Quantum Information and Measurement (QIM)

18 - 20 三月 2014
Messe Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Hotel and Travel

Messe Berlin
Messe Berlin
Messedamm 22, Germany

OSA does not have a hotel block for this conference. Please find hotel options nearby the conference location below:

Hotel Ku’Damm 101
Hotel Concorde
Ibis Hotel

For more information, visit the Laser Optics website.

OSA does not have a hotel block for this conference.

Suggested hotels:

Visa Information

For detailed information about applying for a visa to Germany please click here or visit the VisaHQ website. All foreign nationals entering Germany must be in possession of a valid entry visa, unless you are exempt from this requirement.

The visa application process to enter Germany requires that you have adequate un-used pages in your passport, allowing for any necessary stamps upon arrival and departure. They recommend that you have at least two free pages in Visas section of your passport before any international travel. U.S. citizens can get extra passport pages added to their passports as fast as within 24 hours. OSA is not able to contact any embassies in support of an individual attempting to gain entry into the host country to attend the conference.
Visa to Germany - Frequently Asked Questions
Below is important information you may need to complete your visa application:
02- Commercial register
Location: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg
Number: HRB 5484 B
Address: Messe Berlin GmbH
Messedamm 22,
D-14055 Berlin 

Letters of Invitation

Important information regarding Topical Meeting Visa Invitation Letters (please read):

Research in Optical Sciences Letter of Invitation Request Form

Meeting attendees do not need to wait until your paper is accepted to request a Visa Invitation Letter. Invitation letters take OSA Management 7-10 business days to process. Please fill out all the required information on the form completely to the best of your ability. If you are presenting a paper, include the title and session in which the paper will be presented, or if you are exhibiting, please indicate so in your request. Please note that each individual requesting an invitation letter must fill out a separate form. All letters will be sent in PDF form to the email address provided. If a paper letter is required, please respond to the email. Requested paper letters will be sent complimentary through airmail. This option may take a few weeks to arrive. If you wish to expedite the process, letter will be spent through Federal Express with the recipient’s Federal Express account number or credit card number with an expiration date, please also include your billing address in the request email. OSA Management reserves the right to request further information regarding the company or affiliation of the attendee to ensure the validity of requests.
Individuals requiring letters of invitation to obtain travel visas must apply using the online form.
If you have any questions about the visa invitation letter application process, please contact:
  • Email: invitations@osa.org
  • Fax: +1 202.416.6100
  • Mail: OSA Management – Invitation Letter
    Optical Society of America
    2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW
    Washington, DC 20036

The Research in Optical Sciences Congress will be held at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, located at Messe Berlin GmbH, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin.

Travelers may reach Berlin through a variety of ways. Two airports are available; Tegal International Airport is the main airport for international flights, and Berlin Schonefeld Airport for some airlines within Europe and charter flights from Eastern Europe. The exhibition grounds is a short bus or taxi ride away. Access is also available via train or automobile.

Visit the Laser Optics website for more travel information including train, car and public transportation.


Experience much more than just the Congress!

Berlin the dynamic capital city of the Federal Republic of Germany is a major attraction rich in diversity and culture. Berlin is the most multi-cultural city in Germany, where over 185 nations make up a population of 3.4 million. Covering an area of 892 square kilometers, Berlin is the Goliath among German cities. By international comparison, the German capital is the second largest city in the European Union in terms of its population and the fifth largest in terms of its area.

Berlin sets trends, whether sightseeing, galleries or gourmet restaurants, music or fashion – the German capital is never short of new experiences. Berlin has a vast array of over 175 museums renowned for the quality of their exhibits, and boasts more than 50 theatres and 300 cinemas. The city has 4,650 restaurants, around 900 bars and 190 clubs and discotheques. Berlin is entertainment central – dance, art, fashion, design and music are dynamic forces.

Enjoy an unparalleled spectrum of art, cultural and culinary attractions!

Learn more about Berlin, attractions, tickets and things to do.

Get your Berlin Welcome Card!

Visit the Laser Optics website for more destination information.

Berlin has a temperate climate.  

March Weather in Berlin:
Average High Temperature: 8 °C (46°F)
Average Low Temperature: 0°C (32°F)
For the most current weather forecast, please visit here.

Standard European 230 V / 50 Hz voltage electricity is used in hotels. If travelling from countries outside Europe, you will most likely need a voltage converter.
More information on international electricity.

The local currency is the Euro. Credit cards are accepted in some places, though many Germans prefer to conduct transactions in cash; VISA and MASTERCARD or EUROCARD are the most popular credit cards. It is a good idea to have cash on you as some shops do not accept credit cards. Traveler’s checks are also available. For the latest currency exchange click here.