2021 Summer Topicals Meeting Series

– 19-21 July 2021 • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico –


The IEEE Summer Topicals Meeting Series serves as an international forum to facilitate information exchange between various technical communities using or affected by rapidly growing areas of technology or “Hot Topics” related to the general field of Photonics. This intimate environment provides the opportunity to learn about emerging fields and to interact with the research and technology leaders. Historically, the conference hosts 4-7 individual topics and attracts 200+ participants with 30-50 participants attending each topic.

The IEEE Photonics Society is mindful of the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The health and safety of the Photonics Society community is our first priority.

Our staff and volunteer leaders/organizers are in the process of exploring all possible options for our conference format.  You will be notified about the next steps as soon as decisions are made.

We are committed to providing a platform to deliver the conference, and we encourage the community to participate in Summer Topicals by submitting topics and papers with the latest breakthroughs. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we navigate these uncertain times for all in our global community. 


Extended Submission Deadline: 8 March 2021.

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Michael Brodsky
U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA

General Chair-Elect

Cristian Antonelli
University of L’Aquila, Italy