I hope all conference attendees, presenters, and organizers have made it safely back home by now. Thanks to all of you for your hard work, great research, and participation in our field. Though the economy has not been on our side, one wouldn't know it from the innovations demonstrated in both the academic sphere and marketplace at this conference.
I hope to see everyone at CLEO/QELS in Baltimore, May 1-6, 2011.
I would like to give special thanks to April Zack, head of OSA student chapters and the young professionals organization of the OSA, Dominique Smith, from OSA marketing communications, and Juliann Grant, OSA social media consultant, without whom this blog would not have happened.
Also, special thanks to Sam Rubin of Thorlabs for sending me home with enough Thorlabs T-shirts for everyone in my lab at Augustana, as well as the doggy bag of lab snacks which saved me one night at the hotel when I came down with a bad case of the munchies!
Most of all, thanks to all of you who took time to read the posts. I certainly benefited from writing them. Never would I have looked so carefully at what was available to me at the conference. I hope you came away with something as well.