Following public health guidance and our focus on your wellbeing, SPIE is cancelling this in-person event that was to take place in the Edinburgh, and transforming it into a no-charge Digital Forum that will run 21 - 25 September 2020. This online SPIE Security + Defence event will include live plenary presentations, on-demand technical talks, and opportunities to connect with other participants and exhibitors.
The organizers are offering some time-synchronized sessions – such as live plenary talks and networking events – but most technical talks and papers will be available whenever it’s convenient for you. To further reduce time pressure, all of the presentations will be available on an ongoing basis via the SPIE Digital Library; these will be freely available to anyone who registers for this SPIE Digital Forum.
While impossible to recreate the spontaneous connections that occur in the sessions and hallways of any great event, the Digital Forum will offer plenty of virtual opportunities to interact with presenters and to meet and chat online with fellow attendees. The Digital Forum Exhibition will introduce you to top suppliers, and you will be able to enjoy the special activities you’ve come to expect at Security + Defence via our engaging online platform.
Authors and presenters will receive an email with instructions regarding uploading presentations and timelines as well as our online discussion features. Exhibitors will also receive follow-up emails from SPIE staff.
Please note that SPIE will refund or provide credit toward future events for any funds you’ve invested for exhibit space, or sponsorship. Look for details in future emails and on the event website as SPIE continues to make updates.
After this health crisis passes, SPIE looks forward to resuming face-to-face events. Until then, please mark your calendar for SPIE Security + Defence Digital Forum 21- 25 September to share, learn, and connect online from wherever you are.