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1 - 6 February 2020
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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 Instructions
Acceptance Notification Sent to Contact Author 30 September 2019
Student 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

• 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 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 (Contact Author can submit via SPIE.org account)

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