Presentation guidelines

Preparing your presentation for SPIE Photonex + Vacuum Technologies

Below, please find things you can do to start to prepare for your SPIE Photonex + Vacuum Technologies presentation.

Important: Read about new travel procedures for entering the UK. There are some very specific steps and timelines to be followed.

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Important dates


Abstract submission deadline 14 June 2021
Author notification  14 July 2021
Submission system opens for presentations and manuscripts* 9 August 2021
Manuscript due date 8 September 2021
Oral presentation videos due 8 September 2021
Poster PDF and preview videos due 8 September 2021

*Authors must register prior to uploading

A to-do list leading up to the conference


Prepare to present

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Take an online course on presenting from SPIE


Present a better paper

These courses are free for SPIE Members.

Online courses are availble to help presenters prepare the best materials possible