Site Selection

Societies and organizations located in the Pacific Rim are welcome to submit proposals for hosting, managing, and sponsoring a future CLEO/Pacific Rim Conference.  

The purpose of this international conference is to provide a forum for an update and review of a wide range of laser and electro-optics disciplines from device development to systems engineering and applications.  The meeting also serves to stimulate the use of more mature optical technologies in other fields.

Beginning in 2018 the conference will take place in even years.

Call for 2020 Hosts Now Open!

If your organization would like to submit a proposal, please send a letter of intent and a proposal with a completed questionnaire to M. Smith (, CLEO/Pacific Rim Secretariat, by 31 March 2017. 

In the proposal the budget for the conference must be break-even or better (i.e. no deficit).  Substantial financial support may be needed from the host country and willingness to provide such support must be indicated in the proposal. The conference budget also supports the activities of the Steering Committee, currently estimated at $12,000 US Dollars for the two-year period.  The conference sponsors bear no financial liability for the meeting. 

After reviewing your letter of intent and completed questionnaire, you may be asked to submit more information.  The CLEO/Pacific Rim Steering Committee will review the proposals and select the 2020 host location at their August 2017 meeting in Singapore (during CLEO-PR). We would ask that a representative from each Society/Organization that submits a proposal attends the Steering Committee meeting.

Key Dates

Proposal Deadline: 31 March 2017
Proposal Review Meeting: Early August 2017
Notifications Sent: Mid-August 2017