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.

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Optical Interconnects Conference (OI)

24 - 26 April 2019

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Summer Topicals Meeting Series (SUM)

8 - 10 July 2019

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IEEE Research and Applications of Photonics In Defense Conference (RAPID)

19 - 21 August 2019

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Group IV Photonics Conference (GFP)

21 - 23 August 2019

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International Semiconductor Laser Conference (ISLC)

September 2020

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IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC)

30 Sept - 3 October 2019

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Avionics and Vehicle Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference (AVFOP)

4 - 6 November 2019


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.