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Presentation guidelines

Preparing your presentation for Photonics West

Below, please find some of the things you can do to start to prepare for your Photonics West presentation. Full details will be available at a later date. 

Presenting from the podium at Photonics West
Prepare poster PDF and video Photonics West

Important dates


Registration Opens soon
Abstract submission deadline 11 August 2021
Author notification  11 October 2021
Submission system opens for presentations and manuscripts* 29 November 2021
Post-deadline abstracts due: Submit via conference listings 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

*Authors must register prior to uploading

A to-do list leading up to the conference


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