• Technical Conference:  30 March – 03 April 2025
  • Exhibition: 01 – 03 April 2025
  • Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA
The new interactive, all-virtual OFC 2021 conference will convene 06 – 11 June 2021 with the virtual exhibition opening 07 June. This format, which includes technical sessions and an exhibition featuring industry-focused programs, will expand engagement with the conference’s global audience through live and on-demand content. OFC 2021 will feature an enhanced exhibition experience providing the greatest opportunity to reach customers, connect with colleagues and demonstrate innovative products and solutions to the OFC community. 
Call for Content!
The OFC PR Team invites all exhibitors to contribute to the OFC Blog. If you have a perspective that you would like to share on quantum communications, machine learning in terms of network operation, free space optical communications (FSO) technology, photonic integration, spatial division multiplexing (SDM) and 5G, please contact the OFC PR Team for more information. 
The OFC PR Team is working to design interactive, virtual programs that will enable exhibitors access to OFC's global media and analyst audience. Stay tuned for more details and please reach out to the OFC PR Team with any questions or suggestions.  
This is the fourth in a series of newsletters that will include important information. To ensure the appropriate person at your company receives these PR updates about the show and the pre-registered media/analyst list, please take a moment to register your company's PR contact now. Your PR contact must be registered in order to receive the pre-registered media/analyst list.
OFC 2021 Programming Updates
These distinguished speakers will discuss the evolution of networking, photonics and Artificial Intelligence and the deployment of edge cloud for rural environments.  OFC 2021’s Symposia will focus on industry growth segments:
  • Emerging Photonic Technologies and Architectures for Femtojoule per Bit Optical Networks
  • MEC-based Network Architectures in Support of Enterprise Cloud
  • Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST) in the Context of Optical Communications​
  • The Role of Machine Learning in Optical Systems and the Role of Optics in Machine Learning Systems
Special Sessions will highlight the following:
  • Lessons Learned: Networks 2020 Status and Next Steps
  • Free Space Optical (FSO) Communication is Finally Real
  • Vision Talks: Beyond 2021 and Towards 2030
Exhibitor PR Toolkit
The 2021 PR Toolkit will walk you through the FREE and discounted publicity opportunities available to exhibitors to help maximize their presence at the show. These programs include OFC First News and more. 

Make sure to frequently visit the OFC Exhibitor PR Professionals section of the website to help answer your questions and get timely updates on show activities and programs!
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