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Moscone Center,
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Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline:
26 January 2021 12:00 EST (UTC-05:00)

New Dates for the 2021 OFC Conference

OFC, the premier event in telecom and data center optics, will now take place Sunday, 06 June to Thursday, 10 June 2021. (Exhibition dates are Tuesday, 08 June – Thursday, 10 June). The venue remains the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, USA.

The conference, originally scheduled in March, has been rescheduled to ensure a most favorable conference experience for all participants. The OFC co-sponsors plan to deliver a blended in-person and virtual format to provide attendees the greatest opportunity to reach customers, reconnect with colleagues and demonstrate innovative solutions to this dynamic community.

As a result of the date change, the abstract and summary submission deadline for papers is Tuesday, 26 January 2021. Submissions for the Demo Zone are due by Monday, 22 February. (See other impacted milestones in the revised author timeline.) 

The OFC Conference Format

The OFC technical program is divided into 15 categories that cover the full breadth of component, system and network technologies relating to fiber optic communications. The categories also accommodate the full range of timescales from current deployment to long term research. Submit a 3-page paper, and if accepted, you can present at the 2021 OFC Technical Conference.

In a global environment that continues to change, we understand that the one constant is a need to share and discuss information—there will always be a desire for you to present your research and for others to hear it. OFC is committed to ensuring that your paper, if accepted, reaches its intended audience. You can expect that the 2021 OFC Technical Conference will include both in-person and online components.


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