchester 1-2, Hilton San Jose

Instructor: Isaiah Hankel, Cheeky Scientist, USA

Isaiah Hankel works with hundreds of graduate students and postdocs daily assisting them to transition to industry by first showing them how to present themselves as business professionals. These programs will provide you with a strong understanding of what it takes to have a tailored industry resume and how to showcase your transferrable skills.

Workshops are complimentary for OSA Members. There is limited space at each. RSVP online 

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Cheeky Scientist Career Development Workshops - Session 2: Networking: An Art & Science

Sunday, 13 May, 16:00 - 17:00

Winchester 1-2, Hilton San Jose

Instructor: Isaiah Hankel, Cheeky Scientist, USA

Isaiah Hankel works with hundreds of graduate students and postdocs daily assisting them to transition to industry by first showing them how to present themselves as business professionals. These programs will provide you with a strong understanding of what it takes to have a tailored industry resume and how to showcase your transferrable skills.

Workshops are complimentary for OSA Members. There is limited space at each. RSVP online 

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OIDA Executive Forum on the Exploding Role of Optics in Sensing

Monday, 14 May, 08:30 - 18:00

Almaden Ballroom, Hilton San Jose

The Executive Forum‐style event aims to match applications leaders needing new solutions with early‐stage technologies in a range of sectors, spanning consumer to industrial markets. While the ultimate activity is “matchmaking” the emphasis will be on the end‐product vendors’ needs and investor perspectives. The workshop will focus on segments within the field that have particular promise today, such as mobility and automation, Big Data and AI, and manufacturing issues related to these products. Some key questions for discussion will be:  

  • What is needed from the photonics industry? Which are the problems that optics and photonics can have the greatest impact on?
  • What are the enabling technologies that have the most promise?
  • What are the bottlenecks or “showstoppers” among photonics technologies today, and potential solutions?

Click here for more information or to register.

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OSA Optical Material Studies Technical Group Special Talk

Monday, 14 May, 12:00 - 13:00

Room 230A, SJCC

Students and recent graduates are invited to join the OSA Optical Material Studies Technical Group for a special talk on potential career paths during lunch on Monday. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from two recent graduates, one who has pursued a career in industry and one who has pursued a career in academia, who will provide insight into their current research and their career paths. Please RSVP online for this technical group event to let us know you will be attending.

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Workshop: Understanding Unconscious Bias (Session 1)

Monday, 14 May, 14:00 - 15:30

Winchester 1-2, Hilton San Jose

This program will have two sessions. The same content will be convered in both sessions.

Speaker: Sara Bendoraitis, American University, USA

Research demonstrates that we all have unconscious biases. These biases can result in best and brightest talent made to feel unwelcome, invisible, and not important to the success of the organization. This training will explore concepts and engage participants to better understand implicit bias, increase awareness and understanding the impact on organizational culture and identify ways to promote greater engagement with diversity and inclusion.

Programs are open to OSA Members. There is limited space and we ask that you RSVP to attend.

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Workshop: Understanding Unconscious Bias (Session 2)

Monday, 14 May, 16:00 - 17:30

Winchester 1-2, Hilton San Jose

This program will have two sessions. The same content will be convered in both sessions.

Speaker: Sara Bendoraitis, American University, USA

Research demonstrates that we all have unconscious biases. These biases can result in best and brightest talent made to feel unwelcome, invisible, and not important to the success of the organization. This training will explore concepts and engage participants to better understand implicit bias, increase awareness and understanding the impact on organizational culture and identify ways to promote greater engagement with diversity and inclusion.

Programs are open to OSA Members. There is limited space and we ask that you RSVP to attend.

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Diversity & Inclusion in Optics and Photonics Reception

Monday, 14 May, 17:30 - 18:30

Market 1-2, Hilton San Jose

Join us for a reception to connect with the optics and photonics community to discuss diversity in the field. Come to learn, share and engage with colleagues around this important topic. Please RSVP here to let us know you are attending. 
 
Hosted by: This inclusive event has been organized by OSA, IEEE and APS.
 

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National Photonics Initiative - High Intensity Lasers Meeting @ CLEO

Monday, 14 May, 18:00 - 19:30

Room 231A, San Jose Convention Center

This meeting is free; please RSVP online by 1 May.

On behalf of the National Photonics Initiative, we invite you to a meeting to discuss a path forward for the US in the field of petawatt lasers and their science applications. 

This meeting follows the release of the National Academy report "Reaching for the Brightest Light", which describes the current opportunities for petawatt laser science and applications, and also documents how that the US has fallen behind Europe and Asia in this arena. 

The meeting will include a summary of the report conclusions from Peter Moulton, who served on the "Reaching for the Brightest Light" committee.  There will also be some invited short presentations on potential petawatt laser facilities in the US. A discussion following these short presentations will focus on coordinating national efforts to develop capabilities in petawatt laser science in the US, with the goal of formulating an agenda for a longer formal workshop some time later in the year. 

This meeting is sponsored by The National Photonics Initiative a collaborative alliance among industry, academia and government to raise awareness of photonics and the impact of photonics on our everyday lives; increase cooperation and coordination among US industry, government and academia to advance photonics-driven fields; and drive US funding and investment in areas of photonics critical to maintaining US economic competitiveness and national security. The initiative is being led by top scientific societies including the American Physical Society (APS), the IEEE Photonics Society, the Laser Institute of America (LIA), The Optical Society (OSA) and SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics. 
 

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OSA Nanophotonics Technical Group 20x20 Talks

Monday, 14 May, 19:00 - 20:30

Room 230A, SJCC

This special session hosted by the OSA Nanophotonics Technical Group offers a unique platform for individuals to present their research in a creative and concise fashion that differs from the usual oral or poster session. Selected participants will showcase their research in a presentation of 20 images, in which each image is displayed for 20 seconds. Presenters will talk along to the images as the slides advance automatically. Immediately following the presentations, attendees are invited to join the technical group for a small reception where they can network with colleagues over refreshments.

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Plenary Speaker Meet-n-Greet (Tuesday)

Tuesday, 15 May, 10:15 - 10:45

SJCC, Exhibit Hall, Theater I

Meet Nader Engheta and Vasilis Ntziachristos, ask questions and network with your colleagues.
 

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Poster Sessions & Lunch in Exhibit Hall - Tuesday

Tuesday, 15 May, 11:30 - 13:00

Exhibit Halls 1 & 2 

Complimentary lunch service is provided each day in the exhibit hall during the Poster Sessions — offering more networking opportunities. 

Poster Sessions are an integral part of the Technical program. Each author is provided with a Vertical poster board with six-foot-high by four-foot-wide (182cm x121cm) of usable space on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

Authors should remain in the vicinity of their presentation board for the duration of the sessions to answer questions from attendees. Authors may set up one hour prior to their assigned session and must remove their poster one hour following the session. Authors may submit their poster PDF to cstech@osa.org for publication.

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OIDA VIP Industry Leaders Speed Meetings Lunch: Connecting Corporate Executives, Young Professionals & Students

Tuesday, 15 May, 12:00 - 13:30

SJCC, Exhibit Hall, Booth #TBD 

Sponsored by

This session brings together Industry Executives to share their business experience with Young Professionals, Recent Graduates and Students – how they started their careers, lessons learned and using their degree in an executive position. Informal networking during lunch is followed by a transition to “speed meetings” –  brief, small-group visits with each executive to discuss industry trends or career topics.

If you have any questions about this event or are a Student or Recent Graduate and interested in attending, please email vipevents@osa.org
 

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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.

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OSA Technical Group Poster Session

Tuesday, 15 May, 19:00 - 20:30

Room 230A/B, SJCC

Join the OSA Technical Groups for a series of focused poster sessions, bringing together students and colleagues for an opportunity to share their latest research findings and exchange ideas. After listening to the poster presentations and connecting with fellow attendees over refreshments, you’ll have a chance to cast your vote for the best poster from each of the four participating technical groups. Among the technical groups participating this year will be the Optical Material Studies Technical Group, the Ultrafast Optical Phenomena Technical Group, the Systems and Instrumentation Technical Group and the Environmental Sensing Technical Group.

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Plenary Speaker Meet-n-Greet (Wednesday)

Wednesday, 16 May, 10:15 - 10:45

SJCC, Exhibit Hall, Theater I

Meet John Mather, Jian-Wei Pan and Sara Seager, ask questions and network with your colleagues.

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Poster Sessions & Lunch in Exhibit Hall - Wednesday

Wednesday, 16 May, 11:30 - 13:00

Exhibit Halls 1 & 2 

Complimentary lunch service is provided each day in the exhibit hall during the Poster Sessions — offering more networking opportunities. 

Poster Sessions are an integral part of the Technical program. Each author is provided with a Vertical poster board with six-foot-high by four-foot-wide (182cm x121cm) of usable space on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

Authors should remain in the vicinity of their presentation board for the duration of the sessions to answer questions from attendees. Authors may set up one hour prior to their assigned session and must remove their poster one hour following the session. Authors may submit their poster PDF to cstech@osa.org for publication.

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OSA Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group Tutorial on Metasurface Design and Simulation

Wednesday, 16 May, 12:00 - 13:00

Room 230A, SJCC

Join the OSA Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group for a tutorial on metasurface design and simulation during lunch on Wednesday. This tutorial, aimed at students and new researchers, will focus on hands-on skills. Dr. Wei Ting Chen from Harvard University, with assistance from Alexander Zhu and Yao-Wei Huang, will provide an overview of metasurfaces followed by a tutorial on how to perform the simulation. Please RSVP online for this technical group event to let us know you will be attending.


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Conference Reception

Wednesday, 16 May, 19:30 - 20:30

Grand Ballroom & Concourse, SJCC

Enjoy a festive evening with your colleagues, while intermingling with the exhibitors and viewing the first poster session. The reception is open to all attendees and badges must be worn to enter the reception.

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Poster Sessions & Lunch in Exhibit Hall - Thursday

Thursday, 17 May, 11:30 - 13:00

Exhibit Halls 1 & 2 

Complimentary lunch service is provided each day in the exhibit hall during the Poster Sessions — offering more networking opportunities. 

Poster Sessions are an integral part of the Technical program. Each author is provided with a Vertical poster board with six-foot-high by four-foot-wide (182cm x121cm) of usable space on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

Authors should remain in the vicinity of their presentation board for the duration of the sessions to answer questions from attendees. Authors may set up one hour prior to their assigned session and must remove their poster one hour following the session. Authors may submit their poster PDF to cstech@osa.org for publication.

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Emerging Trends in Nonlinear Optics – A Review of CLEO: 2018

Thursday, 17 May, 18:30 - 20:00

Room 230A, SJCC

OSA Members are invited to join the OSA Nonlinear Optics Technical Group for a special panel discussion presenting the exciting and hot topics in nonlinear optics that were presented during CLEO: 2018. Short presentations from our panelists highlighting important themes from the conference will be followed by moderated question and answer sessions. Following the conclusion of the panel discussion, members are invited to join the technical group for a small reception where they can network with colleagues over refreshments. This technical group event is exclusively for OSA Members; please RSVP online to let us know you will be attending.

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Postdeadline Paper Sessions

Thursday, 17 May, 20:00 - 22:00

Locations announced in the Update Sheet

The Technical Program Committee has accepted a limited number of postdeadline papers for oral presentation. The purpose of postdeadline papers is to give participants the opportunity to hear new and significant materials in rapidly advancing areas.

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