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Left: OSSC officers Tom Godfrey, Donn Silberman and Anatoly Vasiliev viewing a 3D image at the February 2010 meeting during presentation on 3D displays by Steve Hines.
Right: Dan Nieuwsma begins his presentation at the May 2011 LaserFest Meeting held at Raytheon.

The Optical Society of Southern California holds nine regular meetings usually on the second Wednesday of each month from October through June, as well as a few special events.  Most of our meetings and events are open to the public.  You can find event details and register for events by visiting our events calendar.  The events calendar also has some other events that may be of interest to OSSC members such as conferences and educational events.

Ideas for future meetings are welcomed by our Programs Chair.  We also have a page listing previous years' OSSC meetings.

Events Calendar & Registration

OSSC Program Year 2016 - 2017

(Click on the Date for Event Registration or on the Topic for Presentation)

Date Location Speaker Topic
5 October, 2016
St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church Mark Helminger, JPL
A Terrestrial Tour of Airborne Mapping Spectroscopy at JPL
9 November, 2016
II-VI Optical Systems Kent Weed, Director of Engineering, II-VI Optical Systems Winning, building and testing the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Lens Assemblies
14 December, 2016
Kellogg West Hotel and Conference Center, at Cal Poly Pomona Richard C. Juergens, Cimarron Optical Consulting, Inc. IODC Lens Design Competitions from the last 25 years and Corporate Member Appreciation Event
11 January, 2017
Monterey Clubhouse at Encino, 16821 Burbank Blvd., Encino, CA Roger Smith, Caltech Surveying the Sky 1500 Times Faster: The engineering of a large astronomical Camera
8 February, 2017
Alcon Laboratories20511 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, CA Zsolt Bor, Director of Engineering, Alcon Laboratories Eye Surgery With Femtosecond Lasers
22 March, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center, co-located with OSA's OFC Conference Scott Jordan, Head of Photonics, Physik Instrumente Nano-alignment as challenge and enabler for "Silicon Photonics"
12 April, 2017
Anaheim Business Expo, 2 miles from SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing meeting
Pete Vallianos, N2 Imaging Systems
Challenges in Optical Design in Soldier Systems
10 May, 2017
  UC Irvine Applied Innovation
The Cove

5141 California Avenue 
Irvine, CA 92617

Panelists:  Alan Willner,  Bruce Tromberg,  
James Fisher,  Nicolaus Lambert
Moderator:  Donn Silberman

Nexus between government, academia, industry and our professional societies in optics and photonics:
A Panel Discussion
14 June, 2017

Past Meetings & Events

OSSC Committee Meetings

The OSSC Board of Directors has Committees established to organize and run the various functions of the society.

If you would like to join a specific Committee to participate as a volunteer to help the OSSC, please contact the Chair of that committee.

Committee Meeting Invitations via WebEx (sposnored by UC Irvine Continuing Education)  
Tuesdays at Noon unless noted otherwise.

Summary OSSC Programs & Arrangements Jan 2017 from WebEx Meeting
Jan 17 2017 Meeting Minutes - Programs & Arrangements WebEx meeting

Jan 24 2017 Meeting Minutes Finance & Membership Committee Meeting not yet posted

Jan 31 2017 Outreach & Student Chapters - Meeting Minutes not yet posted

Feb 7 2017 OSSC BOD WebEX Meeting Invitation - 

Feb 14 2017 Programs & Arrangements WebEx Invitation

Feb 21 2017  Membership and Finance

Mar 2  2017  Outreach & Student Chapters.   (Thursday) 

March 7 2017 OSSC BOD WebEX Meeting Invitation