Registration

OSA Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences Registration Fees

Member Type Before 02 March After 02 March
Committee/Presenting Author - OSA Member US$ 670 US$ 790
Committee/Presenting Author - Non-member US$ 810 US$ 935
Technical Registrant - OSA Member US$ 745 US$ 870
Technical Registrant - Non-member US$ 890 US$ 1,010
Emeritus Member/ Full-Time OSA Student Member US$ 370 US$ 420
Full-Time Student Non-member US$ 420 US$ 470

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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!

Committee/Presenting Author Registration:  Committee Members and Presenters can now register at a special discounted rate! To take advantage of this rate, registrants must have contributed to the meeting by participating on a committee or by authoring and/or presenting a paper. This includes those that have authored and/or will present posters. The registration fee includes admission to the Technical Sessions, Exhibit, Coffee Breaks, the Conference Reception, one copy of the Conference Program as well as online access to the Technical Digest Papers.

Technical Registration: The registration fee includes admission to the Technical Sessions, Exhibit, Coffee Breaks, the Conference Reception, one copy of the Conference Program as well as online access to the Technical Digest Papers.

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

Emeritus 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. Emeritus members are entitled to the same privileges as technical registrants.

Extra Welcome Reception Ticket: One Welcome Reception ticket is included in the Full Technical Fee. Guest tickets may be purchased for US $75.

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 http://help.osa.org. Requests for refunds that are received by 16 March 2017 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.

NO REQUESTS FOR REFUNDS WILL BE CONSIDERED AFTER 16 March 2017.

Please contact Customer Service at http://help.osa.org or +1 202.416.1907 with questions regarding registration.