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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
6 - 11 March 2021
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Important Information for SPIE Photonics West Chairs and Committee Members

SPIE Chairs and Committees

The responsibilities of being Conference Chair, Program Committee member, or Session Chair are crucial to the success of SPIE events, and it is you, our incredible volunteers, who are the true engine of the Society. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire staff of SPIE, THANK YOU for volunteering your time and dedication—we truly could not do this without you.  

If you have any questions or concerns at any point along the way, please don't hesitate to contact your Conference Program Coordinator.

Conference Timeline and Deadlines

16 March 2020

Call for papers due from Chairs

28 March 2020

Call for papers opens online at http://spie.org/pw

August 2020

Hotel and travel online at http://spie.org/pw

26 August 2020

Abstracts due (authors submit abstracts via http://spie.org/pw)

21 September 2020

Chairs propose Short Courses for Education Program

19 October 2020

Preliminary program due from Chairs

2 November 2020 SPIE sends preliminary author notification to contact author

1 December 2020

SPIE posts preliminary program online at http://spie.org/pw

Early January 2021

SPIE announces meeting format

12 February 2021

Content to publish due from authors (manuscipts and poster PDFs)

Late February 2021 SPIE posts detailed program online

TBD February 2021

Chairs complete Manuscript Reviews and submit Introduction to Proceedings

6-11 March 2021

Conference scheduled at The Moscone, San Francisco, California USA


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Important Dates

Abstracts Due
26 August 2020

Acceptance Notification
2 November 2020

Manuscripts Due
16 February 2021

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