The International Optical Design Conference (IODC) normally occurs every 4 years and provides the opportunity for attendees from around the world to interact in a structured and yet informal format. The IODC will cover a wide range of applications and developments throughout the industry, and the conference is co-located with two other timely topical meetings: Optical Fabrication and Testing (OFT), and Freeform Optics.

During the past few years, many areas of optical design have seen rapid development driven by a combination of increased demands on system performance, significant advances in both computing power and design software, and by new manufacturing technologies that offer entirely new engineering options. With such an increase of activity occurring throughout the optics industry, it becomes imperative for designers, engineers, and scientists to keep up to date with the latest state of the art. Keep in touch with news of IODC 2023 on this website.

IODC 2023 will be held 4 June – 8 June 2023 in Quebec City, Canada. We expect it to in-person, but if in-person meetings are still not possible, it will be on-line only.

Design problems for lens design and illumination design have been presented in advance of the meeting so that attendee solutions can be presented during one of the sessions (see tabs, above, for more

Meeting Registration

Optica, formally The Optical Society (OSA), will be the meeting manager. Information on paper submission, hotels and meeting registration will be posted at on the Optica website closer to the meeting date.