• Optics and Photonics
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    High Speed Imaging + Diagnostics
    Nanoscience + Engineering
    Organic Photonics + Electronics
    Optical Engineering + Applications
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San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
23 - 27 August 2020
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Information for Authors and Presenters

Explore the conferences and submit an abstract to Optics + Photonics

Find where your research fits best – browse the symposia below to find a conference that most closely matches the topics in your abstract. Ready to submit your research? View Submission Guidelines

High Speed Imaging + Diagnostics
Nanoscience + Engineering Applications
Organic Photonics + Electronics
Optical Engineering + Applications

Important Dates

Abstracts Submission Deadline 12 February 2020
Acceptance Notification Sent to Contact Author 20 April 2020
Student Author Travel Grant Application Deadline 20 May 2020
Manuscripts Due 29 July 2020

Prepare to Present at the Conference

• Apply for a visa and/or request an invitation letter

Apply for an SPIE Student Author Travel Grant

• Prepare poster presentations: Poster Presentation Guidelines

• Prepare and upload oral presentations: Oral Presentation Guidelines and Upload Instructions

• View the SPIE Anti-Harassment Policy and SPIE Code of Conduct

• Register for the conference. Registration opens in April 2020.

Presentation Questions? Contact the Program Coordinator (listed in your SPIE.org account)

Present a Better Paper

Prepare to make the best 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

• SPIE Guidelines for Ethical Publishing

• Manuscript Policies and Review Information

• Format your manuscript and view sample templates

• Submit your manuscript (The manuscript submission site will be open 5 weeks before the manuscript due date.)

• Submit your copyright form

Manuscript Questions? Contact the Proceedings Coordinator (listed in your SPIE.org account)