• Technical Conference:  30 March – 03 April 2025
  • Exhibition: 01 – 03 April 2025
  • Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA

Credentialing Guidelines

Media credentials are reserved for editorial members of the working media and for financial and industry analysts. Those requesting media registration must be currently employed by an established news outlet. Analysts requesting accreditation must be currently employed by a research or financial institution as either an industry analyst or financial analyst.

Media registration is offered on a limited basis. OFC reserves the right to deny any applicant a media badge. We cannot issue credentials to publishers, corporate officers, or sales, advertising, public relations and/or technical support staff from any news outlet or other media/analyst organization.

For OFC all members of the media and analyst community, including those who have attended in past years, will be required to provide the following materials on-site for verification before media credentials will be issued.

Trade and Business Publications, Newspapers and Wire Services

Provide two of the following three items:

  • A business card with your editorial title from an established publication or media outlet
  • A current masthead that includes your name and editorial title
  • Two bylined industry-related articles published within the last six months

Broadcast TV/Radio Reporters, Producers and Camera/Sound Crews

Provide one of the following items:

  • A business card with your name, station name and logo, and title that represents these roles
  • A broadcast station identification card with your name and title that represents these roles

Freelance Writers/Reporters/Authors

Provide one of the following items:

  • An original letter (on letterhead) of assignment or a copy of your contract from the editor-in-chief at a news organization
  • Two samples of bylined industry-related articles published within the last six months


Writers and analysts from internationally recognized market research firms or financial institutions who write on a consistent basis for regularly published reports must provide the following:

  • A business card with name, editorial/analyst title, and analyst firm logo, and
  • A copy of a white paper, briefing or report with an optical communications topic, published within the last six months, to which you have contributed

Online Publications

Reporters from online publications covering optical communications must provide a business card and a letter of assignment. Websites must provide editorial content; personal Webpages and personal blogs are not considered online publications.


Newsletter reporters must verify they have been retained to cover OFC by presenting a letter of assignment. Newsletter publications will be limited to one media representative.

*** Please note that the media registration list is typically shared with exhibiting companies. If you wish to opt out of the list that is shared with them, please submit your request to media@ofcconference.org.***