If you have questions regarding your registration please contact Michele Schultz at or 585-275-8659.

Online Registration is closed. If you wish to attend the meeting you will need to register in person. View the list of registered participants

Registration Fee

Early registration is closed.

Note that the registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks for all 3 days. Registration fees are $115 for students/postdocs and $325 for all others.

1 day registration is $125.

The following methods of payment are accepted: Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard (Sorry, no Discover or American Express). For credit card payment, please bring your card with you. We will need to swipe it during the meeting. UR registrants must send a Blue Requisition with account number to CVS.

Make checks payable (in USD only) to the University of Rochester and mail to:
University of Rochester
Center for Visual Science
274 Meliora Hall
Rochester, NY 14627
Attn: Michele Schultz


Breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks will be provided to pre-registered meeting participants on Friday-Sunday, September 14-16, 2012. However, you must order in advance on the registration form. There will be 2 banquets associated with this meeting. The Friday dinner will cost an additional $60. On Saturday, the Tillyer banquet will be held at the Rochester Museum and Science Center and will cost an additional $70, including admission.

OSA Frontiers in Optics Overlap Day

Note that any OSA Vision Meeting registrant who is an OSA member can attend any one day of the OSA's Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics, also held in Rochester (October 14-18, 2012). There will be a number of excellent vision-related sessions including: Understanding the developing and aging visual systems, The impact of chromatic aberration on the visual system, High-resolution imaging of the living cornea, and Adaptive optics for vision and imaging. See http://www.frontiersinoptics.com/ for more information. You must be registered for the OSA Vision Meeting and be an OSA member in order to take advantage of this offer. Visit http://www.osa.org/Membership/Join_Renew/default.aspx to become an OSA member.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is closed. If you are a speaker and wish to submit your abstract online, email for the website. You will not receive a confirmation email. When you submit your abstract, a screen will appear with a summary of the information you entered into our database. You can view the list of submitted abstracts and contact us via email if your abstract does not appear on the list.

Notices regarding abstract acceptance were emailed 07/25. If you did not receive an email, please contact Sara Peterson at the address above or call 585-275-2459.

Guidelines: Authors can be first author on only one abstract. Only electronic abstract submissions will be accepted. Please adhere to the submission guidelines and limitations. If your abstract greatly exceeds the maximum settings, it may be rejected. Do not use superscripts/subscripts in your abstract, as the system cannot store them.

Poster Display Guidelines

  • The poster should be put up during registration, Friday, September 14. The poster session will be held in the Flaum Atrium, which is adjacent to the meeting room. You should leave your poster up until lunch on Sunday. Please remove it promptly during the lunch break on Sunday as we will need to put away the easels and posterboards.
  • The posters should be prepared to fit on 5ft by 3.5ft foam core poster board that has a white background. You may print your poster with either portrait or landscape orientation.
  • All boards will be numbered. Attach your poster to the board that corresponds to your number on the "Poster Presentations" list in the program booklet.
  • We will have a supply of pushpins available at the registration desk should you be unable to bring your own. Do not use tape.
  • Do not try to mount heavy materials, as they will have difficulty staying attached to the foam core poster board.

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 .