San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
11 - 15 August 2019

Information for Authors and Presenters

Now that you are scheduled in the program, review the information below to better prepare your presentation and manuscript. Browse the topics to discover what talks and events to attend.  If you haven’t already submitted, but would like to, some late submissions may still be accepted.  See “How to submit a post-deadline abstract” on the Abstract Submission Guidelines page. 

Nanoscience + Engineering Applications

For nanoscientists in diverse fields such as energy, medicine, and computing.

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Organic Photonics + Electronics

A comprehensive conference on organic-based materials and devices.

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Optical Engineering + Applications

The latest developments in optical design and engineering.

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Important Dates

Abstracts Submission Deadline 30 January 2019
Acceptance Notification sent to Contact Author 8 April 2019
Manuscripts Due 17 July 2019

Prepare to Present at the Conference

• Apply for a visa and/or request an invitation letter

• Apply for an SPIE Student Travel Grant by 8 May 2019

• Register for the conference

• Prepare your poster presentation(s): Poster Presentation Guidelines

• Prepare and upload oral presentation(s): Oral Presentation Guidelines and Upload Instructions

• View the SPIE Anti-Harassment Policy and SPIE Code of Conduct


Presentation Questions? View SPIE Contacts

Present a Better Paper

Make the best presentation possible – take one of these online courses from SPIE:

• Making the Most of Your Presentation

• Structuring Your Research Paper

These courses are free for SPIE Members.

Prepare and Submit Your Manuscript

• SPIE Guidelines for Ethical Publishing

• Manuscript Policies and Review Information

• Format your manuscript and view sample templates

• Submit your manuscript (The manuscript submission site will be open 5 weeks before the manuscript due date.)

• Submit your copyright form


Manuscript Questions? View SPIE Contacts