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.
Below you'll find specific information for each of these roles.
If you have any questions or concerns at any point along the way, please don't hesitate to contact your Conference Program Coordinator.
|Call for papers due from Chairs||April 2021|
|Call for papers opens online||10 May 2021|
|Hotel and travel online||August 2021|
|Abstracts due||11 August 2021|
|Course proposals for education program due from Chairs||September 2021|
|Program due from Chairs||September 2021|
|SPIE sends author notification to contact author||10 October 2021|
|SPIE posts program online and opens registration||October 2021|
|Submission system opens for presentations and manuscripts*||29 November 2021|
|Content to publish due from authors||December 2021|
|Chairs complete manuscript reviews||December 2021|
|Post-deadline abstracts due||6 December 2021|
|SPIE sends author notification to contact author for post-deadline abstracts||20 December 2021|
|Manuscript deadline||29 December 2021|
|Oral presentation video deadline||29 December 2021|
|Poster PDF and preview video deadline||29 December 2021|
|Oral slide presentation advance upload deadline||20 January 2022|
|Conference dates||22-27 January 2022|
Program committee members who are essentially inactive will be rotated off after two or three successive occasions exhibiting negligible involvement, in the interests of efficiency and to make space for new committee members.
For information on how to prepare for and chair a session see the guidelines on chairing a session
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact your Conference Program Coordinator.