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                                          Advanced Registration Deadline: 9 October 2018 
Registration Fees

Registration Type Before or On 9 October 2018 After 9 October 2018
Committee/Presenting Author - OSA Member US$ 690 US$ 815
Committee/Presenting Author - Non-member US$ 840 US$ 965
Technical Registrant - OSA Member US$ 770 US$ 895
Technical Registrant - Non-member US$ 920 US$ 1045
Emeritus Member
US$ 395 US$ 520
Full-Time OSA Student Member
*This is a reduced rate for Student Registration supported by a grant
US$ 295* US$ 420*
Full-Time Student Non-member
*This is a reduced rate for Student Registration supported by a grant
US$ 365* US$ 490*
Exhibits Pass Plus
US$ 0 US$ 0

Extra Products for Purchase

Thursday, 8 November
 The OIDA Executive Forum is a half-day program that focuses on the business aspects of the laser market, spanning finance to new product development and complements the more technical nature of the collocated conferences on Applied Solid-Stae Lasers and Laser Applications Conference.

Registration Fees for Exhibits Pass Plus Attendees 
OIDA Member - US $99 (Lunch will be provided)
OIDA Non-member - US $149 (Lunch will be provided)

To register for the OIDA Executive Forum, please click here 

Laser Banquet
Attend the Annual Laser Congress Banquet on Wednesday, 7 November from 18:00 (6:00 pm) to 21:00 (9:00 pm). There is a mandatory $10 USD RSVP fee to atttend the banquet. You must pay the fee at the time you register for the Congress. Only one (1) ticket per registrant. Space is limitied. Guest tickets may be purchased for US $95 (onsite purchase only).

Short Course 467 - Quadratic Nonlinear Optics - US $0
Sunday, 4 November 
Complimentary Sessions (registration required)
Morning Session from 09:00 - 12:00  

Short Course 471- Physics of Guided-wave Light Propagation: Applications to Fiber Lasers and Nonlinear Optics - US $0

Sunday, 4 November 
Complimentary Sessions (registration required)
Afternoon Session from 14:00 - 16:15

Registration Types

Full Congress Registration (Technical Registrants): The registration fee includes admission to the Technical Sessions, Exhibit, Coffee Breaks,  the Congress Reception, one copy of the Congress Program and online access to the Technical Digest through OSAP.

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.

  • *Reduced Student Registration Rate: OSA Laser Congress 2018 Chairs are providing a reduced registration fee for student participants. Please note the registration rate has been reduced by $100.00. This discount is already applied to the rates posted above.
  • Needs-based Student Registration Grants: To be considered, prospective student ASSL attendees must apply by 31 August, 2018 by completing the request form. You will be asked to identify your need, and authors will be asked to include the control ID for the contributed submission. You do not need to be an author to be eligible for a grant. Notifications will be sent by 14 September 2018. 
Emeritus Registration: Emeritus members may also register at the discounted rate and are entitled to the same privileges as regular Full Congress registrants. 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.
Exhibits Pass Plus Registration: Registrants in this category can access the Exhibition, select special events and the Plenary Session. This registration does not include access to the Technical Sessions or Congress Banquet.

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 Tuesday, 16 October 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.