The responsibilities of being Conference Chair, Program Committee member, or Session Chair are crucial to the success of SPIE events, and it is you, our incredible volunteers, who are the true engine of the Society. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire staff of SPIE, thank you for volunteering your time and dedication—we truly could not do this without you.
Below you'll find specific information for each of these roles. Of course, some of this won't be pertinent to an online forum, but you'll find a lot of useful details.
If you have any questions or concerns at any point along the way, please don't hesitate to contact your Conference Program Coordinator.
|Call for papers due from Chairs||16 March 2020|
|Call for papers opens online||28 March 2020|
|Hotel and travel online||15 August 2020|
|Abstracts due (authors submit via spie.org)||26 August 2020|
|Chairs propose courses for education program||21 September 2020|
|Preliminary program due from Chairs||19 October 2020|
|SPIE sends preliminary author notification to contact author||9 November 2020|
|SPIE posts preliminary program online||1 December 2020|
|Content to publish due from authors||12 February 2021|
|Chairs complete manuscript reviews and submit introduction to proceedings||TBD February 2021|
|Conference held online||6-11 March 2021|
Program committee members who are essentially inactive will be rotated off after two or three successive occasions exhibiting negligible involvement, in the interests of efficiency and to make space for new committee members.
Before the conference:
At the conference:
Chairing the session:
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact your Conference Program Coordinator. (See list of Program Coordinators)