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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
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Important Information for SPIE Photonics West Chairs and Committee Members

SPIE Chairs and Committees

The responsibilities of being Conference Chair, Program Committee member, or Session Chair are crucial to the success of SPIE events, and it is you, our incredible volunteers, who are the true engine of the Society. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire staff of SPIE, THANK YOU for volunteering your time and dedication—we truly could not do this without you.  

If you have any questions or concerns at any point along the way, please don't hesitate to contact your Conference Program Coordinator.

Conference Timeline and Deadlines

11 March 2019

Call for papers due from Chairs 

8 April 2019

Call for papers opens online at http://spie.org/pw

June 2019

Hotel and Travel Online at http://spie.org/pw

24 July 2019

Abstracts due (authors submit abstracts via http://spie.org/pw)

5 August 2019

Chairs propose Short Courses for Education Program

27 August 2019

Advance Program due from Chairs

25 September 2019

Advance Program Online at http://spie.org/pw

30 September 2019

Author notifications sent by SPIE (contact author of each submission will be notified of acceptance via email)

31 October 2019

Student Grant Application Deadline

2 December 2019

Final Program due from Chairs

11 December 2019

Deadline for authors to submit manuscript for OPTO conferences with on-site proceedings: OE115, OE131-OE133

8 January 2020

Deadline for authors to submit manuscript for all BiOS, LASE, and OPTO conferences (except OE115, OE131-OE133)

6 January 2020

Chairs complete Manuscript Reviews and submit Introduction to Proceedings for OPTO conferences with on-site proceedings: OE115, OE131-OE135

1 - 6 February 2020

Conference held at The Moscone, San Francisco, California USA

2 weeks after meeting

Chairs complete Manuscript Reviews and submit Introduction to Proceedings


Information for Conference Chairs


Information for Program Committee Members


Information for Session Chairs




Important Dates

Abstracts Due
24 July 2019

Author Notification
30 September 2019

Manuscripts Due
8 January 2020
(All conferences except
OE115, OE131-OE133)

On-site Manuscripts Due
18 December 2019
(OE115, OE131-OE133)


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