• Photonics West
    Event Highlights
    Translational Research
    3D Printing
    Photonics West Exhibition
    Photonics West Sponsors
    BiOS Expo
    BiOS Expo Sponsors
    Industry Program
    Special Events
    Travel to San Francisco
    Incident Reporting
    SPIE Event Policies
    For Authors and Presenters
    Abstract Submission Guidelines
    Oral Presentation Guidelines
    Poster Presentation Guidelines
    Manuscript Submission Guidelines
    Get the word out
    For Chairs and Committees
    For Photonics West Exhibitors
    For BiOS Expo Exhibitors
The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
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Information for SPIE Photonics West authors and presenters

Now that you are scheduled in the program, review the information below to better prepare your presentation and manuscript.

Browse the topics to discover what talks and events to attend. If you haven’t already submitted, but would like to, some late submissions may still be accepted. See “How to submit a post-deadline abstract” on the Abstract Submission Guidelines page.

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BiOS 2020


Biophotonics, Biomedical Optics and Imaging

LASE 2020


Industrial Lasers, Laser Sources and Applications

OPTO 2020


Optoelectronics, Photonic Materials and Devices


Important dates

Abstract Submission Deadline 24 July 2019
Post-Deadline Abstract Submissions Closed
Acceptance Notification Sent to Contact Author 30 September 2019
Student Author Travel Grant Application Deadline 4 November 2019
Manuscripts Due for Conferences 11288 and 11307-11309 18 December 2019
Manuscripts Due for all Conferences except 11288 and 11307-11309 8 January 2020
Early-bird Cut-off for Conference Registration 17 January 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 by 4 November 2019

• 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 the Program Coordinator (listed in SPIE.org account)

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)