The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Moscone Center,
San Francisco, California, USA

The Suzanne R. Nagel Lounge Speaker Schedule

Nagel Lounge

Named in honor of the first woman chair of OFC, Suzanne R. Nagel, the lounge is an inclusive networking space that offers attendees the opportunity to discuss diversity trends, meet colleagues, explore new business opportunities, and have professional headshots taken. Attendees can participate in small group professional development sessions throughout the week focused on topics ranging from career enhancement to the importance of mentorship. 

Suzanne was the first woman president of the IEEE Photonics Society, board member of the Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network and first woman to be named an AT&T Bell Laboratories Fellow. As a fellow of both The Optical Society and IEEE Photonics Society, Suzanne is a pioneer who used her visibility to create women-focused mentoring opportunities.

Come back regularly to see updates to the schedule. 

 

Tuesday, 10 March
Event Name Event Details Time
Smooth(ie) Start

Kick off the OFC Exhibit with a smoothie shooter and get the full list events and activities happening in the 2020 Nagel Lounge.

10:00 - 11:00
Professional Headshots

Update your profile with a complementary professional headshot.

10:00 - 17:00
Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

Michela Svaluto Moreolo, Director of Quality Programs & Senior Researcher, CTTC

10:30 - 11:00
The Hidden Values of Volunteering: How It Can Benefit Your Career

A. Catrina Coleman, Professor, UT Arlington 

11:30 - 12:00
Lessons Learned: How to Navigate Your Career & Stay Relevant

Leslie Rusch, Professor, Laval University

12:30 - 13:00
Paper Review: What to Do, What NOT to Do & What’s In It for You

JOCN Editor-in-Chief Jane Simmons, Founder, Monarch Network Architects

13:30 - 14:00
Nagel Networking Time

Meet colleagues, build relationships and explore new business opportunities.

16:30 - 17:00
Wednesday, 11 March
Event Name Event Details Time
Exhibitor Only Complementary Headshots

The photographer will open early for exhibitors who would like to update their professional headshot before the show opens.

09:00 - 10:00
Professional Headshots

Update your profile with a complementary professional headshot.

10:00 - 17:00
Open Access Publishing: Maximize the Exposure of Your Research

Carmen Menoni, University Distinguished Professor, Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology, Colorado State University

10:30 - 11:00
CANCELLED: Ideas Compete, People Collaborate: Harnessing Diversity to Create High-performing Teams

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11:30 - 12:00
Mentorship: How to Ensure a Rewarding Experience for Both Mentor & Mentee

Fatima Garcia-Gunning, Senior Staff Researcher, Tyndall National Institute

12:30 - 13:00
CANCELLED: Volunteer, Give Back & Grow

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13:30 - 14:00
Opportunities & Challenges for Promoting Diversity in Our Community

Dalma Novak, Vice President of Engineering, Octane Wireless

13:30 - 14:00
CANCELLED: Outsmarting Unconscious Bias

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14:30 - 15:00
Nagel Networking Time

Meet colleagues, build relationships and explore new business opportunities.

16:30 - 17:00
Thursday, 12 March
Event Name Event Details Time
Exhibitor Only Complementary Headshots

The photographer will open early for exhibitors who would like to update their professional headshot before the show opens.

09:00 - 10:00
Professional Headshots

Update your profile with a complementary professional headshot.

10:00 - 16:00
Becoming an OFC Program Chair: A Road Less Traveled

OFC Program Chair Jun Shan Wey, Sr. Director, Fixed Networks Technology Strategy and Standards, ZTE TX

10:30 - 11:00
CANCELLED: The Lone Woman: How to Survive and Thrive

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14:30 - 15:00
Nagel Networking Time

Meet colleagues, build relationships and explore new business opportunities.

15:30 - 16:00

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