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SPIE Photonics Europe Event Update
19 March 2020, 11:25 am – OptoIndex

SPIE Photonics Europe in-person meeting and exhibit is cancelled and the conference programme will transition to a digital forum

After announcing postponement, SPIE reached out to our event leadership, volunteers, and the hosting facility to organize an event at a future date. The only available dates conflicted with important European optics conferences so we've reached the difficult conclusion to cancel SPIE Photonics Europe 2020 meeting and exhibit.

Though we are unable to meet in person, we will request authors pre-record their presentations for an online SPIE Photonics Europe to be held 6-10 April 2020. Over those days, you will be able to watch and listen to recorded presentations on-demand and submit written questions; authors will be asked to check in periodically and respond to your questions. All authors, presenters, and attendees will receive instructions for this new format shortly.

Registration fees for the technical program and short courses will be automatically refunded - please allow us 15 days to process these refunds. If you prefer a credit, email your request to customerservice@spie.org by Friday 20 March - after that date we'll begin processing all registrations as refunds. Responses may be delayed, but every effort will be made to handle requests as soon as possible.

The scientists and engineers in our field are making great progress and advances, and we look forward to sharing the latest research gathered for presentation at Photonics Europe, but now we will do so on the SPIE Digital Library. Watch for more updates and reminders as the Photonics Europe Digital Forum approaches.