POM-hubs are not encouraged this time. Due to COVID-19, people should be aware of social distancing and act in according with their government and Institutional regulations.
What is a POM-hub?
It is a place where students and researchers interested in optics can gather to watch POM as a group, creating local communities. POM-hubs have been very successful, to become the soul of the first POM.
POM-hubs are not encouraged this time. If you are nevertheless organising a POM-hub, because you can guarantee a safe environment, then you can find here below the primary responsibilities as an organiser:
- Reserve a conference room or similar room that can seat a medium size group
- Register for the event on behalf of the group/hub.
- Act as the point of contact for people interested in joining your hub
- Stream the event from a computer (e.g. your laptop, a computer in the room)
Some hubs are being hosted by student chapters (e.g. OSA, SPIE, IEEE, APS/EPS) and providing food/drinks for attendees. This is entirely optional.
Here below the 66 POM-hubs of the first POM, January 2020.