SPIE Optics + Photonics information for authors and presenters

Information for authors, chairs and committees: instructions, deadlines, and tips to prepare your work

Presenter information

Look for updates to this information in May.

This page will be your portal to:

  • In-person presentation details
  • Remote presentation details
  • Manuscript upload instructions
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Currently you will find:
  • Important dates
  • Chair and committee information
  • Post-deadline abstract submission information

Prepare to present at Optics + Photonics

Why present and publish your work with SPIE Optics + Photonics?


Here's how submitting a presentation and publishing with SPIE puts a spotlight on your work:

  • Your participation in the conference gains 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.

*SPIE partners with relevant scientific databases to ensure visibility for your research, including Astrophysical Data System (ADS), Ei Compendex, CrossRef, Google Scholar, Inspec, Scopus, and Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Important dates


Registration Opens May 2021
Post-deadline abstracts: Submit via conference listings Open now
Presentations and manuscripts upload system  Opens soon
Presentations and manuscripts due 14 July 2021
Meeting dates 1 - 5 August 2021

Information for chairs and committee members


Steps to run a successful conference

Find full instructions, timelines, and information for chairs at Optics + Photonics.