About IONS


Since its inception in 2006 at OSA’s Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO), 55 IONS Conferences have been held all over the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. The meetings are independently managed by OSA Student Chapters and are designed to give young scientists a way to connect and collaborate with the global optics and photonics community.

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Travel and Expenses

Rochester IONS 2017 has a registration fee of $50 which will be used towards meals and lodging for all attendees to minimize any extra costs. Attendees travelling from a distance will be staying at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport which is conveniently located next to the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. A free shuttle service is available to travel from the Rochester airport to the hotel.

There are a limited number of travel grants available for those seeking additional financial assistance. To apply, you will need to provide a resume and a letter of approval from your research advisor which may be emailed to spieosa_rit@googlegroups.com. The grant will provide a minimum of $300 of funding to be used for travel to Rochester.

If you have any additional question, feel free to email us at spieosa_rit@googlegroups.com