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Digital Forum
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22 - 26 February 2021
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Preparing your presentation for the Digital Forum

Present your research

Presenting on the Advanced Lithography Digital Forum

As we transition to an online format, please review the information below to better prepare your presentation and manuscript. Specifically review the Prepare to Present section for further details regarding the creation and uploading of either your poster or oral presentation, since we have recently made revisions to these requirements.

Here's why submitting a presentation to the digital forum puts a spotlight on your work:

- the Digital Forum brings you international visibility
- your research becomes a part of the world's permanent scientific record
- your work will be indexed in all relevant scientific databases

Make sure that your research gets timely publication in the SPIE Digital Library.

Do you have questions? Please reference the FAQs at the bottom of this page.

Important dates

Digital Forum Dates (Monday - Friday) 22 - 26 February 2021
Post-Deadline Abstract Submission Portal closed
Registration closed
Digital Forum Upload System Available closed
Student Grants Deadline closed
Pre-recorded Presentations / Manuscripts Due 3 February 2021

Students: Apply for free registration

Students are encouraged to attend and apply for free registration through the Student Grant program made possible by generous sponsors. 

Prepare to present

A to-do list leading up to the conference:

Request an invitation letter if needed

• Register for the conference | Authors must register before submitting presentations

• Prepare and upload your presentations and the newly required video(s)   

• Prepare your poster presentation: Poster PDF Guidelines and Preview Video

• Prepare your oral presentation: Presentation Video Guidelines

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

Presentation Questions? Contact the Conference Program Coordinator, Aron Miller, aronm@spie.org

Prepare and Submit Your Manuscript

• SPIE Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Manuscript Questions? Contact the Proceedings Coordinator (listed in SPIE.org account

Present a Better Paper

Make the most of your presentation – 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.


Registration is now open. Visit the Registration page for a listing of the fees for the Digital Forum.

No, one registration will cover you across all of the papers you may be presenting.

 Yes, registration is required for co-authors if they wish to access the Digital Forum content online.

 Yes. Invited presentations require registration. Before you can upload your presentation, you will need to register.

Refund options will be specified in early January and those details will be posted on the Registration page. Any further assistance will be handled by SPIE Customer Service help@spie.org.

Yes, before you upload your presentation, you will need to register. Please visit the registration page for further instructions. Registration will open early January 2021. (Authors will be required to register for the Digital Forum and have an SPIE Account.) Here is a link for full instructions.

The uploading link will be available from 15 January - 3 February 2021 to assure your research will be published and included in the SPIE Advanced Lithography Digital Forum. Your adherence to the 3 February deadline is necessary for SPIE to process your content for inclusion in the Digital Forum. Note: You must be registered before you can access the uploading system.

For general technical assistance, contact authorhelp@spie.org

All contributed and invited oral presentations and poster presentations (including most Keynote presentations) are not scheduled for a specific time and will be published on the SPIE Digital Library beginning on the first day of the Digital Forum and made available for on-demand viewing and comment during the period of the SPIE Digital Forum.

For all paid registrants, there will be two weeks of access to all the technical content, during the Digital Forum week and the week following. Paid conference registrants will have the opportunity to select their one Online Proceedings volume and will then have ongoing access to it after the digitlal forum. 

Please monitor the Slack channel that will be associated with your conference for questions and dialogue. 

Grant recipients will be notified if they receive financial support. If you have further questions, please contact authorhelp@spie.org.

Download this How to use Slack - General Tips for Authors PDF.