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

Call for Workshop Proposals

CLEO welcomes all members of the optics and photonics community to create and submit a proposal for a Workshop at the 2020 conference. A Workshop is composed of a panel of specialists and a moderator. It provides a convivial, interactive, open forum to address topics that are not covered by traditional presentations, but that are of interest and importance to the CLEO community. The informal format of the workshops promotes significant interaction with the audience and the expression of conflicting or opposing opinions.

Submissions should consist of topics, not necessarily technical, for which there is no clear consensus but that are relevant to the CLEO community, including exhibitors.


All Workshop proposals will be evaluated by CLEO General and Program Chairs.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should include the information below via the submission form.

  1. Contact/Primary Organizer's Information
  2. Organizer's name, affiliation, country, and email address
    *Each workshop program should have 2-3 organizers
  3. Title and abstract
  4. Why is this topic important now and needed in contrast to other years?
  5. What are the conflicting or opposing opinions that can be rationally argued about the proposed topic?
  6. Proposed moderator and panelists*.
    *Not necessary to contact speakers until notification of acceptance of proposal. All invited speaker lists will require approval of the Program Chairs before invitations can be extended.


Questions? Contact cstech@osa.org.


July 2019 Deadline for proposal submissions
July 2019 Proposal submissions reviewed by 2019 General and Program Chairs
August 2019 Proposal contact notified of status

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