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    How to participate in the Preview

    SPIE Photonics West Preview will utilize Zoom. Learn about easy registration and sign in, as well as other pointers for maximizing your online experience. 


    Zoom: A virtual video and audio conferencing tool. In order to ensure full functionality of events scheduled in Zoom, please make sure your system is utilizing the most recent Zoom update

    Make sure you are
    registered (it's free)

    Sign in to your
    SPIE account

    Each day,
    join live sessions

    Follow these steps to maximize your experience

    Follow these steps to ensure a successful week.


    1. Register for the Preview

    It's free and easy. Register early so that you're ready to go on the first day of the forum. All authors, presenters, and attendees need to register to enjoy the preview. Registration is also required for authors and presenters before you can access the presentation and manuscript upload system.

    2. Sign in to your SPIE account during the week of the Preview

    By registering and signing in, all the content of the Preview will be available to you. Conference presentations including live plenaries, company interactions, and special events are all included with your registration. By signing in during the week, you'll have access to all events.

    3. Explore the Conference Program

    View the program details for each day.

    4. Engage in Live Events

    Live events will be happening throughout the week. You will see this icon associated with any live content:


    Live events will be hosted via Zoom

    Fifteen (15) minutes before an event is scheduled to go live, the following icon and link will appear on the event's webpage. Click on the link to enter the meeting waiting room. The host will start the event at the scheduled time.


    A Zoom account is not required to view live events. If you do not already have Zoom installed on your device, you will be prompted to download and install it when you try to enter an event. Browser viewing is also available with slightly reduced functionality. To see whether your device is set up for Zoom, visit: