Financially Co-sponsored Conferences

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In addition to the Society's portfolio of wholly-owned conferences, IEEE Photonics is proud to co-sponsor the following outstanding events with a host of partnering societies.

  • Co-sponsored with the IEEE Communications Society and Optica, the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. For over 40 years, OFC has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward.  OFC attracts the biggest names in the field, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends and technology advances affecting the industry. 

  • The Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), co-sponsored with Optica and the American Physical Society (APS), serves as the premier international forum for scientific and technical optics, uniting the fields of lasers and opto-electronics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, from basic research to industry applications.  Attendees have the opportunity to hear and present groundbreaking research, share ideas, and network with colleagues and luminaries. 

  • Co-sponsored with Optica and European Physical Society (EPS), the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2017) is the largest, most comprehensive and prestigious gathering of optics and photonics researchers and engineers organized in Europe.

  • The Photonics Society co-sponsors the CLEO/Pacific Rim Conference series with the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), the Electronics Society of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering (IEICE/ES), the Communication Society of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering (IEICE/CS), the Optics and Quantum Electronic Division of the Korean Physical Society (KPS/OQE), the Optical Society of Korea (OSK), and Optica. First held in 1995, the purpose of this international conference is to provide a forum for an update and review of a wide range of lasers and electro-optics disciplines from device development to systems engineering and applications. The meeting also serves to stimulate the use of more mature optical technologies in other fields.