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.
Below you'll find information specific for each of these roles. All volunteer leadership roles with SPIE are tasked with furthering and promoting a culture of inclusion and pushing diversity of ideas. If you have any questions or concerns at any point along the way, please don't hesitate to contact your conference program coordinator.
|Abstracts due||13 September 2023|
|Program due from Chairs||16 October 2023|
|Authors notified and program posts online||20 November 2023|
|Registration||Opens November 2023|
|Submission system opens for manuscripts and poster PDFs*||8 January 2024|
|Poster PDFs due for onsite preview||31 January 2024|
|Advance upload deadline for oral presentation slides**||23 February 2024|
|All manuscripts due||20 March 2024|
|Manuscript reviews due from Chairs||1 April 2024|
*Contact author or speaker must register prior to uploading
**After this date slides must be uploaded onsite at Speaker Check-in
Program committee members who are essentially inactive will be rotated off after two or three successive occasions exhibiting negligible involvement, in the interests of efficiency and to make space for new committee members.
For information on how to prepare for and chair a session see the guidelines on chairing a session
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact your Conference Program Coordinator.