OSA Light, Energy and the Environment Congress Registration Fees

Member Type Before 9 October After 9 October
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$ 350 US$ 440
Full-Time Student Non-member US$ 420 US$ 510

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OSA Finance Department
c/o Optics and Photonics for Energy & the Environment (E2)
2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036-1012

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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.

Banquet Ticket - Attendee US$10
This ticket is for full congress technical and student attendees only. 1 per person.

Guest Banquet Ticket US$50
Available for a guest of congress attendees.

Local Agency Tours
Each tour is $30.00 per person and includes roundtrip transportation and boxed lunch. Register before or on 25 October, 2017.

The tour will visit several laboratories in NOAA and NIST at the Department of Commerce site in Boulder. At NIST, the tour will visit three groups that focus on developing new technologies for spectroscopic detection of atmospheric gases. One group is developing integrated path and differential absorption LIDAR techniques for greenhouse gas measurements in the near infrared. Two other groups are developing and applying broadband frequency combs in both the near and mid-infrared for open path spectroscopy of the atmosphere. The NOAA tour will visit three groups that employ optical techniques to measure meteorological, chemical, and aerosol properties in the laboratory and in the field. The tour will include descriptions of development and application of lidar for observing aerosols, ozone, and winds; laser cavity ringdown instruments for measuring chemical species; and optical instruments for field characterization of aerosol properties.
The tour will be at the NCAR's Research Aviation Facility in Broomfield, CO. NCAR operates two research aircraft, a C-130 and Gulfstream V, for the National Science Foundation. These flying laboratories are deployed to places around the world to collect atmospheric measurements and observations that can be analyzed by scientists to better understand weather and climate processes. Participants will get a tour of both platforms including the cabins, cockpits, and descriptions of the exterior modifications to the aircraft.
The Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on creative answers to today's energy challenges. From breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives, NREL researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world use energy. This tour features NREL's South Table Mountain research campus and will include stops at the Science & Technology Facility and Solar Energy Research Support Facility.

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 Monday, 16 October 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.


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