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Information for SPIE Photonics West authors and presenters

Important news: Photonics West moves to 6-11 March
The new 2021 dates provide more space at The Moscone Center to accommodate the program and the exhibition as we implement new health and safety guidelines and requirements. We will be working hard to ensure a safe and productive opportunity to meet together. We hope you will plan to join us – a few weeks later than usual – in 2021.

Authors and presenters will continue to receive information about timelines and other important details.

New abstract submission date: 26 August
The Call for Papers is open. Explore where your research best fits – browse the programs below to find a conference that most closely matches the topics in your abstract. Ready to submit your research? View Submission Guidelines

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Important Dates

Prepare to Present at the Conference

Present a Better Paper

Prepare and Submit Your Manuscript

View the BiOS conference

BiOS

Biophotonics, Biomedical Optics and Imaging

BiOS
View the LASE conference

LASE

Industrial Lasers, Laser Sources and Applications

LASE
View the OPTO conference

OPTO

Optoelectronics, Photonic Materials and Devices

OPTO

Important Dates

Abstracts Submission Deadline 26 August 2020
Acceptance Notification Sent to Contact Author 2 November 2020
Manuscripts Due for Conferences OE506, and OE801-OE803 Only 20 January 2021
Manuscripts Due for all Conferences EXCEPT OE506, and OE801-OE803 16 February 2021

 

Prepare to Present at the Conference

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

• Apply for an SPIE Student Author Travel Grant

• Register for the conference

• 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


Presentation Questions? Contact Author Help

Present a Better Paper

Make the best presentation possible – 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 Manuscript Submission Guidelines

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