Request an Endorsement

OSA is interested in promoting and highlighting meetings that enhance the optical and photonic community and foster global exchange of optics and photonics research. OSA will frequently endorse the objectives of meetings or conferences organized and sponsored by other organizations. OSA accepts such requests on an ongoing basis.

We are particularly interested in meetings that:

  • Builds capacity around the world
  • Identifies emerging or underrepresented topics of broad scientific significance
  • Encourages student and postdoctoral participation
  • Fosters interdisciplinary and international exchange and collaboration

To have OSA consider your request please submit the endorsement request form. The following requirements must be met to be considered:

  • Must be received prior to the paper submission deadline
  • Must include a complete committee list
  • Must include an  invited speaker list (please identify whether speakers are confirmed or tentative)

You will receive a response to your request within two months of receiving the request form.

As a condition of approval, organizers agree to the following:

  • Provide preference on registration and publication prices for OSA members
  • Acknowledged OSA on promotional pieces for the meeting
  • Provide OSA with opportunity to display literature at the meeting
  • Assign an OSA-selected individual to serve on the program committee
  • Provide a final report to include full contact details of attendee list

In turn, OSA will provide the following: 

  • Avoid any involvement in related meetings in same geographic region that would conflict in time with this meeting
  • List the meeting as an "OSA Endorsed" meeting on our Global Calendar
  • Include the meeting in a member e-newsletter on the month requested
  • Provide you with the OSA logo for your promotional materials

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