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IPC 2024 – Call for Special Symposia

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The IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), the flagship meeting of the IEEE Photonics Society will be held from 10-14 November 2024 in Rome, Italy. The IEEE Photonics Conference’s topics cover a broad scope of technical areas within the photonics community and the interests of our members. The conference sessions include Plenary Sessions, Invited Talks, Panel Discussions, Tutorial Sessions, the Photonics Industry Focus, as well as volunteer organized Special Symposia. The format of the symposia allows organizers a more intimate environment and flexibility to focus in great details on emerging fields and to pilot new ideas on how the conference is run.

Proposal Requirements
To be considered, potential Special Symposium Chairs should submit a proposal that includes the details as noted below:
Please include the name, affiliation, country, email address, and a brief biography for each co-chair and subcommittee member.
Special Symposium title, summary, attendance, i.e. Is the topic widely discussed by different research and industrial groups around the world? What type of audience is targeted?
Motivation & Scope:
To be incorporated into the conference program, Special Symposia are organized in 90-minute sessions. In the past, the symposium lengths have ranged from one or two sessions, with upwards of a full day of sessions.
Mentorship, Networking, & Outreach:
Please share your ideas for ancillary events that may provide mentorship to students, local excursions, networking amongst the attendees, lab automation hackathons, and outreach to local chapters.
Submit Special Symposium Proposals
Proposal Deadline: 1 March 2024

Additional information about past Special Symposia at IPC can be found on the conference website.

For questions about the submission process please contact:
Michael Brodsky, Program Vice-Chair,