Attendees talk at a OSA Meeting


Advanced Registration Ends: 5 March 2018 23:59

Register online and pay by credit card.
View the Registration Terms & Conditions.
Download the registration pdf.

Registration Fees

Registration Type Before or On 5 March 2018 After 5 March 2018
Committee/Presenting Author - OSA Member US$ 740 US$ 865
Committee/Presenting Author - Non-member US$ 890 US$ 1015
Full Technical Registrant - OSA Member US$ 820 US$ 945
Full Technical Registrant - Non-member US$ 970 US$ 1095
Emeritus Member/ Full-Time OSA Student Member US$ 445 US$ 570
Full-Time Student Non-member US$ 515 US$ 640

Registration Types

Full Technical Registration: The registration fee includes admission to the Technical Sessions, Exhibit, Coffee Breaks, the Conference Reception and one copy of the Conference Program and online access to the Technical Digests Papers.

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.

Extra Products for Purchase

Extra Welcome Reception Ticket
Tuesday, 3 April, 17:30 – 19:00
One Welcome Reception ticket is included in the Full Technical Registration Fee. Guest tickets may be purchased for US $75.
Evening Dinner Yacht Cruise
Wednesday, 4 April, 18:00 – 20:00
Attendee Ticket (Tickets are not included in registration fee): US $25
Guest Ticket: US $75

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, 12 March 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.