The Young Atom Opticians (YAO) conference is a yearly meeting, organized by and for PhD candidates in the field of atomic, molecular and optical physics. This year it took place in Munich (http://www.yao-conference.org/), and the 2017 edition will take place in Paris.
This year programm included 5 invited speakers, more than 40 talks from participants and two poster sessions. At every conference there is an election, where the YAO will take place in two years. This years choice fell for Scotland in 2018.
The next YAO will be held at Paris in July 2017 (https://yao2017.lkb.ens.fr/), make sure you sign up for their mailing list.