OSSC Free Public Services
- Monthly dinner meetings, from October through June, typically the second Wednesday of the month
- Networking and social opportunities
- Technical talks by prominent members of the optics community and related industries
- Tours of industry, university and related organization's facilities
- Outreach and Social Events
- Annual Optricks Day at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Anna
- Regular Family oriented outreach events
- Annual OSSC Golf outing
- Educational Support
- Online access to recent technical presentations
- Online access to recent editions of the Images newsletter
- Published monthly from October through June
- Meeting and other Event news
- Fun and interesting Optricks feature articles
- History Corner
- Corporate member profiles
- Access to read OSSC forums including job announcements
- Post job announcements FREE
Most of our events are open to the public.
- Access to our online Membership Directory with up-to-date information about other members.
- Create and control your online Membership Directory profile
- Hide or display contact information (you control the content)
- Create your own one page biography viewable by other members
- Add your photo, companies website even a link to your Linkedin and FaceBook page
- Acces to read and post to OSSC forums including the Employment Forums
- Access to potential members only online forums
- Print version of the Images newsletter (published monthly from October through June)
- Print Version of our Membership Directory, published once per year, with your contact information available to other members
- Regular email meeting announcements and event information
- Ability to participate in selected members only events Most of our events are open to the public but occasionaly space limitations requires us to limit participation to members only
- Access to Members Only Archives of past Images newsletters and meeting presentations.
- 10% Discount at the OSSC Store!
- Eligabilty to vote in OSSC elections and run for elected office
Regular Membership dues are $15 per year.
- All regular member benefits listed above
- Ability to manage your own Corporate Forum
- Keep the OSSC Membership informed of your latest accomplishments
- Create an ask-an-expert presence on your company's forum
- Corporate profile is regularly published in the OSSC Images newsletter
- Corporate profile in the annual print version of the OSSC Membership Directory
- Company name appears prominently on the back cover of each Images newsletter
- Company listing on the Corporate Members page of this site with a link to your website
- Optional OSSC Website Sponsorship
- Open only to OSSC Corporate Members
- Includes Company Logo and Link on Every Page of the OSSC Website
Corporate Membership dues are $100 per year.
Corporate Membership with optional OSSC Website Sponsorship cost $200 per year.
OSSC Board Members
Members who volunteer to help the Optical Society of Southern California by serving in elected office or chairing a committee are eligible for additional benefits including:
Online public biography viewable by all website visitors (past officers maintain their online biography)
10% discount on all UC Irvine Extension Optics Classes (that can be about ~$70 per class!!)