OFC/NFOEC-Optical Fiber Communications Conference

The Premier Event in Telecom and Data Center Optics

OFC is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. The program is comprehensive — from research to marketplace, from components to systems and networks and from technical sessions to the exhibition. OFC draws attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move the industry forward.

Hear the Latest Research at the Technical Conference

The five-day technical conference features peer reviewed presentations and invited speakers, the thought leaders in the industry presenting the highlights of emerging technologies. Additional technical programming throughout the week includes special symposia, special sessions, in-depth tutorials, workshops, panels and the thought-provoking rump session.

Take a Training Course

You can also take a Short Course and learn from the experts about important topics in the industry.

See New Products at the Exhibition

The show floor is buzzing with new product announcements and what’s trending in the market.  Hundreds of exhibitors keep you current on all the latest products and innovative solutions.

Attend Business Sessions on the Show Floor

Three theaters feature Market Watch, The Network Operator Summit, The Data Center Summit and other show floor programs cover market trends, new technologies and insight into the future. Panels of experts from global brands and key industry organizations provide high-level takes on the state of the industry, hot topics and perspectives on current and future challenges and solutions.

The Technical Conference Program

OFC’s five-day, technical conference features peer-reviewed presentations and more than 120 invited speakers, representing thought leaders across the industry. Additional technical programming throughout the week includes symposia, special sessions, short courses, demo zone, show floor programs and special events.


Comprised of invited and contributed papers, on areas deemed to be of special interest to OFC conference attendees.

Special Sessions

Provides convivial, interactive, open fora to address topics not covered by traditional presentations, but that are of interest and importance to the OFC community. Workshops offer an informal format to enable open discussion between moderators and panels of specialists and the audience to address technical or strategic questions that may lack clear consensus.

Short Courses (supplemental registration)

Covers a broad range of topic areas at a variety of educational levels, and taught by highly-regarded industry experts on a number of subjects. Whether you choose a course designed for beginners or for more advanced instruction, the small size of each class gives you an excellent opportunity for personalized instruction. Registrants receive one copy of the Course Notes, which will be distributed onsite.

Demo Zone

Featuring live demonstrations of research projects and proof-of-concept implementations in the space of optical communications devices, systems and networks. Demonstrations occur in dedicated booths in the Demo Zone as part of the OFC technical program.

Show Floor Programming

Three theaters feature Market Watch, Network Operator Summit, Data Center Summit and more than 15 additional show floor programs that cover market trends and new technologies from global brands and industry leaders.

Special Events

Make the most of your attendance at OFC with a range of networking and educational events. Special events range from receptions to career development programs.

San Diego Convention Center

San Diego,USA


Interval: annually


Optical Society of America