• A Hybrid Conference – In-Person and Virtual Presentations
  • Technical Conference:  05 – 09 March 2023
  • Exhibition: 07 – 09 March 2023
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

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Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline

18 October 2022, 12:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC-04:00)

Present Your Research

Receive worldwide exposure by reaching an influential global audience setting the future direction of the industry. The high-quality science and comprehensive programming make OFC the very best opportunity to get your work in front of the audience that matters most.

The benefits of presentation don't end when the conference concludes. Accepted and presented papers are published in IEEE Xplore Digital Library and the Optica Publishing Group's platform, which extends the impact of your work. OFC further supports the visibility of your paper through indexing in Ei Compendex, Scopus and Google Scholar.

Finally, presenters are able to benefit from extensive media coverage. OFC routinely attracts more than 100 media outlets each year.  

Conference Format

The 2023 OFC Conference will be presented in a hybrid format comprised of in-person and virtual presentations. As more conferences return to a strictly in-person format, our hybrid approach means that your presentation choice, whether driven by convenience or necessity, will be accommodated. This gives you the confidence and security to know that your paper, if accepted for presentation, will be presented before its intended audience this year.

Peer Review

OFC submissions are high-quality technical papers that undergo a blinded peer-review conducted by the members of the Technical Program Committee. Papers will be evaluated thoroughly, irrespective of the subcommittee they have been submitted to. If submitted to a subcommittee that does not represent a good fit to a paper’s technical content, OFC reserves the right to recategorize the paper to a better matching subcommittee.

View the submission guidelines. >

Grant Opportunities for Students and Early Career Professionals

OFC and its three co-sponsors believe strongly in supporting the next generation of researchers. Students and early career professionals are encouraged to submit papers; the conference is an essential way to introduce yourself and your work to an international audience of esteemed researchers and scientists.
In addition, each co-sponsor offers grants, scholarships and prizes to support your participation.

Learn more about grants, awards and prizes. >