Save the dates: 25 - 30 January 2025

Information for authors and presenters

Instructions, important dates, and other information for a successful conference experience

Plan to attend

Find important links for author presenters, including instructions, important dates, and other information to prepare for a successful event.

Student Members may qualify for SPIE conference support

SPIE offers supplemental travel grants (airfare/lodging) and fee waivers to SPIE Student Members including student authors, Student Chapter Members, and student attendees who are planning to present or attend an SPIE meeting. SPIE Student Members who are presenting authors will be given priority selection, but all Student Members are encouraged to apply.

Present and publish your work as part of SPIE Photonics West


Here's why publishing with Photonics West puts a spotlight on your work:

  • the event will bring you international visibility
  • your research becomes a part of the world's permanent scientific record
  • your work will be indexed in all relevant scientific databases*

Make sure that your research gets timely publication in the SPIE Digital Library.

*SPIE partners with relevant scientific databases to ensure visibility for your research, including Astrophysical Data System (ADS), Ei Compendex, CrossRef, Google Scholar, Inspec, Scopus, and Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Important dates


Abstracts due 19 July 2023
Registration opens October 2023
Authors notified and program posts online 9 October 2023
Submission system opens for manuscripts and poster PDFs* 27 November 2023
Poster PDFs due for spie.org preview and publication 3 January 2024
Manuscripts due 10 January 2024
Advance upload deadline for oral presentation slides** 25 January 2024

*Contact author or speaker must register prior to uploading
**After this date slides must be uploaded onsite at Speaker Check-in

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