OSA/SPIE Membership

There are lots of great reasons to become a member of the OSA and SPIE professional societies. Learn more about these benefits and how to join.

Photonics Students: JOIN US!

Note: this is all IN ADDITION to the membership benefits below:

OSA and SPIE Membership Benefits

  • Meet graduate students in other research groups
  • Help organize speaker and community events
  • Network with other OSA members: 14,000 people from over 81 countries!
  • Network with other SPIE members: 17,500 people worldwide!

As a national student OSA member ($40), enjoy:

As a SPIE student member ($20), enjoy:

  • Discounts (e.g., reduced registration, 50% off conference courses) & special member events at conferences like Photonics West and Optics & Photonics
  • Free subscriptions: an online SPIE journal of your choice and SPIE Professional quarterly magazine
  • Access to SPIE's employment resources: SPIEWorks and career fairs at SPIE meetings
  • Eligibility for SPIE Scholarships and Grants


Become an OSA member today! (Or renew your membership!)
click here *please list "Stanford University" as your organization

Become a SPIE member today! (Or renew your membership!) click here

Note: the above $40 and $20 society dues are student rates set by and paid directly to OSA or SPIE. Post-docs, visiting scholars, staff, and faculty are of course welcome to the large majority of our events! OSA/SPIE membership rates vary - please visit the links above.

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