Attendees talk at a OSA Meeting


Registration Fees

Registration Type Before or On 04 June 2018 After 04 June 2018
Committee/Presenting Author - OSA Member US$ 690 US$ 815
Committee/Presenting Author - Non-member US$ 840 US$ 965
Technical Registrant - OSA Member US$ 770 US$ 895
Technical Registrant - Non-member US$ 920 US$ 1045
Emeritus Member US$ 395 US$ 520

Full-Time OSA Student Member

*This is a reduced rate for Student Registration supported by a grant

US$ 360 US$ 490

Full-Time Student Non-Member

*This is a reduced rate for Student Registration supported by a grant

US$ 435 US$ 560

Registration Types

Full Congress Registration (Technical Registrant): The registration fee includes admission to the Technical Sessions, Exhibit, Coffee Breaks, the Congress Reception, one copy of the Congress Program and online access to the Technical Digest through OSAP.

Student Registration: Full-time students (graduate and undergraduate) are entitled to the same privileges as regular Full Congress 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 a discounted rate and are entitled to the same privileges as regular Full Congress registrants. 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.

Extra Products for Purchase

Congress Reception
Monday, 2  July, 18:30 – 20:00
One Reception ticket is included in the Full Congress Registration Fee. Guest tickets may be purchased for US $75.

Congress Banquet on Lake Zurich
Tuesday, 3 July, 19:00 - 21:00
Join colleagues for a special evening boat banquet on Lake Zurich. After a welcome beverage and brief welcome, take advantage of what Zurich has to offer and enjoy a dinner on picturesque Lake Zurich. Tickets may be purchased for US $70.

Payment and Refund 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 submitted through Requests for refunds that are received by Monday, 11 June 2018 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.