OSA Laser Congress 2018

November, 2-10, 2018

Laser Congress

The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with the Boston Hospitality Partners are thrilled to welcome The Optical Society to Boston. A lot has changed here recently, so be prepared to be introduced to a new Boston. Our Waterfront is booming with restaurants and harbor walks, our museums have expanded and our hotels have renovated. But not to worry, our mix of colonial charm and urban sophistication still shines through making Boston a dynamic site for meetings of all kind. 

Even though Boston is one of the largest cities in the country, its accessibility is unparalleled. And while it's easy to  see the sights on foot, Boston also has an excellent public transportation system. In addition to everything within the city limits,  some of Massachusetts' most scenic and historic towns are just a short distance from the city center and its proximity to other must-see sites all around New England, make it one of the country's most diverse and exciting locations. 


Register here for the 2018 OSA Laser Congress!

Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel

Visitor Information

BCEC Visitor Information Desk
North Lobby Information at BCEC Open during Conventions
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Visitor Information Representative Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
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Boston Common Visitor Center Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm; Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm

Things to Do

Museum of Fine Arts
Museums & Attractions Our museums are renowned! Our attractions are fun and dynamic!  View great...
Freedom trail tours Otis grave
Sightseeing, Tours & Trails City trolley tours, fall foliage tours, brew pub tours, sports tours, harbor tours,...
Joyful Noise at Sanders Theatre
Performing Arts & Entertainment Boston's cultural calendar is seemingly infinite. Mellow jazz clubs, rock...
Multicultural Collage
Cross Cultural Boston Explore cross cultural events, festivals, exhibitions, sightseeing trails and...
Blue Admit one tickets
Save on Attractions While visiting Boston, consider one of the attraction passes that offer discounts...
Illuminus Light Festival
Free Things to Do Boston offers an abundance of free activities for everyone.
Joyful Noise at Sanders Theatre
Calendar of Events The full calendar of events in Boston includes sporting events, festivals, holiday...
sports and recreation
Sports & Recreation Boston offers a wide array of recreational opportunities  for everyone
Foxboro MA Gillette Stadium
Professional Sports Boston IS Titletown.  Each of our storied franchises has won a championship in...
3 girls shopping
Shopping Shopping in Boston and Cambridge is an event in itself, and there's plenty to...
Night Club people  lights
Nightlife If you enjoy a lively night-on-the-town or simply sitting cozy at a piano bar -...
outdoor enthusiast cycling
Trip Ideas Check out these sample itineraries to help guide your visit to Boston and beyond.

Upcoming Events

Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up
Dec 18
Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer...
Harpoon X-Night December
Dec 18
We’re always testing recipes and tapping unique batches from our 10 barrel pilot...
Holiday Bacchanal Dinner
Dec 19
Fairmont Copley Plaza will again host Boston's most luxurious affair of the season....
Los Lobos
Dec 19 - 20
“We’re a Mexican American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most...
Moscow Ballet Dove of Peace Tour
Dec 19
Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian...
Urban Nutcracker
Dec 20 - 30
Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington. Hip-hop and ballet. Urban Nutcracker is a classic...
Lions and Tigers and Beers, Oh My!
Dec 21
Grab a fermented ale of choice as you join us for Zoo New England’s Conservation...
Sip & Savor: Historic Wines from the Heart of Italy
Dec 21
Discover the historic wines from the heart of Italy, known as the Papal States until...
Macy Gray
Dec 22
Rubies hold a special place amongst the world’s rarest natural treasures. The most...
Gingerbread House Workshop with Jennifer Lee
Dec 23
All kits will be 100% free of all top 10 major allergens, as well as the candy which...
Emmanuel Music: Britten, Ceremony of Carols,Op.28
Dec 24
This work is a culmination of the Christmas Eve service at Emmanuel Church in the...
Boston Wine Festival
Jan 11 - Mar 29, 2019
The Boston Wine Festival features an all-star lineup of intimate winemaker hosted...
Celebrate! with Benkadi Drum and Dance
Jan 21, 2019
The multicultural Benkadi Drum and Dance group returns to perform new dances...
11th Annual Taste of Chocolate Weekend
Jan 25 - 27, 2019
Harvard Square establishments pull out all the stops to celebrate all things...
11th Annual “Some Like It Hot” Chili Cook Off
Feb 2, 2019
The illustrious 11th Annual “Some Like it Hot” Chili Cook-off returns to Harvard...
Celebrate! with Tanglewood Marionettes - The Dragon King
Feb 9, 2019
Journey below the sea in this story of fantasy, courage and wonder from Chinese...
Chinese New Year Parade
Feb 17, 2019
Celebrate the Year of the Pig in Boston's Chinatown with the annual Chinese New Year...
Celebrate! with Flying Ship Productions - Rosa's Ride
Feb 20, 2019
This moving production with original songs, inspirational scenes, and exciting...
Bourbon & Bacon Fest
Mar 9 - 10, 2019
Taste your way through a spectacular array of specialty bourbons and unique whiskeys...
Professor Brian Cox
May 3, 2019
Taking audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and...

See our full Calendar of Events



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