Networking reception and talks at OFC 2016

COMSOC YPs co-sponsored an event with the Photonics Society YPs at the Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) conference in Anaheim, CA in March 2016.

The event started off with a networking reception followed by a few presentations. The first two presentations were brief overview of the Photonic Society and COMSOC YP activities and programs presented by the Society’s YP reps. The last presentation was an inspiring talk by Dr. Simon Poole titled “Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur”.

There were over 100 attendees at the event. The event attracted many corporate sponsors such as Finisar, Optium, etc.


Dr. Lola Awoniyi-Oteri, the COMSOC YP, Chair
discussing the YP e
vent at GLOBECOM 2015 with the attendees
and encouraging them t
o join the COMSOC YP membership.


YPs listening attentively as Dr. Simon Poole, an IEEE Fellow,
shares invaluable takeaways derived from over
30 years of being involved with Photonics Start-ups.


Dr. Meredith Hutchison, the Photonics Society YP, Vice Chair
introducing the audience to the society’s YP programs and initiatives. 

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