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.
|Abstracts due||25 August 2021|
|Program due from Chairs
||20 September 2021|
|Author notified and program posts online||1 November 2021|
|Registration opens||15 November 2021|
|Submission system opens for manuscripts and poster videos/PDFs*||4 January 2022|
Post-deadline abstracts due: Submit via conference listings
|10 January 2022|
|Manuscripts due||9 February 2022|
|Poster videos/PDFs due for onsite preview||9 February 2022|
|Advance upload deadline for oral presentation slides**||3 March 2022|
|Manuscript review due from Chairs||17 March 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.