Attendees working during the Innovation School in 2017


 UPDATED RATE: Thanks to generous donation from one of OSA's corporate members, we are able to offer a 50% discount on registration.  The new rate is now $875!  Additionally we have monies for travel grants.  Contact Chad Stark at for more information on travel grants.

The Innovation School offers 4 days of intensive, hands-on training, all reference and onsite materials, meals and up to five nights housing.  If you would like to inquire about special financial assistance or have any registration questions, please contact     

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 with Housing US$ 1750 875

Registration Types

Registration fee includes all pre-course preparation and materials, 4 days of immersive learning, all meals, and 5 nights of housing. Travel is 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 Friday, 14 June 2019 will be honored. All refund requests must be made in writing.

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.