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Come to The Innovation School, a 4-day, hands-on program for early career professionals. You’ll learn the key methodologies for discovering, developing and launching innovative solutions and products; have opportunities to meet and collaborate with peers; and gain invaluable experience working directly with mentors from industry. 

Ideal Participant: The Innovation School is designed for those with an intrapreneurial/entrepreneurial drive seeking to propel innovations within their companies. 

Registration Fees

Registration Type Registration Fee
Registration US$ 750
Registration with Housing US$ 1650

Registration Types

Registration fee includes all pre-course preparation and materials, 4 days of immersive learning and all meals. Travel and housing are not included.

Registration with Housing
Includes all items from the Registration, also includes 5 nights of housing. Travel not included.

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, 5 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.