• Technical Conference:  05 – 09 March 2023
  • Exhibition: 07 – 09 March 2023
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

OFCnet Frequently Asked Questions

  • OFCnetWhat is OFCnet?
    • OFCnet is a 3-year program that OFC is launching to showcase live networking experiments on the Exhibit floor, including emerging optical technologies.
  • How can I participate?
    • You can participate as a Volunteer, as a Network Infrastructure Supporter (loans network equipment and/or assists in the design and build of the OFCnet network) or as a Network Research Participant (brings application demonstrations to run on the OFCnet network).
  • How can I learn more?
  • Why OFCnet was created?
    • OFCnet was created to bring research and industry together on the OFC exhibition floor, showcasing live demonstrations and enhancing discussions about networks and their applications.
  • I have a demonstration that I would like to show in OFCnet 2023, how do I proceed?
    • For 2023 we are fully subscribed and cannot accept new demonstrations. There will be a call for demonstrations for OFCnet 2024. Email us at ofcnet@ofcconference.org to be added to the mailing list.
  • What will it cost me to participate in OFCnet?
    • OFCnet 2023 has no fee or registration costs.  You will be responsible for your equipment costs, personnel costs, and any extraordinary costs needed to install and operate your equipment or demonstration.
  • What does OFCnet provide for my demonstration?
    • OFCnet 2023 provides space, electrical power, and fiber-optic connectivity that may include network elements needed for your demonstration.
  • What type of demonstrations can we expect to see at OFCnet 2023?
    • OFCnet is a high capacity network that will provide connectivity between exhibit floor booths and to external sites as well.  Several network operators and network equipment vendors will showcase their latest capabilities, some in the context of advancing industry standards.  Also planned are several demonstrations of quantum key and entanglement distribution that highlight the shift of this technology from the research laboratory to commercial deployment.
  • Does an NDA need to be signed to be included in the OFCnet 2023 program?
    • OFCnet 2023 has a no-NDA policy.