Light, Energy and the Environment Congress Registration Fees


Residents of Mainland China can register directly with our local host and do not have to worry about conversion rates.   Please click here to download the registration form for the meeting. E-mail the completed form to the address listed on the form. Payment for China Mainland registrants must be paid by bank transfer.

* Please do not use Online Registration or the US/International Registration Form.  Thank you.

Member Type On or before 05 Oct After 05 Oct
Technical Registrant - OSA Member US$ 490 US$ 590
Technical Registrant - Non-Member US$ 560 US$ 660
Emeritus / Student Technical Registrant - OSA Member US$ 275 US$ 325
Student Technical Registrant Non-Member US$ 315 US$ 385

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Become a member of OSA and take advantage of member rates and special offers.  Becoming a member of OSA actually costs less than paying the non-member registration rate, plus you get all the advantages of OSA membership!



Register Online

Online Registration


Complete the online registration process and pay online by credit card. Please keep your e-mail confirmation as proof of your registration.

Register via Fax


Send your registration form with credit card payment to +1 202.416.6140. To avoid duplicate payment DO NOT fax your form more than once. Please keep your fax confirmation as proof of your registration.

Register via Regular Mail


OSA Finance Department
c/o Optics for Solar Energy (SOLAR)
2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036-1012

Registration Form

Download the Registration Form PDF(pdf)


Technical Registration

The registration fee includes admission to the Technical Sessions, Daily Lunch (Monday - Thursday) Coffee Breaks/Refreshments, the Congress Banquet as well as access to paper summaries via OSA Publishing's Digital Library (formerly Optics InfoBase).

Student Technical Registration

Full-time students (graduate and undergraduate) are entitled to the same privileges as regular registrants. Students are required to present valid student identification when they pick up their registration materials. Post-docs are not considered students.

Emeritus Technical Registration

Emeritus members may also register at the discounted rate. To qualify for emeritus status, members must be fully retired and must have been an OSA member for at least 10 years. The member's age plus the number of years of membership in OSA must equal 75 years or more.

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Checks and Money Orders

All checks must be in US dollars and made payable to The Optical Society. Please indicate the check number on the registration form.

Bank Drafts and Wire Transfers

Please indicate on your registration form which bank was used and when the deposit was made. Also, please notify OSA of the transfer to avoid any lost or unidentified payments.

Refund Policy for Registration

A US $75 service charge will be assessed for processing refunds. A letter requesting the refund should state the registrant's name and the amount of payment and should be faxed to +1 202.416.6140 or submitted through Requests for refunds that are received by 19 October 2015 will be honored. All refund requests must be made in writing.

Note that the Post-deadline Papers notifications typically occur after the refund cut-off date. Keep this in mind when registering.

Refunds based on the inability to get a visa will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Please begin the visa application process early. The visa process can take as long as 3 months in some cases.


Please contact Customer Service at or +1 202.416.1907 with questions regarding registration.