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Welcome Members
Welcome New Members

OSSC welcomes Individual and Corporate
Members who joined (or rejoined) in the last 60 days.

We value your membership
and appreciate your support!

Membership Levels

Public Services

  • Monthly meetings, held from October through June, typically on the second Wednesday of the month.
  • Live streaming for when the drive is too far
  • Networking and social opportunities
  • Dinner (fees may vary)
  • 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:
  • Regular outreach events with our local non-profit partners
  • Regular Family oriented outreach events
  • Educational Support
  • Available support with local colleges & universities
  • Pasadena City College Laser Tech Program
  • UC Irvine Optics Programs
  • Student Discounts for OSSC meetings
  • Online access to recent technical presentations
  • Online Access to read OSSC forums including Job Announcements Post job announcements FREE
  • Online access to recent editions of the OSSC eNewsletters, including the Images eNewsletter
  • Published periodically from October through June, and sometimes during the summer months.
  • Meeting and other Event news
  • Outreach & Educational news
  • Corporate member news
  • Individual member news
  • Optics & Photonics News from Southern California and beyond
  • Most of our events are open to the public.

Individual Membership

  • Access to our online Membership Directory with up-to-date information about other members.
  • Create and control your online Membership Directory profile
  • Display or hide contact information (you control the content)
  • Create your own one page biography viewable by other members
  • Add your photo, company's website & even a link to your LinkedIn and FaceBook page
  • Access to read and post to OSSC forums including the Employment Forums
  • Access to potential members only online forums
  • On-Line Version of our Membership Directory, printable from our website with your contact information available to other members
  • Regular email meeting announcements and event information
  • Ability to participate in selected members only events. Most OSSC events are open to the public but occasionally space limitations require us to limit participation to our members only.
  • Access to Members Only Archives of past Images and other OSSC eNewsletters and meeting presentations.
  • 10% Discount at the OSSC Store!
  • Eligibility to vote in OSSC elections and run for elected office
  • 10% discount on all UC Irvine Optics Classes required for Certificates through the Division of Continuing Education (that can be about ~$70 per class!!)

Regular Membership dues are only $15 per year.

Student Membership

The Society does not offer a Student Membership. However, Individual Members who are full-time students enjoy dinner at most meetings for free or at a reduced cost.

Eligible student must be Individual Members -dues are $15 per year.

Corporate Membership

  • Includes all the regular member benefits listed above plus
  • 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 in the printable version of the OSSC Membership Directory.
  • Company name appears prominently in each Images eNewsletter.
  • Company is listed on the Corporate Members page of this site with a link to your website.
  • Corporate Members can become partners and / or advisors to our partner education programs at:
  • Pasadena City College Laser Tech Program
  • UC Irvine Optics Programs

Corporate Membership dues are $100 per year.

Website Sponsorship

  • Website Sponsorship is an option available to Corporate Members
    • Includes company logo / link on every page of the OSSC website
    • Company logo / link on the home page of the mobile website
Website Sponsorship is $200 per year and includes Corporate Membership.


Fellows are individuals of distinction who have performed outstanding service for the Optical Society of Southern California and the optical industry.

Fellows enjoy free lifetime Individual Membership to the Society.

OSSC Board Membership

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 biographies)

Corporate Address:  Box 228, 2312 Park Avenue
TustinCalifornia  92782
The OSSC is a non-profit 501(C)3 tax exempt corporation.
The OSSC does NOT endorse candidates for public office or contribute to political candidates or campaigns.