7 - 10 October 2024
San Ramon, California, US

Information for authors and presenters

Instructions, important dates, and other information for a successful conference
Presenter speaking at SPIE Laser Damage

We hope to see you in 2024

Find links to presenter instructions, important dates, and other information for a successful abstract submission and presentation at SPIE Laser Damage. 

Important dates

Abstracts due 24 April 2024
National Ignition Facility Tour – waitlist sign-up deadline 12 July 2024
Laser Damage Competition – samples due 1 June 2024
Registration opens June 2024
Authors notified and program posts online 1 July 2024
Submission system opens for manuscripts and poster PDFs* 5 August 2024
Poster PDFs due for spie.org preview and publication 11 September 2024
Advance upload deadline for oral presentation slides** 4 October 2024
Manuscripts due 30 October 2024

*Contact author or speaker must register prior to uploading.

**After this date slides must be uploaded onsite at Speaker Check-In

Prepare to share your work

Why present and publish your work as part of Laser Damage?

Here's how submitting an abstract puts a spotlight on your work:

  • Your participation in the conference gains you international visibility
  • Your research becomes a part of the world's permanent scientific record
  • Your work will be indexed in all relevant scientific databases*

Make sure that your research gets timely publication in the SPIE Digital Library.

*SPIE partners with relevant scientific databases to ensure visibility for your research, including Astrophysical Data System (ADS), Ei Compendex, CrossRef, Google Scholar, Inspec, Scopus, and Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

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