Information for authors and presenters

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

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Reconnect with your colleagues and discuss advancements in optical engineering and applications, nanotechnology, quantum science, organic photonics, and astronomical instrumentation. SPIE Optics + Photonics is the perfect opportunity to engage with old friends and make new ones. Join your peers in San Diego and together create the future of optics and photonics.

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Important dates


Abstracts due 7 February 2024
Registration opens April 2024
Authors notified and program posts online 29 April 2024
Submission system opens for manuscripts and poster PDFs* 17 June 2024
Poster PDFs due for spie.org preview and publication 24 July 2024
Manuscripts due 31 July 2024
Advance upload deadline for oral presentation slides** 16 August 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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