OFC—A Dynamic Global Gathering

The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. For over 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 wrapped up an impressive and stimulating week in San Diego, California, showcasing the latest innovations in the field,  with more than 15,500 attendees, 700+ exhibitors from 65 countries, and over 850 peer reviewed technical sessions.

The only global event where attendees witness the innovation behind the technology that powers communications today, OFC has been on a steep growth trajectory over the last three years, increasing in overall square footage by 44% and experiencing a 21% growth in exhibitors and attendees.

OFC attracts the biggest names in the field, offers key networking and partnering opportunities and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends and technology advances affecting the industry. From technical presentations to the latest market trends and predictions, OFC is a one-stop-shop.

 

Get the Latest Technology, Products and Information

  • Advanced devices and fibers for high-speed data center links
  • Enabling 5G and IoT through next-generation optical access
  • Manufacturing and packaging of photonic and electronic subsystems
  • New network architectures and applications enabled by SDN and NFV
  • OpenConfig/open platforms for network management and cloud/Fog computing
  • Optical wireless and visible light communications
  • Silicon and integrated photonics for datacom and telecom
  • Streaming analytics and cognitive systems

Future Conference Dates

Year Dates Location
2019 3 – 7 March San Diego, CA
2020 8 – 12 March San Diego, CA
2021 28 March – 1 April San Francisco, CA
2022 6 – 10 March San Diego, CA

Program & Speakers

OFC, The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition, is the premier international event for the latest advances in optical communications and networking.

A High-Quality Technical Program

  • Covers recent progress in research (near- and long-term) and technology
  • Features invited presentations by experts in the field
  • Includes peer-reviewed technical presentations
  • Hear from luminaries in industry and academia
  • Presented in a variety of formats
    • 1 hour in-depth tutorials
    • Interactive workshops
    • Panel discussions
    • Half-day short courses (separate fee required)
    • In-depth symposia on hot topics

Comprehensive Peer Reviewed Presentations in Key Topic Areas

  • Active optical devices and photonic integrated circuits
  • Advances in deployable optical components, fibers and field installation equipment
  • Advances in deployable subsystems and systems
  • Advanced in deployable networks and their applications
  • Digital and electronic subsystems
  • Digital transmission systems
  • Control and management of multilayer networks
  • Fiber and propagation physics
  • Fiber-optic and waveguide devices and sensors
  • Network architectures and techno-economics
  • Optical access networks for fixed  and mobile services
  • Optical, photonic and microwave photonic subsystems
  • Optical devices, subsystems and networks for Datacom and Computercom
  • Passive optical devices and circuits for switching and filtering
  • Radio-over-fiber, free-space optics and sensing systems

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