META’17, the 8th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics

Songdo Convensia, Incheon - Seoul, South Korea

July 25, 2017 – July 28, 2017

Join us for the next edition, META CRUISE 2018!

2017 Plenary Speakers

Welcome to META 2017!

Be a part of META'17, the world’s leading conference on nanophotonics and metamaterials, and take the opportunity to present your recent results, and meet and network with world renowned experts. The program will facilitate discussions on various current hot topics such as metasurfaces & metadevices, topological effects in optics, two-dimensional materials, light-matter interaction in nanocavities, plasmonic circuits, thermal engineering, quantum photonic systems, etc. Featuring several plenary, keynote and invited speakers, the program will provide insights into the latest trends and strategies actionable to deal with the practical challenges faced by the community.


Said Zouhdi
META General Chair

Paris-Sud University, France

Junsuk Rho
META'17 General Co-Chair


Hakjoo Lee
META'17 general Co-Chair

CAMM, Korea

Songdo Convensia

ACS Photonics Young Investigator Lectureship Award

Sponsored by ACS Photonics & META Conference


Year after year, META becomes a MUST ATTEND Event

2016 Plenary Speakers

Below you can find videos of the plenary presentations from META'16 conference held in Malaga (Spain), 25-28 July 2016.

Breaking reciprocity and time-reversal symmetry with metamaterials

Andrea Alù, University of Texas at Austin, USA


Photonic design of nanoscale energy converters

Harry Atwater, California Institute of Technology, USA


Optical forces on exotic materials

Stephen M. Barnett, University of Glasgow, UK


Near-Zero Photonics

Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania, USA


Non-Hermitian photonics: PT symmetry and beyond

Demetrios Christodoulides, University of Central Florida, USA


Transformation optics, surface plasmons, and metasurfaces

Sir John Pendry, Imperial College London, UK


Non-Hermitian photonics: PT symmetry and beyond

David R. Smith, Duke University, USA


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META'14 in Singapore!


The next edition of META will be organized in Singapore, from 20 to 23 May, 2014.


Posted: 2013-06-12

Important notice: accommodation


There are a limited number of rooms left in the hotels proposed by the symposium, please make your reservation as early as possible. No other hotels will be added, you will be responsible for making your own hotel reservations and arrangements. Thank you.

See Accommodation section for further details.

Posted: 2013-02-04

Preliminary Program


The preliminary program has been completed, and can be viewed online here .

Posted: 2013-01-31

Register now!

Registration is now open, with early bird discounts in effect through 8 February 2013.  For more information, please visit the registration section.
Posted: 2012-12-08

AES 2013, the 2nd Advanced Electromagnetics Symposium


META'13, will be organized in conjunction with AES 2013, the 2nd Advanced Electromagnetics Symposium, 19-22 March, Sharjah-Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Website:

A registered participant to one of the events can attend both manifestations META'13 and AES 2013. One registration covers up to 2 papers (it could be one in META and one in AES). For authors who are presenting more than two papers an additional registration fee must be paid.

Posted: 2012-09-27
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