• Technical Conference:  16 – 20 September 2018
  • Science & Industry Showcase:  18 – 19 September 2018


Advance Registration Deadline: 20 August 2018
Registration Type Before or On 20 August 2018 After 20 August 2018
Committee/Presenting Author - OSA/APS(DLS) Member US$ 690 US$ 815
Committee/Presenting Author - Non-member US$ 840 US$ 965
Full Conference Registrant - OSA/APS(DLS) Member US$ 770 US$ 895
Full Conference Registrant - Non-member US$ 920 US$ 1045
Emeritus Member/ Full-Time OSA/APS(DLS) Student Member US$ 395 US$ 520
Full-Time Student Non-member US$ 465 US$ 590
Exhibit Pass Plus US$ 0 US$ 0

Click Here to download the Registration Form

Registration Types

For information on what is included with each registration type, please see descriptions below.

Committee Member/Presenting Author

Committee Members and Presenting Authors can register at a special discounted rate! To take advantage of this rate, registrants must have contributed to the meeting by participating on a committee or by presenting a paper at the meeting.  The registration fee includes admission to the Technical Sessions, Plenary Session, Exhibit Hall, Coffee Breaks and FiO/LS Conference Reception as well as access to the Technical Digest through OSAP.

Full Conference Registration

The registration fee includes admission to the Technical Sessions, Exhibit, Coffee Breaks, the Conference Reception, one copy of the Conference 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 regular registrants. Students are required to present valid student identification when they pick up their registration materials. Post-docs are not considered students.

  • Students must present proof of enrollment in the form of a current valid student ID or proof of current enrollment (e.g. official course schedule, proof of payment for classes, letter from adviser) when picking up badges or when registering on-site. Post-docs are not eligible to register for student rates.  

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. 

Exhibit Pass Plus Registration
Exhibit Pass Plus Registration allows attendees to access the Exhibit Hall and Plenary Session.  This registration does not include access to the Technical Sessions.

Special Event for Purchase

Extra Welcome Reception Ticket
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:30 – 20:30 
This event is complimentary for FiO/LS Technical attendees only. Non-technical attendees and guest tickets are available for US $75 each.


FiO + LS Awards Ceremony & Reception
US $75 per person
Monday, 17 September 2018
Doors open: 17:45
Ceremony: 18:00-19:30
19:30 – 21:00

Carnegie Institution for Science
1530 P. St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
A 20 minute walk or short taxi ride from the Washington Hilton.

Connect with distinguished members of the optics and photonics community at the FiO + LS Awards Ceremony & Reception. This special event will honor the 2018 Frederic Ives Medal / Jarus W. Quinn Prize Winner Rod C. Alferness, and the Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science Recipient Gérard A. Mourou, as well as the other OSA and APS-LS winners and honorees. Please Contact awardsevent@osa.org for questions. Note the timing of this event may be adjusted.

*Limited availability 

FiO/LS  Technical Registrants: Get Free, One-year APS and OSA Memberships
Not an APS or OSA Member? When you register for FiO/LS as a Technical Registrant, you will have the opportunity to join the American Physical Society and The Optical Society at no cost for one year. Together, this represents a value of up to $314!*

Make sure to select this complimentary membership option when you register online.

*These offers are valid for new one-year Individual Memberships only (including one division membership for APS) and excludes students. The membership is not transferable and is a one-time offer.

Important Information

Advance Registration Deadline

Payment MUST be received with your registration form or with your online registration; NO registration will be processed without payment.  All payments must be in US dollars and drawn on a US bank.  Registrations received after 23:59 EST (04.59 GMT), on Monday, 20 August 2018, will be charged the on-site rate.

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 and Cancellation Policy

A US $75 service charge will be assessed for processing refunds.  Requests for refunds will be honored if submitted via the conference online registration site or directly to OSA Customer Service by Tuesday, 04 September 2018.  Please contact Customer Service at http://help.osa.org or +1 202.416.1907 with questions regarding registration.  All OSA Foundation donations are final and will not be refunded. 

Customer Service

Please contact Customer Service at http://help.osa.org or +1 202.416.1907 with questions regarding registration.

Sponsored by: