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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:

  1. Reserve a conference room or similar room that can seat a medium size group
  2. Register for the event on behalf of the group/hub.
  3. Act as the point of contact for people interested in joining your hub
  4. 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.