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.

2023 Incubators

Incubator on Wearable Dosimeters and Light Loggers: Performance, Miniaturization and Health Metrics
06 - 08 September 2023
Optica Global Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA

Manuel Spitschan, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Rigmor Baraas, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway
Francisco Imai, Chair, Optica Color Technical Group, United States

Learning from Light: An Optica Incubator on Machine Learning
13 - 15 September 2023
Optica Global Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA

Paul Campagnola, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
Rama Chellappa, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Antonio Napoli, Infinera Corp., Germany

View past incubator meetings.