CLEO, the world-renowned conference for laser science and photonics applications, will be presented in an all-virtual format, 09 – 14 May 2021. This approach will accommodate speakers and attendees from across the globe with live and on-demand content. CLEO is co-sponsored by the American Physical Society, IEEE Photonics Society and The Optical Society (OSA).

The conference will feature over 2,000 technical presentations of invited and tutorial speakers and contributed talks, plus Special Symposia, Workshops, Applications & Technology Topical Reviews, Short Courses, special events and four distinguished plenary speakers. A virtual exhibition will include industry-focused sessions and companies showcasing market-ready technologies in all areas of lasers and photonics.

“The CLEO Conference has not only been at the forefront of excellence in optics and photonics research, but is also striving for inclusivity initiatives to encourage a more diverse audience,” said Tara Fortier, one of the six CLEO General Chairs. “We recognize that the value of offering this innovative conference virtually is not just for participant safety, but also to promote greater accessibility for members of our global community. Improving broad and diverse participation is central to the vitality of our community as we continue to encourage students, early career professionals, researchers and business leaders to engage and exchange in CLEO’s groundbreaking content.”

The four plenary speakers, representing academia and industry, will address advancements in quantum information science and technologies, quantum computing and optical communications.

Future Dates:

  • 2022 – San Jose, California, USA (15 – 20 May)
  • 2023 – San Jose, California, USA (7 – 12 May)