Scientific Program Co Chairs

François Légaré
INRS-ÉMT, Director of the Advanced Laser Light Source

Albert Stolow
University of Ottawa, Departments of Chemistry & Physics and National Research Council, Molecular Photonics

Conference Co Chairs

Duncan Stewart, National Research Council Canada, Canada

Pierre Berini, University of Ottawa, Canada

Support Committee

Organizing Partners representative: Robert Corriveau, CPIC, Québec, Canada
Director of Marketing: Kexing Liu, Mira Connections, Ottawa, Canada

Organizing Partners

Robert Corriveau, CPIC, Québec, Canada
George A. Lampropoulos, Ph.D., FCAE, A.U.G. Signals Ltd., Toronto, Canada
Charlotte Fontaine, Réseau Photonique du Québec, Montréal, Canada

Pierre Galarneau, INO, Québec, Canada
Réal Vallée, COPL / Université Laval, Québec Canada

Session Chair

Biophotonics and sensors

Session Chair: Virginijus Barzda, University of Toronto, Canada

Green photonics, energy, and related technologies

Session Chair: Karin Hinzer, University of Ottawa, Canada
Co-Chair: Simon Fafard, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Rao Tatavarti, MicroLink Devices, Inc., USA


High Power Laser Technology, Ultrafast Optics and Applications

Session Chair: Arkady Major, University of Manitoba, Canada
Co-Chair: Jeffrey Moses, Cornell University, USA
Bernd Witzel, Laval University, Canada

Nonlinear Optics, Nanophotonics and Plasmonics

Session Chair: Luca Razzari, INRS University, Canada
Co-Chair: Ebrahim Karimi, University of Ottawa, Canada
Alexander Kildishev, Purdue University, USA
Vinod M. Menon, CUNY Center for Advanced Technology City College of New York, USA

Optical and Quantum Communications

Session Chair: Jose Azana, INRS, Canada

Optoelectronics and integrated optics

Session Chair: Sylvain Cloutier, ÉTS, Canada

Photonics Commercialization

Session Chair: Robert Corriveau, Photons Canada, Canada

Photonic Materials

Session Chair: Tigran Galstian, COPL, Canada
Co-Chairs: Mark Andrews, McGill University, Canada
Iam-Choon Khoo, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Photonic Theory, Simulation and Design

Session Chair: Pavel Cheben, National Research Council, Canada
Co-Chairs: Andrew Knights, McMaster University, Canada
Jung Yui (Ray) Chen, University of Baltimore, USA

Quantum Information with Atoms, Molecules and Photons

Session Chair: Benjamin Sussman, NRC, Canada


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Important Dates

Abstract submission opening
November 9, 2016

Registration opening
November 9, 2016

Abstract submission deadline
February 27, 2017

Notice of acceptance
March 26, 2017

Date by which presenting authors must registered
May 1, 2017

Early bird registration
May 1, 2017

June 6-8, 2017

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