Event Name: ICO-21/AOS Congress and the OECC/ACOFT Conference
Venue: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
No. of Conference Delegates: 550 - 700
No. of Speakers (ICO): approx 184
No. of Posters (ICO): approx 106
No. of Speakers (OECC): approx 230
No. of Posters (OECC): approx 98
No. of Exhibitors: 19
No. of Sponsors: 20
- The Conference ran for over five days (Monday - Friday).The OECC/ACOFT component of the meeting will run for three days. There were five parallel sessions in the ICO/AOS meeting and two/three in the ACOFT/OECC meeting.
- There were are a number of poster sessions. There will be approx 40 papers in each poster session.
- There was one plenary session on the Monday morning.
- The exhibition ran for three days from Tuesday.
- There was Welcome Reception on the Monday evening as well as a Conference Dinner for the OECC/ACOFT stream of the Conference and one for the ICO/AOS stream
- A series of sightseeing tours were also organised for the Wednesday, both full and half day.
The Client & Target Audience:
The International Commission for Optics is a scientific body whose objective is to contribute, on an international basis, to the progress and diffusion of knowledge in optics. ICO members are regional organisations representing optics practitioners in particular countries or regions. The main role of the Congress is to provide a forum at which optics researchers from a wide range of scientific and academic fields make technical presentations to their peers.
The Congress is co-located with the Annual Meeting of the Australian Optical Society (AOS) and the Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT).
The Congress is also co-located with the Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference (OECC). This meeting is principally attended by communications engineering researchers in the Asia Pacific region.
The theme of the Congress is "Optics for the 21st Century". The technical program is wide-ranging and will capture all aspects of modern optics and photonics
The combined conference will address all aspects of opto-electronics and optical communications, from waveguide and propagation theory, through components and subsystems to systems and networks.
It is anticipated attendees will benefit from the interdisciplinary opportunities offered by the co-location of the conferences
The Role of ICE:
The conference committee is made up of professionals within the industry, who have volunteered their time. Their main focus has been on the technical program.
ICE has been contracted to professionally coordinate all aspects of the event, this includes liaising with all service providers, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates to ensure a successful outcome is achieved.
The project planning process involves the construction of a detailed critical path to monitor, update and evaluate the event criteria. ICE reports regularly to the conference committee.
What our Client says:
The final event was a wonderful success. The ICE team worked incredibly hard both during and before the event to ensure that everything went smoothly. Your staff had complete commitment to the success of our meeting.
Dr Chris Walsh (ICO Chair)