Donate The OSA, Columbia Section works to bridge industry and universities in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The Pacific Northwest Optics Conference (PNWOC) was founded in the spring of 2015. The conference showcases cutting edge research in industry and academia. As a non-profit, OSA, Columbia Section strives to offer networking opportunities and encourages outreach to promote interest in optics and photonics. Support for this effort is appreciated and driven by volunteers. Please feel free to donate time or funds. Under IRC § 170, donors may deduct from their taxes contributions made to the OSA, Columbia Section, Inc.