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Author and Presenter Information

Abstracts are due 17 July for SPIE Photonics West 2018

Authors and Presenters: be part of the world's premier laser, photonics, and biomedical optics conference. Every year, more than 20,000 people come to hear the latest research in optics, lasers, state-of-the art biomedical technologies, and more.

Not only will you network with other researchers to share your work, but you will also be sought out for your work. You work is the solution someone, or some company, is looking for.

Present you work at Photonics West—your work is the future.


Presentation Information

Follow these instructions to develop a successful presentation, and manuscript, for presentation at the conference and publication in the Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library.

1. Submit an Abstract

Abstract Due Date: 17 July 2017

  • Read the Conference Call for Papers and Submission Guidelines (Conditions for Acceptance, Abstract Instructions, Program Placement, and Publication Information).
  • Select one conference that closely matches the topics in your abstract (do not submit the same abstract to multiple conferences).
  • Click "Submit an Abstract" from within the conference you have chosen, and you will be prompted to sign into your spie.org account to complete the submission wizard.


An official notification will be sent by email to SPIE Contact Authors the week of 25 September 2017.

Submission Questions? Contact your SPIE Conference Programs Coordinator. Be sure to specify to which individual conference you wish to submit.

2. Prepare to Present at the Conference

Presentation Questions? View SPIE Contacts

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These courses are free for SPIE Members.

3. Prepare and Submit Your Manuscript  

Manuscript Questions? View SPIE Contacts

Important Dates

Abstracts Due
17 July 2017

Author Notification
25 September 2017

Manuscripts Due
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