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2020 CLEO Conference becomes an all-virtual presentation

Date Announced: 08 Apr 2020

The CLEO co-sponsors are pleased to announce that the CLEO Technical Conference 2020 will be held in an all-virtual, web conference format, 11 - 15 May. Technical sessions will be presented live from the Pacific Daylight Time Zone (PDT) with a recorded archive available later for on-demand viewing. Authors will pay a US$ 100 presentation fee; all others can access the conference at no cost.

What Will be Presented Online?

  1. All technical sessions (including invited speakers and contributed oral and poster presentations)
  2. The two plenary sessions, tutorials, workshops, special symposia and Applications & Technology Topical Reviews
  3. Select industry-based, “show floor” programs (to be determined)

CLEO Short Courses have been cancelled. The show floor (exhibition) component of the conference will not be presented this year.

The Virtual Presentation

  1. The virtual program will be presented live using the Zoom web conferencing platform.
  2. Presentations will be a hybrid of prerecorded content and live presentations—dependent upon speaker preference.
  3. Poster presentations will be offered as PDF files with (tentatively) an accompanying Q&A session.
  4. The flexible platform allows for interactive, two-way communications between speakers and audience, and can accommodate individual speakers through multi-participant panels.
  5. Technical sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants for on-demand, archived viewing.

IMPORTANT! Speakers will receive a separate, follow-up email with information on the presentation options and how to select a preference.

Schedule and Operations

  1. CLEO will be presented with a slight schedule change—now starting on Monday, 11 May.
  2. The virtual schedule will follow the published agenda of sessions.
  3. All participants will receive access to the live technical sessions, recorded/archived content and the Technical Digest.


  1. Any individual who has previously registered for the congress will automatically receive a full refund. No action is required to initiate the request.
  2. Refunds will be issued back to the original payment method used and may take up to six weeks to process.

Note: Even though your registration fee will be refunded, you retain your access to participate in the virtual meeting. You will not have to register again.

The CLEO co-sponsors look forward to presenting this virtual solution that benefits speakers and attendees while ensuring the well-being of all participants.

We remain committed to providing frequent and current updates regarding the meeting status—both through direct communication and the conference website.

Future Dates

Year Conference Exhibition Location
2021 09 – 14 May 11 – 13 May San Jose, California, USA
2022 15 – 20 May 17 – 19 May San Jose, California, USA
2023 07 – 12 May 09 – 11 May San Jose, California, USA


General Attendee Information
Technical Conference
Registration Customer Service
Technical Publications and Submissions
+1.202.416. 6191


Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales
Exhibit Logistics and Operations

Exhibit Accounts (payments, invoices and exhibitor primary contact changes)

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