The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA



2018 – San Diego, California, USA

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OFC is the Premier Event in Telecom and Data Center Optics

OFC is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. The program is comprehensive -- from research to marketplace, from components to systems and networks and from technical sessions to the exhibition. For over 40 years, OFC has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move the industry forward.


Hear the Latest Research at the Technical Conference

The five-day technical conference features peer reviewed presentations and more than 180 invited speakers, the thought leaders in the industry presenting the highlights of emerging technologies. Additional technical programming throughout the week includes special symposia, special sessions, in-depth tutorials, workshops, panels and the thought-provoking rump session.


Take a Training Course

You can also take a Short Course and learn from the experts about important topics in the industry — there are 55 to choose from.


See New Products at the Exhibition

The show floor is buzzing with new product announcements and what’s trending in the market.  Over 700 exhibitors keep you current on all the latest products and innovative solutions.


Attend Business Sessions on the Show Floor

Three theaters feature Market Watch, The Network Operator Summit, The Data Center Summit and 25 other show floor programs cover market trends, new technologies and insight into the future. Panels of experts from global brands and key industry organizations provide high-level takes on the state of the industry, hot topics and perspectives on current and future challenges and solutions.


Two Registration Options:

  • Full Technical Conference: 3 – 7 March 2019
    Provides access to the complete technical program and exhibition, including show floor programs.
  • Exhibit Pass Plus: 5 – 7 March 2019
    Provides free access to the exhibition and business sessions on the show floor and the plenary session.

No matter which registration option you select, you can supplement your OFC attendance with a Short Course.


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