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27 April - 1 May 2020
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For Authors and Presenters

SPIE Digital Forum Presenter Information

Although the in-person SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing scheduled for Anaheim has been cancelled, authors of oral and poster presentations still have the opportunity to present their research to an online audience during the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Digital Forum. Similar to the onsite experience, authors will upload their prerecorded presentations and written proceedings. Then, during the forum 27 April - 1 May 2020, participants from the global photonics community are encouraged to engage with the authors' works by watching presentations and posting questions to authors. Authors will be able to respond to questions received through the platform.

Together we will continue the important work of moving forward scientific discovery and discussion.

Questions on how to successfully record your presentation can be found on our Digital Forum FAQ page.

I’m ready to upload my presentation

Important dates


Deadline to upload recorded presentations 17 April 2020
Deadline to upload manuscripts to be available during Digital Forum 17 April 2020
Digital Forum live dates 27 April –1 May 2020
Extended deadline to upload manuscripts for SPIE Digital Library collection 18 May 2020

Late abstracts may be accepted, subject to chair approval

Use instructions below to submit a post-deadline abstract into the program.


Review the conference call to find the conference(s) that most closely match the topics of the research you wish to present. Important: each abstract may be submitted to one conference only.



2. Be sure to specify to which individual conference you wish to submit.

Present a better paper

Make the most of your presentation – take one of these online courses from SPIE:

• Making the most of your Presentation

• Structuring your Research Paper

These courses are free for SPIE Members.

Prepare and submit your manuscript