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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.

Regular Members

  • 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.

Corporate Members

  • 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!!)

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