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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.


Hybrid Format 

OFC will be presented in a hybrid format, comprised of in-person and virtual talks.

Hear the Latest Research at the Technical Conference

The five-day technical conference features peer reviewed presentations in 100+ sessions and more than 120 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 52 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 100+ exhibitors keep you current on all the latest products and innovative solutions.


Attend Business Sessions on the Show Floor

Market Watch, The Network Operator Summit, The Data Center Summit and  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.


Registration Options: Flexible and Hassle-Free

2022 will continue to be a year of transition, with some participants able to attend in person and others who must rely on a virtual platform. OFC, presented as a hybrid conference, offers convenient and flexible options for both.

•             Full Conference: registrants can access all OFC technical sessions, the exhibition and show floor programs.

•             Virtual Conference: registrants can access select content online and in real time or on demand.

•             Exhibits Pass Plus: this in-person only registration is free and provides access to the plenary session, exhibition and show floor programs.

Should your plans change for any reason, you can change your original registration choice without penalty.



Future Dates

Year Dates Location
2022 06 - 10 March San Diego, CA
2023 05 - 09 March San Diego, CA
2024 24 - 28 March San Diego, CA