The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

Registration

 

Plan Ahead: Advance Registration Deadline: Monday,12 February 2018
Sign up to be notified when the 2018 registration site launches.
 




Attendee Registration to open October 2018.

For information on what is included with each registration type, please see descriptions below.

 

Registration Fees

Registration Types On or Before 12 February 2018 After 12 February 2018
Full Conference Registration Member US $665 US $790
Full Conference Registration Non-Member US $835 US $970
Full Conference Registration Student Member US $195 US $275
Full Conference Registration Student Non-Member US $235 US $355
Exhibits Pass Plus US $0 US $0
Short Course Only Each short course requires
a separate fee and ticket
 

 

Short Courses On or Before 12 February 2018 On or Before 12 February 2018
Half-Day Short Course Member US $275 US $335
Half-Day Short Course Non-Member US $350 US $410
Hands-On Member US $335 US $385
Hands-On Non-Member US $410 US $480
*Hands-On Member - SC432
 - Attendees will design a PIC that will actually be
fabricated and characterized.
US $435 US $485
*Hands-On Non-Member - SC432
 - Attendees will design a PIC that will actually be
fabricated and characterized.
US $510 US $580

 

Short Courses

Course Numbers: Full Short Course descriptions and schedules.

Half Day Short Courses

SC102

SC105

SC114

SC160

SC176

SC177

SC178

SC203

SC205

SC208

SC216

SC217

SC261

SC267

SC325 

SC327

SC328

SC341

SC347

SC359

SC369

SC372

SC384

SC385

SC386

SC390

SC393

SC395

SC408

SC411 

SC428

SC429

SC430 

SC431

 SC433

NEW!
SC442

NEW!
SC443

NEW!
SC444

NEW!
SC445

NEW!
SC447

NEW!
SC448
NEW!
SC450
NEW!
SC451
NEW!
SC452
           

Hands-on Courses


SC432

NEW!
SC446

NEW!
SC449

NEW!
SC453A

NEW!
SC453B

NEW!
SC454

Registration Types

For information on what is included with each registration type, please see descriptions below.

Conference Registration
  • Admission to all Workshops, Technical Sessions, Plenary Sessions, Market Watch, Network Operations Summit (formerly, Service Provider Summit),  Exhibit Hall, Exhibitor Showcases and Job Fair.
  • One copy each of the OFC 2018 Technical Book, Postdeadline Papers Book and OFC Buyers’ Guide.
  • Admission to the Conference Reception and Poster Sessions.
Student Registration
  • Admission to all Workshops, Technical Sessions, Plenary Session, Market Watch, Network Operations Summit (formerly, Service Provider Summit), Exhibit Hall, Exhibitor Showcases and Job Fair.
  • One copy each of the OFC 2018 Technical Book, Postdeadline Papers Book and OFC Buyers’ Guide.
  • Admission to the Conference Reception and Poster Sessions.
Exhibits Pass Plus Registration
  • Admission into the Plenary Session, Workshops, Exhibit Hall, Market Watch, Network Operations Summit (formerly, Service Provider Summit), , Exhibitor Showcases and Job Fair.
  • One copy of the OFC Buyers’ Guide.
Short Course Registration
  • Admission to selected Short Course(s), Plenary Session, Workshops, Exhibit Hall, Market Watch, Network Operations Summit (formerly, Service Provider Summit), Service Provider Summit, Exhibitor Showcases and Job Fair. 
  • One copy of the OFC Buyers’ Guide.
Press and Analysts Registration

Members of the press and analyst community who meet specific guidelines have access to:

  • Admission to all Workshops, Technical Sessions, Plenary Sessions, Market Watch, Network Operations Summit  (formerly, Service Provider Summit), Exhibit Hall, Exhibitor Showcases and Job Fair.
  • One copy each of the OFC 2018 Technical Book, Postdeadline Papers Book and OFC Buyers’ Guide.
  • Admission to the Conference Reception and Poster Sessions.
Students

Note: Students must present proof of enrollment in the form of a current valid student ID or proof of current enrollment (e.g. official course schedule, proof of payment for classes, letter from adviser) when picking up badges or when registering on-site. Post-docs are not eligible to register for student rates.
 

Free Short Course Offer for Student Members

Student members of IEEE/ComSoc, IEEE/Photonics Society and OSA may register for free for select Short Courses not yet at capacity after 24 February 2017. To achieve the full value of attending a Short Course, we encourage these students to pre-purchase Full Color Short Course Notes for $30 USD at the time that they register for the course. Short Course Notes are a valuable take-home benefit of attending a course, and these notes are available only to attendees of the course. (Paid attendees receive one copy of the notes.)

Many Short Courses are in high demand—the best way to ensure admittance is to pre-register for the course before it reaches capacity. Free student registration will not be available for Hands-On courses or courses that are filled before the pre-registration deadline.

Student members are encouraged to visit the registration page after 24 February 2017 to sign up for a free Short Course and purchase the corresponding course notes.

Only students who register through the free student offer may purchase notes for the corresponding course, and they are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase notes to ensure availability. Notes must be picked up on-site.


Important Information

Advance Registration Deadline

Payment MUST be received with your registration form or with your on-line registration; NO Registration will be processed without payment. All payments must be in US dollars and drawn on a US bank. Registrations received after 23:59 EST (04.59 GMT), on Monday,12 February 2018, will be charged the on-site rate.


Confirmations

Upon receipt of your registration and payment, a confirmation letter will be e-mailed to each registrant within three (3) days. PAYMENT ISSUES WILL DELAY PROCESSING OF YOUR REGISTRATION.


Badge Credentials

Your registration confirmation will include a barcode which you will scan on-site at the Express Registration Station in order to print your badge. Should you forget to bring the barcode with you, your badge can be obtained at the same Express Registration Counters. Please Note: NO BADGES WILL BE MAILED. Your technical badge represents value. As such, all technical badges can be replaced for a $25 badge reprint fee.


Policies and Terms of Registration

Reasonable policies and terms of registration have been established for OFC 2018. We encourage you to read these carefully as all registrants to OFC 2018 will be required to agree to these policies and terms as a condition of registration.


Privacy Policy

OFC and its sponsors respect the privacy rights of our online visitors and recognize the importance of protecting all information that you may choose to share with us. To further this commitment, we have adopted this Privacy Policy to guide how we collect, store and use the information you provide to us.


Payment

Credit cards are accepted (VISA, MasterCard and American Express). Payments made by check or money order must be made payable to The Optical Society in US dollars and drawn on a US bank. Payment must accompany your registration form in order to process your badge/ticket order. Forms received on or before Monday,12 February 2018, 23:59 EST (04.59 GMT), next day) will be charged the pre-registration fee. Registrations received after Monday,12 February 2018, 23:59. EST (04.59 GMT), next day) will automatically be charged the on-site registration fee.
 

Refund and Cancellation Policy

All requests for refunds must be received in writing by Monday, 26 February 2018. A US $75 service charge will be assessed for processing refunds. All registrations received after Monday,12 February 2018 are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Mail
OFC 2018
CompuSystems
2651 Warrenville Rd Suite 400
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Fax +1.708.344.4444 All requests for refunds must be made in writing. Please allow four to six weeks for processing.
Customer Service

For questions regarding registration, please contact the OFC Registration Customer Service via phone or email.
Phone: 855.326.8341 or 1.224.563.3121
email: OFC@compusystems.com

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