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We're sorry we won't see you in San Francisco in January. However, because your work is important, SPIE is offering you an alternative opportunity to publish your work as part of Photonics West. From 21–27 February 2022, all attendees with a paid technical registration to Photonics West—either the event in San Francisco or the on-demand week—will be allowed to view the technical conference presentation recordings, posters and poster preview videos, and all recorded plenary and keynote presentations available for on-demand viewing.

To all authors already accepted into the program but not able to present at the live event in San Francisco: to be part of Photonics West 2022 On Demand—as well as to have your work published, indexed, and archived in the SPIE Digital Library—follow the instructions below. We encourage you to be part of the world’s premier laser, biomedical optic, and optoelectronic communities by publishing your work with SPIE and making it available during Photonics West 2022 On Demand in February.

Not an author? Can’t attend the in-person event? Register for SPIE Photonics West On Demand to view the technical conference presentation recordings, posters and poster preview videos, and all recorded plenary and keynote presentations from not only the in-person event but also those accepted authors who could not travel this year.

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Step one: Register

Registration is required before you can upload your presentation materials. See below for what is included with your registration, such as 50 proceedings tokens for download on the SPIE Digital Library.

Next steps: prepare and upload materials for Photonics West On Demand

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Oral presentations

Prepare your slides, record your video, and upload your MP4 file through your account.

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Poster presentations

Prepare your poster PDF, record a brief preview video, and upload the PDF and MP4 file through your account.

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Prepare your manuscript and upload your PDF file through your account.

Important dates for Photonics West 2022 On Demand

Registration opens 15 December 2021
Submission system opens for manuscripts and poster videos / PDFs*  15 December 2021
Manuscripts due 26 January 2022
Oral presentation videos due 26 January 2022
Poster PDF and optional preview videos due 26 January 2022
Program posts online 2 February 2022

*Presenters must register prior to uploading

Registration fees

All online charges are made in US dollars.

SPIE Member Nonmember
Author or presenter $300 $450
Full-time student $170 $450

What is included with registration to Photonics West 2022 On Demand

             Full registration
On-demand viewing of all recorded plenary, keynote, and technical presentations
50 proceedings tokens*

*Paid registrations include proceedings from this event, downloadable from the SPIE Digital Library. SPIE will email details on using proceedings download tokens.

SPIE Member, SPIE Student Member, and student pricing

SPIE Members receive conference registration discounts. Discounts are applied at the time of registration.

Student authors and presenters may register at the student rate as long as they meet the definition of a student.

Student registration rates are available only to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full time and have not yet received their Ph.D. Post-docs may not register as students. A student ID number or proof of student status is required with your registration.

Press registration

For credentialed press and media representatives only. Please email contact information, title, and organization to

Refund information

There is a $50 USD service charge for processing refunds. Requests for refunds must be received by 17 February 2022; all registration fees will be forfeited after this date. Membership dues, SPIE Digital Library subscriptions, courses or special events purchased are not refundable.

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U.S. Government credit card users: have your purchasing officer contact the credit card company and get prior authorization before attempting to register. Advise your purchasing agent that SPIE is considered a 5968 company for authorization purposes.

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