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Palais de la Musique et des Congrès
Strasbourg, France
29 March - 2 April 2020
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Oral Presentation Guidelines for Authors and Presenters

Guidelines for oral presentations at SPIE Photonics Europe

Presenting your work at SPIE Photonics Europe
Please read the following guidelines and information to facilitate the successful delivery of your oral presentation. Give considerable thought to the design and preparation of your presentation so that it is effective and informative.

Acceptance notification
10 December 2019

Manuscripts due
2 March 2020

Presentation Recording

Presentation Recording SPIE Presentation Recording
To provide the research community with enhanced access to information presented at SPIE conferences, SPIE will record the audio plus screen content of oral presentations and, with author permission only, will publish the recordings on the SPIE Digital Library. The contact author can change the permission to publish this recording at any time prior to publication by signing in to their SPIE Account.

AV Equipment in meeting rooms

A/V Equipment Each meeting room will be equipped with the following
Screen and LCD Projector (aspect ratio 16:9; resolution 1920x1080)
PC-Based Computer workstation with CD-R Drive and USB Connection
NOTE: Meeting room laptop runs in extended mode to allow for Presenter View with PowerPoint. If presenting a PDF, you will have to move your presentation to the display screen.
Lapel microphone (please wear to ensure audience comprehension)
Sound connection from the computer workstation
HDMI and mini-DP cables for presenting with your own device
NOTE: Please bring any necessary adapters.
1/8" mini-jack headphone-style audio cable for broadcasting your device's sound
plugins Most recent versions of the following software and plug-ins will be available
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Office
Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader
Media Player
Adobe Flash Player
Microsoft PowerPoint™
Apple Quicktime

PLEASE NOTE: There is no internet provided in any of the meeting rooms.

Presenting using the meeting room computer

thumbdrive Using a USB Mass Storage Device (Flash Drive)
Connect your USB Device to the laptop at the presentation counter
Copy your file(s) to the laptop
file folder

Audio and Video Links
Presentations with audio and video links need to have the linked files in the same folder as the presentation file and the entire folder copied to the meeting room computer unless you are using your own laptop or similar device.


Please arrive before the conference begins in the morning, at a coffee break, or at lunch break prior to your scheduled presentation to upload your presentation to the workstation in your meeting room on the day of your presentation. Presentations will be deleted from the meeting room workstations at the end of each day as a security measure.

Presenting using your device

laptop Using your laptop, iPad, or other device
Make sure you have the appropriate adapter to connect to HDMI
Connect to the HDMI cable on the presentation counter
Use the switcher to display your device on the screen
Close all other applications on your laptop when presenting
Connect your headphone jack or audio-out port to the 1/8" mini-plug located at the presentation counter (if needed)

Laser Pointer Safety

laser pointer SPIE requires a Class II or Class IIIa red laser pointer from a reliable and credible manufacturer.
SPIE Laser Pointers will be provided in all meeting rooms, and will be found at the presentation counter located near the front of the room.
If you wish to use your own laser pointer you must have it tested at Speaker Check-In.
Please be mindful when using any laser pointer device to keep it only pointed at the screen, and alert any persons standing or sitting anywhere near the pointers direction.
In many states, it is a criminal misdemeanor to shine a laser pointer at individuals "who perceive they are at risk." Read further information about laser pointer safety.

Meeting policies and your security

Your Safety Your Safety
SPIE is committed to providing a harassment- and discrimination-free experience for everyone at our meetings so that participants may exchange ideas, learn, network, and socialize in the company of colleagues in an environment of mutual respect. View SPIE Code of Conduct and Event Policies.
Your Belongings Your Belongings
Personal belongings such as briefcases, backpacks, coats, book bags, etc., should not be left unattended in meeting rooms or public areas. These items will be subject to removal by security upon discovery.
Your Approval Your Material
Due to copyright restrictions, strictly no recordings of any kind are permitted without prior written consent of the speaker in any conference session, short course, or posters session. Consent forms are available at the SPIE Registration Desk and anyone wishing to record must have a written consent form signed and filed for each speaker being recorded. Individuals not complying with this policy will be asked to leave a given session and asked to surrender their film or recording media.