• Technical Conference:  5 – 10 May 2019
  • Exhibition: 7 – 9 May 2019

Call for Special Symposium Proposals

 Begin a Special Symposium Proposal

Proposal Submission Deadline: by 9 July 2018 (12:00 EDT/16:00 GMT)

Propose a Special Symposium Topic

We welcome all members of the optics and photonics community to create and submit a proposal for a Special Symposium to be presented at the 2019 CLEO Conference. 

Special Symposia should be comprised of invited and contributed papers, and the sessions should cover areas considered to be topical and of special interest to attendees in the areas of Application & Technology, Science & Innovation and Fundamental Science. (Review topic categories.)

Submissions should consist of timely, cutting-edge topics and/or new material in rapidly advancing areas. All symposium proposals will be evaluated by CLEO General and Program Chairs.


Submission Guidelines

All Special Symposium Proposals must be submitted by the deadline of 9 July 2018 at 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT).  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 Symposium should have 2-3 organizers
  3. Symposium title and abstract
  4. Why is this symposium topic important now and needed in contrast to other years?
  5. Which existing topic subcommittees (any combination of A&T, S&I and FS), if any, would this topic be most aligned with?
    *Note that it is not necessary that the proposed symposium be aligned with any existing subcommittee of CLEO.
  6. Proposed invited speaker list and talk titles.
    * Not necessary to contact speakers until notification of acceptance of symposium proposal. All invited speaker lists will require approval of the Program Chairs before invitations can be extended.
Questions? Contact cstech@osa.org.


9 July 2018 Deadline for Special Symposium Proposal Submissions
July 2018 Special Symposium Proposal Submissions Reviewed by 2019 General and Program Chairs
August 2018 Special Symposium Proposal Contact Notified of Status


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