It all starts with registration. Learn about ways to make the most of the SPIE Laser Damage Digital Forum.
The following platforms listed are part of this SPIE event experience. Browse the sections further below to learn more about these tools and how to use them.
The icons shown here, and online, are NOT clickable and only indicate the manner in which content is viewed.
1. Register for the conference
2. Sign in to your SPIE account during the week of the conference
By registering and signing in, the content of the online event will be available to you. Conference papers, presentations, and all live presentations, as well as special events are included with your registration. By signing in during the week of the conference, you'll have access to all of the available content. Sign in now.
3. Explore the conference program
All conference papers, posters, and video presentations will be available on demand during the week of, and the week following, the meeting. Browse the program to search for conferences, plenaries, and presentations that interest you.
4. Download the free SPIE Conference and Exhibition App
Access detailed information (presentations, special events, courses, people, exhibitors, and more) for every SPIE conference. Download the App and enjoy the event on your smartphone or tablet on the go. Updates to programming sync between online content, the My Schedule Tool, and the SPIE App.
5. Use My Schedule to organize your time
My Schedule allows you to create a custom, personalized schedule to help keep you from missing the events you want to attend. Paper presentations, poster presentations, courses, and special events can be added to My Schedule. Use the My Schedule tool to build your schedule and get notifications of any presentation changes. Once you're done customizing your schedule it can be printed out or exported to your personal calendar.
6. Engage in live events using Zoom
Live events will be happening throughout the week. You will see this icon associated with any live content:
Live events will be hosted via Zoom.
Fifteen (15) minutes before an event is scheduled to go live, the following icon and link will appear on the event's webpage. Click on the link to enter the meeting waiting room. The host will start the event at the scheduled time.
A Zoom account is not required to view live events. If you do not already have Zoom installed on your device, you will be prompted to download and install it when you try to enter an event. Browser viewing is also available with slightly reduced functionality. To see whether your device is set up for Zoom, visit: https://www.zoom.us/test
For keynote and technical events that have already occurred, presentation recordings will be made available, and a link will display. Click on the link to see the recording.
7. Engage with presenters and colleagues using Slack
What is Slack?
Slack is a channel-based messaging platform that is being used for commenting during the SPIE event. Anyone registered for any event and signed in to their SPIE account can comment on all papers, posters, and presentations during the week using their SPIE event Slack account.
Here is another way to learn about setting up an account in Slack. Watch a SPIE Slack Tutorial Video
More information about SPIE Slack Workspace and Channels:
Here are a few Channels common to all users of the SPIE Event Workspaces:
The Slack logo and links appear with every part of the program that has commenting enabled:
Additional help - Slack Quick Start Guide