About EOSAM & Previous Events


The European Optical Society Annual Meeting (EOSAM) is a major international scientific conference with an exhibition and industrial program, held in a different location every year. This year EOSAM will be held 11-15 September at Dijon, France. 

It was established specifically to provide a platform for experts in the field of optics and photonics, bringing forth new research results, the state of the art, and bridging the gap between research, education, and industry. EOSAM is attended by top researchers, key leaders, students, and industry experts.

EOSAM has been organized since 2006, initially in Paris. After 2010 it was decided to move EOSAM around Europe, bringing the event into different optics hubs better serving the local communities and at each time creating a unique EOSAM experience for the attendees. Starting in 2020, the EOSAM is an annual event, so mark your calendars!

EOSAM locations through time:

2006 Paris, France (16 - 19 October)
2008 Paris, France (29 September - 2 October)
2010 Paris, France (26 - 29 October)
2012 Aberdeen, Scotland (25 - 28 September)
2014 Berlin, Germany (15 - 19 September)
2016 Berlin, Germany (26 - 30 September)
2018 Delft, the Netherlands (8 - 12 October)
2020 Porto, Portugal Online conference due to COVID pandemic (7 - 11 September)
2021 Rome, Italy (13 - 17 September)
2022 Porto, Portugal (12 - 16 September)


The websites of the previous EOSAM events can be accessed by clicking the links above.






EOSAM 2006
16 - 19 October Paris, France


The first EOSAM ever organized was held alongside the OPTO exhibition in Paris, France (16 - 19 October 2006),
in co-operation with SFO and EPS. For this first edition, the EOS Annual Meeting featured six topical meetings:

  • Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics (QEOD/EPS and EOS)
  • Extreme Optics (QEOD/EPS and EOS)
  • Nanophotonics, Metamaterials and Optical Microcavities (QEOD/EPS and EOS)
  • Micro-Optics, Diffractive Optics and Optical MEMS
  • Photonic Devices in Space
  • Nonlinear Optics: From Sources to Guided Waves

EOSAM 2008
29 September - 2 October
Paris, France

The second edition of EOSAM was held alongside the OPTO exhibition in Paris, France, in co-operation with SFO.


Topical Meetings:
• TOM 1: Biophotonics
• TOM 2: Terahertz - Science and Technology
• TOM 3: Nanophotonics, Photonic Crystals and Metamaterials
• TOM 4: Micro- and Nanoscale Photonic Systems
• TOM 5: Organic Photonics
• TOM 6: Nonlinear Optics - Materials, Devices and Spatio-Temporal Effects
• TOM 7: Dynamical Optics

Masters and PhD Education in Photonics Biophotonics Business: Opportunities and Challenges for European Companies
(part of TOM 1: Biophotonics)

EOSAM 2010
26 - 29 October
Paris, France

The third scientific EOS Annual Meeting (EOSAM 2010) was held in Paris, France,
from 26 - 29 October 2010 alongside the OPTO exhibition (26 - 28 October),
in co-operation with SFO, ICO, Optecnet, and Photonics4life. Previous meetings took place in 2008 and 2006 with more than 650 attendees.

Topical Meetings and Workshop at EOSAM 2010:

TOM 1: Biophotonics - Advanced Trapping and Optofluidics in Life Sciences
TOM 2: Terahertz Science and Technology
TOM 3: Nanophotonics and Metamaterials
TOM 4: Micro-Optics
TOM 5: Organic Photonics
TOM 6: Nonlinear Optics and Photonics
TOM 7: ICO/EOS TOM on Optics & Energy
Workshop : Masters and PhD Education in Photonics