The responsibilities of being conference chair, 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.
|Call for papers due from chairs||4 July 2022|
|Abstracts due from authors||9 November 2022|
|Advance programme due from conference chairs to conference programmes coordinator||16 December 2022|
|Registration opens||19 January 2023|
|Student grant applications. Visit the Student Conference Support page for details.||January 2023|
|Changes for final programme due from conference chairs to Alex P. Rusova, Conference Programs Coordinator||10 March 2023|
|Manuscripts due for all conferences, authors submit via spie.org||5 April 2023|
|Conference held in person||24 - 27 April 2023|
|Conference chairs to complete manuscript reviews and submit Introduction to proceedings for all conferences||15 May 2023|
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.