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Mary Lou Jepsen keynotes Light the Future speaker program.

Press Release Summary:

Mar 11, 2016 - On March 23, members of the media are invited to join OSA for the second event in its Light the Future speaker series with special guest Mary Lou Jepsen, executive director of engineering at Facebook and head of display technologies at Oculus. One of the world’s foremost display innovators, Jepsen will explore how the objectives, struggles, and achievements of the great optical scientists and engineers of the past can help unlock today’s challenges in optical communications.

The Optical Society (OSA) - Washington, DC

Original Press Release

Mary Lou Jepsen of Facebook/Oculus Keynotes the Optical Society's Light the Future Speaker Program 23 March in Anaheim, CA

Press release date: Mar 09, 2016

WASHINGTON – Members of the media are invited to join The Optical Society (OSA) for the second event in its Light the Future speaker series with special guest Mary Lou Jepsen.
One of the world’s foremost display innovators, Jepsen will explore how the objectives, struggles and achievements of the great optical scientists and engineers of our past can help unlock today’s challenges in optical communications.

To commemorate its 100th birthday, The Optical Society will also display a century of optics innovation at booth 2532 during The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), 22-24 March. Registration is free for media and the public.

WHAT:  Keynote on unlocking today’s scientific challenges by looking at the past with Mary Lou Jepsen

WHO:    Mary Lou Jepsen
Executive director of engineering at Facebook and head of display technologies at Oculus, OSA Fellow

Moderator: Alan Willner
President of The Optical Society 

WHEN:  Wednesday, 23 March, 2016, program begins at 6:30 pm PDT
One-hour reception begins at 5:30 pm PDT

WHERE:  Hilton Anaheim, Pacific Ballroom
777 Convention Way, Anaheim, California, USA

RSVP: Open to the public and the media. RSVP: lightthefuture@osa.org.

FOLLOW: For more information, follow #OSA100LTF and @OpticalSociety.

Background:  The Light the Future program, part of The Optical Society’s Centennial program, will tour eight international cities and feature visionaries, futurists and Nobel Prize winners discussing how science affects our lives every day. This speaker series session is concurrent with The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), the largest global optical communications conference, which OSA manages and co-sponsors.

About The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit osa.org/100.

OSA 100 Sponsors
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