Optica Incubator Meetings

The Optica Incubator Program was created to provide unique and focused experiences, providing researchers, engineers and business leaders in niche fields with a valuable opportunity to meet and discuss advances, challenges and opportunities regarding their research. Optica Incubators:

  • Target emerging topics and fields that do not have the critical mass needed to support an Optica topical meeting structure.
  • Function to further the interest and support of promising topic areas, assessing the broader implications of the topic for future research and application.
  • Explore possibilities for greater inclusion and propagation of the topic into peer-reviewed topical meeting and/or congresses or conferences.
  • Encourage extensive formal and informal discussion while establishing a sense of community among participants.
  • Offer a valuable means of disseminating information and ideas in a way that cannot be achieved through the usual channels of communication—publications and presentations at large scientific meetings.

Propose a New Incubator

Optica continuously strives to expand the incubator program to examine new and burgeoning topics. Please use this form to propose an incubator you would be interested in hosting or a topic area you would recommend we explore.

2021 Incubators

Incubator on Perception in Immersive Technologies
30 August – 02 September 2021
Virtual Meeting

Hosted by:
Rigmor C. Baraas, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway
Francisco ImaiChair of the Color Technical Group, United States
Ali Özgür Yöntem, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Jon Y. Hardeberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Kaan AkşitUniversity College London, United Kingdom

2022 Incubators

Incubator on On-Chip High-Field Nanophotonics
06 - 08 July 2022
Optica Global Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA

Hosted by:
Giulio Vampa, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Gennady Shvets, Cornell University, United States
John Petersen, Imec, Belgium
Esben Witting Larsen, Imec, Belgium

View past incubator meetings.