IONS РELO (escuela latinoamericana de óptica or, LatinAmerican School of Optics) was born in 2017, in the OSA Leadership Conference of that year (see photo below). The idea was create an event, organized by students, that could connect and strengthen optical sciences in Latin America. This event, in with a school format, will be held annually, hosted each year in a different city of Latin America. The first of this series of events will be IONS-ELO 2019, in Campinas, Brazil