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Digital Forum
Online Only
28 - 30 March 2021
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Preparing your presentation for the Digital Forum

Presenter information

Presenting in the AR, VR, MR 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.

Make a prerecorded presentation and publish your research in the AR, VR, MR Digital Forum.

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

• the Digital Forum will bring 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 meeting FAQ's at the bottom of this page.

Important dates

Digital Forum dates 28 - 30 March 201
Post-deadline abstract submission portal Open
subject to chair approval
Registration opens January 2021
Digital Forum upload system available 2 Feburary - 8 March 2021
Manuscripts due 8 March 2021

 *Official notifications will be sent via e-mail to Contact Authors of accepted presentations. 
 Submission Questions? Contact your SPIE Conference Program Coordinator, Kirsten Anderson.

Prepare to Present at the Conference

A to-do list leading up to the conference:

Request an Invitation Letter

• 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 Program Coordinator, Kirsten Anderson

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 will open early January 2021. Here is a link to the Registration web 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 meeting 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 meeting 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 2 February - 8 March 2021 to assure your research will be published and included in the AR,VR,MR Digital Forum. Your adherence to the 8 March deadline is necessary for SPIE to process your content for inclusion in the Digital Forum. Here is a link for full instructions. 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 Proceedings volume and will then have ongoing access to it after the digitlal forum. 

Please monitor your general conference’s slack channel for questions. 

Since there will be no travel necessary for the Digital Forum, we will be selecting the Grant recipients and applicants will be notified if they receive financial support. If you have further questions, please contact authorhelp@spie.org