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Speakers and attendees residing outside of mainland China will attend the conference online.


Registration Fees

Registration Type  Registration Rate                                                                 
Presenting Author: Presentation Fee* US$ 100
Committee Member US$ 0
Invited Speaker US$ 0
Tutorial Speaker US$ 0
Plenary Speaker US$ 0

*Invited Speakers are not required to pay this fee. Please look for a separate email which will include a discount code you can enter on the final page of the registration website.
Presentation Fee is per presenter, regardless of his/her number of presentations. All presenters must register by 23:59 EDT on Tuesday, 20 October 2020.


Registration Types

Full Congress Registration (Technical Registrants): All registrants will receive access to all live content, as well as recorded/archived content. All registrants will also receive 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. Post-docs are not considered students.

Emeritus Registration: 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.


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 As this is a virtual meeting, all registrants are eligible to cancel their registration (with a full refund if applicable) through Friday, 23 October 2020. No refunds will be honored after this date. A letter requesting the refund should state the registrant's name and the amount of payment and should be submitted through


Registration Support

Please contact Customer Service at or +1.202.416.1907 with questions regarding registration.