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 for your 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.
|Course proposals for education program due from Chairs||1 August 2022|
|Abstracts due||10 August 2022|
|Program due from Chairs||19 September 2022|
|Registration opens||24 October 2022|
|Authors notified and program posts online||31 October 2022|
|Applications open for RFW and conference awards||1 November 2022|
|Applications close for RFW and conference awards||12 December 2022|
|Submission system opens for manuscripts and poster PDFs*||19 December 2022|
|Conference Chair award selection due||9 January 2023|
|Symposium Chair RFW award first-place and runner-up selections due||30 January 2023|
|Poster PDFs due for spie.org preview and publication||25 January 2023|
|Manuscripts due||1 February 2023|
|All award applicants notified of application status||2 February 2023|
|Advance upload deadline for oral presentation slides**||17 February 2023|
|Manuscript reviews due from Chairs||10 March 2023|
*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.