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. 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||January 2021|
|Abstracts due||14 June 2021|
|SPIE sends author notification to contact author||22 July 2021|
|Sessions display online||July 2021|
|Registration opens||July 2021|
|Submission system opens for presentations and manuscripts||August 2021|
|Hotel and travel information available online||July 2021|
|Programme posted online||July 2021|
|Manuscripts, presentation videos, posters due||8 September 2021|
|Conference dates||28-30 September 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.
For information on how to prepare for and chair a session see the guidelines on chairing a session
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact your Conference Program Coordinator.