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OFC is the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals. No other week is as intense as The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC). For over 39 years people have been coming from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward for this one week each year.

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 on:

  • Optical Networking
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • SDN and Networks
  • Test and Measurement
  • Optical Packets
  • Optical Interconnects/Switches
  • 100Gb/s Hardware
  • WDM
  • Switches
  • ROADMs
  • Transport
  • Spatial Division Multiplexing
  • Integrated Photonics
  • FTTX
  • And much more!


From Research to Revolution

OFC brings you the thought leaders and solutions providers ready with the cutting-edge ideas and fiber optic solutions to enhance your systems and revolutionize your network.  Prepare for the transformation of the network with the insights, technologies and products you will only find at OFC.

High Quality Science & Comprehensive Programming

  • Invited presentations given by experts the field
  • Peer-reviewed technical presentations
  • Up-to-the-minute research presented in Postdeadline Sessions
  • Short Courses cover a broad range of topic areas
  • Notable Plenary Session features exceptional keynote speakers
  • Interactive Workshops and Panel Discussions
  • Poster sessions
  • Trends, insights, and analyses by leaders in the field at Service Provider Summit and Market Watch
  • Extensive free show floor business programming

Hot topics for 2014:

  • Cloud and Data Center Networking
  • Bandwidth Exhaust (Space Division Multiplexing)
  • 100G/400G Network Design and Optimization
  • 1Tb and Beyond Optical Networking
  • Wavelength Agile Access Networks
  • Virtualization and Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  • High-Speed Photonic Integration for Coherent Detection
  • Silicon Photonics/Integrated Photonics
  • And More!

Why OFC?

  • Stay current
  • Get the latest technology
  • Learn about new products
  • Network with colleagues
  • Meet with vendors
  • Hear about market trends

Exhibit Hall and Free Business Programs

OFC is your one-stop for information, networking, and business solutions for the latest in  optical communications and networking. All events on the exhibit floor are free to registered attendees. 

Visit More Than 550 Exhibitors—The Most Comprehensive Exhibit Hall in The Industry!

  • See new products
  • Build and maintain professional contacts
  • Meet with vendors
  • Find the full range of companies in the industry from components to systems
  • Get solutions to your current business challenges

Don't miss three days of free show floor programming in OFC’s Three EXPO Theaters!

  • Market Watch
  • Service Provider Summit
  • POF Symposium
  • Product Showcases


OFC draws a wide array of attendees representing every sector of optical communications. Pick your niche and you'll find your target market at OFC:

  • Executive Management: CEOs, CFOs, CIOs
  • Network Architects
  • Systems Engineers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Product Development Managers
  • Sales and Marketing Professionals
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Educators
  • Test and Measurement Engineers
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Researchers and Scientists

Tap into unmatched international buying power!

Corporate Village and Meeting Space

What is a Corporate Village?

A Corporate Village is a hard-walled meeting room built and located on the exhibit floor.  Amenities are dependent upon the size of the room and include: locking door, table, chairs, wastebasket, electrical circuit, and carpet.


The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) is an unincorporated association which operates as agent and on behalf of the Optical Society of America, Inc. (OSA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), for its Communications Society (ComSoc) and its Photonics Society

There may be many networking opportunities at the OFC 2014 (formerly OFC/NFOEC - Optical Fiber Communication / National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference). Find out more in the event details below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 03/09/2014 - 03/13/2014
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 03/11/2014 - 03/13/2014
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Engineering
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Engineering, Manufacturing, Sciences, Technology
Estimated Attendance: 12,000
Audience: Company Category:
Network/Communications Service Provider
Internet Service Provider
Content Provider
Data Center
Systems/Network Equipment Manufacturer
Components or Device Manufacturer 694
Test Equipment Manufacturer
Fiber and Cable Supplier
Government Agency
Investment/Venture Capital
Contract Manufacturer

Job Function:
Executive Management (CEO, CFO, etc.)
Executive Technical (CTO, CIO, Chief Scientist)
R&D Director/Manager
Network/Systems Engineer
Network Architect
Marketing/Sales/Product Development Director/Manager
Purchasing Director/Manager
Notes: OFC attendees have impressive budgets, buying authority, and high annual sales volume:
70% of attendees have a role in making purchase decisions
One out of every four attendees is C-Level
Visitors from over 60 countries represented
Venue: The Moscone Center
Venue Phone: (415) 974-4000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Number of Exhibitors:550+ (Previous Year)
Event Square Footage:300,000
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
In-Line Booth & Islands - Smaller than 500 net sq. ft. $42.50 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
In-Line Booth & Islands - 500 net sq. ft. or larger $40 per sq. ft.   Water: n/a
Open Corners Additional $300 each   Generator: n/a
10' x 10' Corporate Village $4,350 Exhibitor Rate; $4,850 Non-Exhibitor Rate   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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Additional Contacts:

Tom Markusson, CEM, Senior Manager of Corporate Development
(202) 416-1988

Crystal Krason, Sales Account Manager

(202) 416-1428

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