Since 2001, the OSA Fall Vision Meeting has grown as a high-quality, low-cost conference focused on all aspects of the visual system. This year, we return to the University of Rochester and the Center for Visual Science, who are graciously hosting the meeting for the 5th time.

This year's meeting includes invited sessions, two contributed talk sessions, as well as contributed poster presentations. We are also pleased to present the 2012 Tillyer Award to Professor Gerald H. Jacobs from the University of California - Santa Barbara in recognition of his contributions to fundamental understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying color vision, and for pioneering comparative studies which have revealed the nature, variations, and evolution of primate color vision. The Tillyer Award was established in 1953 through an endowment from the American Optical Co. It is presented not more than once every two years to a person who has performed distinguished work in the field of vision, including (but not limited to) the optics, physiology, anatomy or psychology of the visual system. There will be a lecture by Dr. Jacobs followed by a banquet in his honor on September 15.


  • Graduate students and postdocs: $90 ($115 starting August 2)
  • All others: $275 ($325 starting August 2)
  • 1 day registration is $100 ($125 starting August 2)
  • Dinners: Friday dinner $60; Saturday banquet $70

Hotel Accommodations

  • Best Western
    940 Jefferson Road
    Rochester, NY
    $84.99/night + tax
    Room Block Code: UofR Visual Sciences
    Block closes on 8/13/2012
  • LaQuinta Inns & Suites
    717 E. Henrietta Rd
    Rochester NY
    $95/night + tax
    Mention Room Block: Center for Visual Science Fall Vision Meeting
    Block Closes 8/1/12
  • Staybridge Suites
    1000 Genesee Street
    Rochester NY
    UR Rate for studio suites is $112/night + Tax
    Room Block Code: UR Fall Vision Meeting
    Room Block Closes: 8/14/12

Directions and Parking

Free shuttle transportation to the meeting site and the airport will be available for each hotel.

Maps and Directions to the University

The meeting will be held at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The registration desk will be at the SMD entrance. All talks will be held in the Class of '62 Auditorium, and all breakfasts, breaks, and lunches will be held in the Medical Center Atrium. Download Map (pdf)


University of Rochester employees are expected to park in their normal lots. Meeting attendees staying at hotels are asked to utilize the hotel shuttles rather than driving. Other attendees who need to park at the meeting site should contact .

Wireless Internet

There will be a public wireless network in the Medical Center Atrium. Login information will be given to participants who selected wireless on the registration form.