• Technical Conference:  23 – 26 September 2024
  • Science + Industry Showcase:   24 – 25 September 2024
  • Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, USA

For Speakers

Speaker Resources

Here you will find information on important deadlines, presentation recording and formatting, upload instructions, presider guidelines and other items that you will need to read before attending this event. Meeting-specific information such as information on when to set up and take down your poster can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Meeting Format

Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science will be presented as an in-person event with on-demand content. Archived recordings of in-person talks and prerecorded videos from remote presenters will be available on demand either during the event or soon after it concludes. There will be no live remote presentations. Individuals were sessioned into on-demand sessions based on their presentation preference request during submission. Presenters will not be allowed to switch from an in-person oral session to an on-demand presentation.

Instructions for On-demand Presenters

For individuals participating in on-demand sessions, information regarding uploading your presentations will be provided to you via email. Additional information about recording your presentation appear on the On-demand Presentation Guidelines page and other resource links on this page, such as tips on recording your presentation. In order to be published, there is a strict deadline of receiving your recorded presentation by 03 September 2024

FiO Virtual Background 

We encourage individuals recording presentations for on-demand sessions or poster videos to use the FiO LS virtual background. 

The Zoom platform allows you to customize your virtual background in Settings/Virtual Background.

Note: Virtual backgrounds work best when you present in front of a bare wall with no bright light behind you.

Poster Information

On-site poster presenters will be provided with a board that is 8 feet high by 4 feet wide (244 cm high by 122 cm wide).  Posters should be set up no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the poster session in which you are scheduled.  Posters should be removed within 15 minutes of the end of the session.  Posters remaining after this time will be discarded.  

Poster presenters who are not attending the conference in person, but will be providing their materials virtually for display in the E-poster gallery, can refer to the Poster Presentation Guidelines page for further details. Full instructions for uploading your poster PDF and three-minute video will be provided by email as well. 

Speaker Timeline

No later than 4 weeks prior to meeting start date Poster presenters will receive an email message requesting their preferred presentation method and containing information on how to upload presentation videos. Access the email  within the conference paper submission system by clicking on the "Alert" pop-up box that appears in your account.
03 September Firm deadline for on-demand session presenters to submit their recorded presentation. The video file must be received by this date in order to be published.
23 - 26 September Prepare to present at Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science Conference


  • An Introduction to the Zoom Web Conferencing Platform
    Never used Zoom? Not a problem. We offer some basic instructions on how to create an account and some handy features you'll want to use as a presenter or participant.
  • Pre-recording a Video Presentation
    Get step-by-step instructions on how to record your presentation and upload it to the presentation module.
  • Instructions for Session Presiders
    During your session, an Optica staff member will be on hand to support your responsibilities as a presider. However, you will benefit greatly from reviewing helpful Zoom hints and step-by-step information on how to start the session,  introduce speakers and how to facilitate Q&A.
  • Conference Papers Policies
    An overview of Optica policies regarding the publication of conference papers, corrections and retractions of conference papers and open access.