Conference history

Previous KOALAs were run as part of the IONS (International OSA/Optica Network of Students) series. In 2022, KOALA has changed to be supported directly by the parent organisation Optica (formerly OSA).

2021 – No conference held

2020 – No conference held

Dec 2nd to 6th, 2019 - University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Dec 4th to 8th, 2018 - Macquarie University & University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Nov 26th to Dec 1st, 2017 - University of Queensland & Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Nov 27th to Dec 2nd, 2016 - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Nov 23rd to 27th, 2015 - University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Nov 23rd to 28th, 2014 - University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Nov 25th to 29th, 2013 - University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Dec 2nd to 7th, 2012 - Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

2011 - University of Melbourne, Swinburne University & RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

2010 - University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

2009 - University of Sydney and University of Macquarie, Sydney, Australia

2008 - University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Photos from past events

KOALA 2017 in Brisbane

KOALA 2018 in Sydney

Industry and innovation evening, KOALA 2018

Student presentation at KOALA 2019

Student presentation at KOALA 2019