The responsibilities of being conference chair, programme committee member, or session chair are crucial to the success of SPIE events, and it is you, our incredible volunteers, who are the true engine of the Society. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire staff of SPIE, thank you for volunteering your time and dedication—we truly could not do this without you.
Below you'll find specific information for each of these roles. Of course, some of this won't be pertinent to an online forum, but you'll find a lot of useful details.
If you have any questions or concerns at any point along the way, please don't hesitate to contact your Conference Program Coordinator.
|Call for papers due from chairs||22 June 2020|
|Abstracts due from authors||10 November 2020|
|Advance programme due from conference chairs to conference programs coordinator||11 December 2020|
|Student grant applications due from student authors to conference program coordinator||23 February 2021|
|Changes for final programme due from conference chairs to Alex P. Rusova, Conference Programs Coordinator||8 March 2021|
|Manuscripts due for all conferences, authors submit via spie.org||24 March 2021|
|Conference held online||19 - 23 April 2021|
|Conference chairs to complete manuscript reviews and submit Introduction to proceedings for all conferences||29 April 2021|
Program committee members who are essentially inactive will be rotated off after two or three successive occasions exhibiting negligible involvement, in the interests of efficiency and to make space for new committee members.
For information on how to prepare for and chair a session see the guidelines on chairing a session
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact your Conference Program Coordinator.