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

28 February 2020

OFC 2020 is the Industry’s Destination to Explore the Hottest Technologies Transforming Optical Communications Including 5G, Data Center Networks, Disaggregation and Machine Learning

Technical sessions, plenary speakers and exhibitor announcements will focus on key innovations

SAN DIEGOOFC is the global stage for the optical communication industry to showcase the latest in technology and innovation driving networking designs. Leaders in research, engineering and industry will convene 8-12 March 2020 (exhibits open 10-12) in San Diego, California, U.S.A. to learn about the latest trends and new developments in optical communications.

OFC encompasses the entire ecosystem for optical networking and connectivity, addressing the needs of service and content providers as well as network operators, co-location and cloud providers from around the globe.

From technical sessions and business programming including “Optical Interconnect and Computing for Scaling Machine Learning Systems”, “5G and Re-thinking Access Networks”, “Latest Trends and Opportunities in Hyperscale Data Center” and “Inside the Data Center”, OFC will feature world-renowned speakers from industry-leading organizations, including top network and data center operators.

“Technologies like 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) will all drive innovation throughout enterprise and consumer workloads, and the announcements at OFC are critical to driving an ecosystem of an order of magnitude higher in economic impact,” said Alan Weckel, 650 Group.

Exhibit Floor

OFC’s exhibit floor will feature hundreds of organizations demonstrating the latest innovations necessary to meet bandwidth demands, showcasing innovations in all levels of the infrastructure that impacts the network, including: transceivers, routers, switches and intra- and inter- data center equipment.

Business-Focused Sessions

Over 30 business sessions will cover market trends, new technologies and insight into the future. Experts from global brands and key industry organizations will provide their high-level perspectives on the state of the industry. Three theaters on the show floor feature presentations from COBO, TIP, OpenConfig, Ethernet Alliance, OIF and more.

Technical Sessions

More than 130 technical sessions will offer registrants a deeper dive into next-gen technologies such as 5G, AI/ML, intra- and inter- data center equipment, disaggregation and more. Register for the technical conference.

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION: Attendees may register by visiting ofcconference.org. Admittance to the exhibit hall is free with Exhibits Pass Plus Registration. Learn more.

MEDIA REGISTRATION: Media/analyst registration for OFC 2020 can be accessed online. Further information is available on the event website at OFC, including travel details.

About OFC

The Optical Fiber Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. For more than 40 years, OFC has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward, OFC includes dynamic business programming, an exhibition of more than 700 companies, and high impact peer-reviewed research that, combined, showcase the trends and pulse of the entire optical networking and communications industry. OFC is managed by The Optical Society (OSA) and co-sponsored by OSA, the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc), and the IEEE Photonics Society. Follow @OFCConference, learn more at OFC Community LinkedIn, and watch highlights on OFC YouTube.


Media Contact:

Leah Wilkinson

Wilkinson + Associates for OFC