Classical Optics Registration Fees

Member Type  On or Before
26 May
After 26 May     
Committee/Presenting Author -  Member US$ 610 US$ 730
Committee/Presenting Author - Non-member US$ 745 US$ 870
Full Technical Registrant - Member US$ 685 US$ 805
Full Technical Registrant - Non-member US$ 820 US$ 945
Emeritus Member US$ 345 US$ 395
Student Full Technical Member US$ 275 US$ 325
Student Full Technical Non-member US$ 330 US$ 375

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!

New!! - Committee/Presenting Author

Committee Members and Presenting Authors for the Congress 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 presenting a paper at the meetings.

Full Conference Registration

The registration fee includes admission to the Technical Sessions, Exhibit, Coffee Breaks, the Hawaiian Luau and access to paper summaries via Optics InfoBase.

Student 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 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.

Short Course Registration Fees

Member Type On or Before 26 May After 26 May
OSA Member US$ 270 US$ 320
Non-member US$ 340 US$ 390
Course Descriptions:
SC414         SC415           SC416          SC417          SC418        

Hawaiian Luau

Monday, 23 June
Join your fellow attendees for the Hawaiian Luau. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The luau is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase an extra ticket for their guest for US$ 100 each.


Checks and Money Orders

All checks must be in US dollars and made payable to the Optical Society of America. 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 9 June 2014 will be honored. All refund requests must be made in writing.

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.