First started in 2009, IONS conferences in North America has been hosted annually in different universities across the USA from Washington DC and New York City to Palo Alto in California, connecting hundreds of students not only from the country, but Mexico, Canada, European countries and the rest of the world. Few years later the Ottawa-Carleton OSA Students' Chapter welcomed students for the first IONS conference in Canada. The same year OSA Student chapters in Mexico hosted IONS for the first time in the country at the beautiful Ensenada. In just few years, different IONS conferences featured such activities as Congressional visit, National Labs tours, Industrial companies lab tours, professional development on enhancing research presentation skills, manuscripts preparation and submission, career oriented workshop and, of course, many social activities promoting bonding and interaction between participants.
Check the column on the left for more details on each conferences location and highlights and let us know if you would like to host a conference at your university.