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 information specific for each of these roles. All volunteer leadership roles with SPIE are tasked with furthering and promoting a culture of inclusion and pushing diversity of ideas. If you have any questions or concerns at any point along the way, please don't hesitate to contact your conference program coordinator.
|Abstracts due date now extended||26 April 2023|
|Programme due from Chairs||3 April 2023|
|Registration opens||May 2023|
|Author notified and programme posts online||15 June 2023|
|Submission system opens for manuscripts and poster PDFs*||3 July 2023|
|Poster PDFs due for spie.org preview and publication||9 August 2023|
|Manuscripts due||16 August 2023|
|Advance upload deadline for oral presentation slides**||1 September 2023|
|Manuscript review due from Chairs||22 September 2023|
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Programme 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.