The IEEE Photonics Society is proud to offer a vibrant and diverse portfolio of technical conferences, providing a unique opportunity to participate in the advancement of the industry’s research base. Attendees can interact with other photonics professionals and engage in expert panel discussions, tutorial sessions, short courses, supplier exhibits, and social events with the leaders and innovators of the photonics industry. 

 Conference Name  Date  Location
 IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference (OI)  Merged with IPC 2020
 IEEE Summer Topicals Meeting Series (SUM)  13 - 15 July 2020  Virtual Event
 IEEE Research & Applications of Photonics in Defense Conference (RAPID)  10 - 12 August 2020  Virtual Event
 IEEE Group IV Photonics Conference (GFP)  Merged with IPC 2020
 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC)  28 Sept. - 1 Oct. 2020  Virtual Event


Financially and Technically Co-sponsored Events

In addition to our flagship events, the Society cosponsors dozens of other world-class events each year with various partner institutions and organizations.  Some of the these, such as OFC and CLEO are financially co-sponsored, meaning the society shares ownership of the events with our partners.  The Society also technically co-sponsors many conferences each year, sharing in the stewardship of the technical programs of these events and publishing the proceedings. Browse the cosponsored events links on the left to learn more about these conferences and workshops.