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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, United States
11 - 15 April 2021
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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 Post-Abstract Submission Guidelines page.

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Abstract Submission Deadline, Extended to 21 October 2020
Author Notification 18 December 2020
Registration Open February 2021
Upload System Available 16 February - 19 March 2021
Videos, Posters, and Manuscripts Due 19 March 2021


Prepare to Present at the Conference

A to-do list leading up to the conference:

Request an invitation letter if needed

• Apply for a visa

• Apply for SPIE Student Author Conference Support 

• Register for the conference (opens in February) | 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)

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