The value of your Full ASSL, LS&C and MICS Conference Registration is amazing!

It includes:
  • Admission to all Technical Sessions
  • One copy of the Printed Program & Digest
  • Daily Morning and Afternoon Refreshment Breaks
  • Sunday Evening’s Welcome Reception
  • Three Buffet Lunches Tuesday – Thursday, 29-31 October
  • Wednesday Evening’s Special Banquet
*Registration Categories considered Full Conference are: Committee/Presenting Author, Technical Registrant, Emeritus, Student

Member Type On or Before 30 September After 30 September
Committee/ Presenting Author - OSA Member US$ 715 US$ 835
Committee/ Presenting Author - Non-member US$ 850 US$ 970
Technical Registrant - OSA Member US$ 790 US$ 910
Technical Registrant - Non-member US$ 925 US$ 1,045
Emeritus Member US$ 315 US$ 365
Full-Time OSA Student Member US$ 115 US$ 365
Full-Time Student Non-member US$ 170 US$ 420
Short Courses
On or Before 13 October After 13 October
1/2 Day Short Course - OSA Member US$ 265 US$ 315
1/2 Day Short Course - Non-member US$ 335 US$ 385
Short Course Descriptions:
SC290          SC337-Cancelled           SC404      SC405-Cancelled          SC406           SC407

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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!

New!!! - Committee/Presenting Author

Committee Members and Presenting Authors for the Application of Lasers for Sensing & Free Space Communication (LS&C) meeting 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 LS&C meeting.

Full Conference Registration

The registration fee for the LS&C meeting includes admission to all technical sessions, coffee breaks/refreshments, the Conference Reception, one copy of the 2013 Program and Technical Digest on CD-ROM as well as access to the papers on Optics InfoBase and Content Capture.

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.

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 30 September After 30 September
OSA Member                        US$ 265 US$ 315
Non-member US$ 335 US$ 385
Course Descriptions:
SC290          SC337           SC404          SC405          SC406           SC407

Extra Banquet Ticket - Wednesday, 30 October, 19:30 - 21:45

One Banquet ticket is included in the Full Technical Fee. Guest tickets may be purchased for US$ 100 per person.

Program and Technical Digest

Extra copies of the Program and Technical Digest on CD-ROM are available for purchase for US $75.

Contribute to the OSA Foundation

Help fund programs that advance youth science education, provide resources to underserved populations, offer career development assistance, and recognize technical and business excellence through a contribution to the OSA Foundation. Your donation of US $25 or US $50 will be matched by the Optical Society, so your gift has twice the impact. For more information about the Foundation, or if you would like to provide an additional contribution, please visit

By registering, attendees agree to the terms and policies as set forth by OSA.

Payment Information:

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 sent to OSA’s Customer Service department by submitting a Help Ticket. Requests for refunds that are received by 11 October 2013 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 OSA's Customer Service by visiting OSA’s Help Center, by submitting a Help Ticket, or by calling us at +1 202.416.1907 (Worldwide) or 1.800.766.4672 (US/Canada only) with questions regarding registration.