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Information for authors and presenters

Information for authors, chairs and committees: instructions, deadlines, and tips

Prepare to share

Find important information and links for author presenters as you prepare to share your research with colleagues this winter. Join your peers in sunny San Diego.

Guidelines for oral and poster presenters and a helpful to-do list.

Prepare to present

It is important to start preparation of your presentation and manuscript early.
Please be sure to carefully review the important dates and deadlines and read emails that you receive from SPIE. We are glad that you are interested in being a part of this dynamic program. We are here to support you in this journey from conference presentation to publication. 

Prepare to share your work

Important dates

Abstracts due 9 August 2023
Registration opens October 2023
Authors notified and program posts online 30 October 2023
Applications open for RFW and conference awards 30 October 2023
Applications close for RFW and conference awards 1 December 2023
Submission system opens for manuscripts and poster PDFs* 18 December 2023
Poster PDFs due for preview and publication 24 January 2024
Manuscripts due 31 January 2024
Advance upload deadline for oral presentation slides** 16 February 2024

*Contact author or speaker must register prior to uploading
**After this date slides must be uploaded onsite at Speaker Check-in


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