The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
2 - 7 February 2019

Author and Presenter Information

Registration information for SPIE Photonics West

Authors and Presenters: be part of the world's premier laser, photonics, and biomedical optics conference. Every year, more than 20,000 people come to hear the latest research in optics, lasers, state-of-the-art biomedical technologies, and more.

Not only will you network with other researchers to share your work, but you will also be sought out for your work. Your work is the solution someone, or some company, is looking for.

Present your work at Photonics West—your work is the future.

Presentation Information

Follow these instructions to develop a successful presentation, and manuscript, for presentation at the conference and for publication in the Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library.

1. Submit an Abstract when the Call for Papers opens in April 2018

Abstract Due Date: 25 July 2018

  • Read the Submission Guidelines (Conditions for Acceptance, Abstract Instructions, Program Placement, and Publication Information).
  • Browse the conference call for papers within each symposia below and select one conference that most closely matches the topics in your abstract (do not submit the same abstract to multiple conferences).
  • Click "Submit an Abstract" from within the conference you've chosen, and you'll be prompted to sign in to your account to complete the submission wizard.

Official notifications will be sent via e-mail to Contact Authors of accepted presentations the week of 1 October 2018.

Submission Questions? Contact your SPIE Conference Programs Coordinator.

2. Prepare to Present at the Conference

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3. Prepare and Submit Your Manuscript  

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Important Dates

Abstracts Due
25 July 2018

Author Notification
1 October 2018

Manuscripts Due
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