23 March 2020 – 25 March 2020 Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic
12 July 2020

This OSA Meeting has been postponed.

The OSA High-brightness and Light-driven Interactions Congress was not held as originally scheduled. The congress committee has expressed a preference to convene the meeting later this year, and OSA is currently exploring venues in Prague for the late November or early December time frame.

We continue to monitor health and travel advisories related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and commit to being responsive amidst changing conditions. We appreciate your patience in waiting for an announcement on future plans.



Registration Fees

Registration Type On or Before 24 February 2020 After 24 February 2020
Committee/Presenting Author - OSA Member US$ 710 US$ 840
Committee/Presenting Author - Non-member US$ 855 US$ 980
Technical Registrant - OSA Member US$ 795 US$ 925
Technical Registrant - Non-member US$ 940 US$ 1065
Emeritus Member/ Full-Time OSA Student Member US$ 395 US$ 520
Full-Time Student Non-member US$ 560 US$ 685

Registration Types

Full Congress Registration (Technical Registrants): This registration fee includes admission to the Technical Sessions, Exhibit, Coffee Breaks, and the Congress Reception, as well as one copy of the Congress Program and online access to the Technical Digests through OSA Publishing.

Student Registration: Full-time students (graduate and undergraduate) are entitled to the same privileges as 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. 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 with OSA must equal 75 years or more.

Extra Products for Purchase

Congress Reception Ticket
19:00 - 20:30  |  Tuesday, 24 March

Join fellow High Brightness Congress attendees for a special reception at the Illusion Art Museum Prague. Dedicated to illusion and trick art, the museum is beautifully located on Old Town Square with an unobstructed view of Prague’s iconic astronomical clock “Orloj.”

IAM Prague’s exhibits marry historical techniques of creating illusions in art with 21st century social media creations, leading to many Instagrammable moments at the Museum. Guests are encouraged to touch and interact with all the museum’s exhibits.

Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served, allowing you plenty of time to eat dinner in the historic Old Town Square afterwards. Register in advance to secure your space. A US$ 25 RSVP and shuttle fee is required to reserve your spot. Transportation to and from the Prague Congress Centre will be provided.

*Please note that additional tickets for guests of congress registrants are also available for US$ 75 per person.

Tour of ELI Beamlines Centre and HiLASE Centre
09:00 - 13:30  |  Thursday, 26 March

Join fellow High-brightness Congress attendees on an exclusive tour of the ELI Beamlines research center and HiLASE Centre.

ELI Beamlines aims to run the world's most intense laser system. With ultra-high peak powers of 10 PW and focused intensities up to 1024 W/cm^2, the center offers unique sources of radiation and particle beams to users. These beamlines are enabling groundbreaking research not only in the fields of physics and material science, but also in biomedical research and laboratory astrophysics. ELI Beamlines is a part of the ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) project, a new pan-European research infrastructure, and part of the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) plan.

HiLASE is a new technological infrastructure in the field of application-oriented laser research and development. The HiLASE Centre combines the development of diode-pumped solid-state pulsed lasers (DPSSL) with the development of laser driven applications requiring high energies, high average power or high peak power. Developed and operating laser systems with short and ultra-short pulses are among the most powerful laser systems in the world. The developed laser systems provide energy from the hard UV through visible wavelengths to near and mid-IR light.

The tour group will meet at the Prague Congress Centre for a 09:00 departure. We will travel to ELI Beamlines and the HiLASE Centre where we will begin the tour at approximately 10:00. ELI Beamlines will provide a guided tour of the visitor’s gallery and an opportunity to experience the virtual reality station. The HiLASE Centre will provide a guided tour of their experimental halls and the Laser Shock Peening station. The tour will conclude with lunch served on site at ELI Beamlines at 12:00. We will depart the facility at approximately 13:00 and return back to the Prague Congress Centre.

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 http://www.osa.org/help. Requests for refunds that are received after Monday, 2 March 2020 will not be honored. All refund requests must be made in writing.

*Note that the Post-deadline Paper 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 6 months in some cases.

Registration Support

Please contact Customer Service at https://www.osa.org/help or +1.202.416.1907 with questions regarding registration.