Benefits of

Membership Guidelines

There are currently over 1900 members of VSS, representing a wide range of vision research areas. 40% of our members come from outside the United States, representing over 30 countries.

Membership in Vision Sciences Society is on a calendar year basis. Dues are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Remember, you MUST become a 2015 member to access our Online Abstract Submission form and to submit an abstract for VSS 2015. All first authors MUST be current members in good standing.

VSS Membership is open to individuals with interest in the field of Vision Sciences. Regular long-standing members of VSS who have retired may petition for Emeritus status by writing to the Society's Executive Director. Membership fees are waived for Regular Members Emeritus.

How to Join

Online membership applications are accepted through the VSS Membership and Meeting Services System admisitered by spltrak. This system is also used for submitting abstracts and meeting registration. If you cannot remember your user name and password, when you attempt to log in to the system, click on "Forgot User Name and/or Password" and your login information will be emailed to you.

2015 Membership Fees

Predoctoral (Student) Member   $110

Postdoctoral Member   $150

Regular Member   $180

VSS Membership Benefits

  • Eligible to submit abstracts as First Author and present research at annual meeting (presented abstracts are published in the online Journal of Vision)
  • Eligible to submit proposals for VSS-sponsored symposia at the annual meeting
  • Receive reduced conference registration rates
  • Access to online membership directory
  • Eligible to submit job postings, announcements, conferences or seminars of interest to the VSS community
  • Students are eligible to apply for Student Travel Awards
  • Regular members eligible to vote in Board of Director election