Associations


The Optical Society--OSA Industry Development Associates
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions that power achievements in the science of light.
Laser Institute of America
The Laser Institute of America (LIA) is the professional society for laser applications and safety. Our mission is to foster lasers, laser applications, and laser safety worldwide. Serving the industrial, medical, research and government communities for over 45 years, LIA offers technical information, training and networking opportunities to laser users from around the globe.
SPIE
SPIE is an international not-for-profit professional society for optics and photonics technology, founded in 1955. SPIE is dedicated to advancing the scientific research and engineering applications of optics and photonics through international conferences, education programs and publications.
The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh
About the SSP The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP), along with our sister society, the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering science education in the Western Pennsylvania region. To that end, with proceeds from Pittcon, we support member education programs, teacher and student awards, a wide variety of educational programs, and grant programs for high schools, colleges, and beginning university professors.