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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
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For Authors and Presenters

Call for Papers is open! Explore where your research fits – browse the conference programs below to find a conference that most closely matches the topics in your abstract.

BIOS Conference
Biophotonics, Biomedical Optics, and Imaging
Browse BiOS Topics
LASE Conference
Industrial Lasers, Laser Sources, and Applications
Browse LASE Topics
Present at OPTO Conference
Optoelectronics, Photonic Materials, and Devices
Browse OPTO Topics
AR VR MR Conference
Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing
Browse AR, VR, MR Topics


Ready to submit your research? View Submission Guidelines.

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline for Advance Program: 24 July 2019

Author Notification for Advance Program: 30 September 2019

Manuscripts Due: 8 January 2020 (All conferences except OE115, OE131-OE133)

On-site Manuscripts Due: 18 December 2019 (OE115, OE131-OE133)

Official notifications will be sent via e-mail to Contact Authors of accepted presentations the week of 30 September 2019.

Submission Questions? Contact your SPIE Conference Program Coordinator.

Prepare to Present at the Conference

Steps to take to prepare yourself to present at Photonics West 2020:

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

• Apply for an SPIE Student Travel Grant by 30 October 2019

• Register for the conference

• Prepare your poster presentation(s) Poster Presentation Guidelines

• Prepare & upload oral presentation(s): Oral Presentation Guidelines & Upload Instructions

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

Presentation Questions? View SPIE Contacts

Present a Better Paper

Make the most of your 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? View SPIE Contacts