• Technical Conference:  15 – 19 September 2019
  • Science & Industry Showcase:  17 – 18 September 2019



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Venue and Registration Hours

Registration is located in the Atrium (lower level) of the Marriott Wardman Park hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20008.

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15 September
16 September
17 September
18 September
19 September
07:00 – 17:00 07:00  17:00 07:30  18:00 07:30  17:30 07:30  11:00


Registration Fees

Registration Type Before or On 19 August 2019 After 19 August 2019
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$ 560 US$ 685
Exhibit Pass Plus US$ 0 US$ 0

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 Sessions, Exhibit Hall, Coffee Breaks and FiO/LS Conference Reception, as well as one copy of the Conference Program and online access to the Technical Digest through OSAP.

Full Conference Registration

The registration fee includes admission to the Technical Sessions, Plenary Sessions, Exhibit Hall, Coffee Breaks, and the FiO/LS Conference Reception, as well as 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 Sessions. This registration does not include access to the Technical Sessions.

Extra Products for Purchase

Awards Ceremony & Reception Ticket
Monday, 16 September, Ceremony: 18:30 - 19:30 / Reception: 19:30 - 21:00
Connect with distinguished members of the optics and photonics community at the FiO + LS Awards Ceremony & Reception. Please contact awardsevent@osa.org for questions. Tickets may be purchased for US$ 75. 


Guest Conference Reception Ticket
Tuesday, 17 September, 18:30 - 21:00
This is an additional ticket for guests of conference registrants to attend the 2019 FiO + LS Conference Reception on Tuesday evening. Conference attendees do not need to purchase a ticket for themselves, as one (1) is included with each full conference registration. Guest tickets may be purchased for US$ 50.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

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 http://www.osa.org/help. Requests for refunds that are received after Monday, 26 August 2019 will not 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.

Registration Support

Please contact Customer Service at https://www.osa.org/help or +1.202.416.1907 with questions regarding registration.

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