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1 - 6 February 2020
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Explore the conferences and submit an abstract to Photonics West

The Call for Papers is open. Explore where your research best fits – browse the programs below to find a conference that most closely matches the topics in your abstract. Ready to submit your research? View Submission Guidelines

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BIOS Conference
Biophotonics, Biomedical Optics, and Imaging
Browse BiOS Topics
LASE Conference
Industrial Lasers, Laser Sources, and Applications
Browse LASE Topics
Present at OPTO Conference
Optoelectronics, Photonic Materials, and Devices
Browse OPTO Topics
AR VR MR Conference
Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing
Browse AR, VR, MR Topics

Important Dates

Abstracts Submission Deadline 24 July 2019
Acceptance Notification Sent to Contact Author 30 September 2019
Manuscripts Due for Conferences OE115 and OE131-OE133 18 December 2019
Manuscripts Due for All Conferences except OE115 and OE131-OE133 8 January 2020


Prepare to Present at the Conference

• Apply for a visa and/or request an invitation letter

• Apply for an SPIE Student Travel Grant by 30 October 2019

• Register for the conference

• Prepare poster presentations: Poster Presentation Guidelines

• Prepare and upload oral presentations: Oral Presentation Guidelines and Upload Instructions

• View the SPIE Anti-Harassment Policy and SPIE Code of Conduct

Presentation Questions? View SPIE Contacts

Present a Better Paper

Make the best presentation possible – take one of these online courses from SPIE:

• Making the Most of Your Presentation

• Structuring Your Research Paper

These courses are free for SPIE Members.

Prepare and Submit Your Manuscript

• SPIE Guidelines for Ethical Publishing

• Manuscript Policies and Review Information

• Format your manuscript and view sample templates

• Submit your manuscript (The manuscript submission site will be open 5 weeks before the manuscript due date.)

• Submit your copyright form

Manuscript Questions? View SPIE Contacts