OFC Conference 2018

Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition

11 Mar 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
Technical Conference: 11 – 15 March 2018 | Exhibition: 13 – 15 March 2018
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San Diego Convention Center
San Diego / California / United States of America

Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC Conference) is the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals, attracting the biggest names in the field, offering key networking and partnering opportunities, providing insights and inspiration on the major trends and technology advances affecting the industry. This 4 days conference and exposition is being organized by Optical Society of America (OSA). The venue of this event is San Diego Convention Center which is located in San Diego, California, United States of America. The event will be held from 11 March 2018, Sunday to 15 March 2018, Thursday. OFC Conference 2018 will showcase a wide range of products and services related to optics sector from the leading exhibitors, for example, communications equipment, communications networks, systems design, communications routers, custom component fabrication, datacomm, dielectric materials, dispersion management components, education, training, research materials, electronic communications sub-systems, electronic components, fiber cables, assemblies, fiber manufacturing equipment, fiber optic cable processing, fiber splicers, fiber switches, laboratory & test equipment, lasers, light sources, manufacturing, automation, packaging, micro-manipulators, positioners, network test equipment, optical add/drop multiplexers, optical amplifiers, optical communications & transport sub-systems, optical components, optical cross-connects, optical fibers, optical materials, optical transmitters, receivers, photodetectors, plastic optics, polymer optics, proRead Moreduction test equipment, publications, sensors & sensor systems, software, video & imaging systems, wireless communications. Over 650 exhibitors are expected at this event to showcase their products and services. The event will accommodate approximately 110,000 square feet of exhibit space. Over 15,000 visitors from 65+ countries are expected at this conference and exposition. Visitor profile of this event includes network and 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, enterprise, government agency, investment/venture capital, contract manufacturer, academia. The frequency of OFC Conference is annual.

  Address : 111 West Harbor Drive

  City : San Diego, CA

  Country : United States of America

  Phone : +1 619-525-5000

  Website : Click here for venue website

San Diego Convention Center

Located in the Marina district of downtown San Diego, the San Diego Convention Center is the meeting planner's choice for hosting major conventions, trade shows, meetings and special events with 615.700 square feet (57.200 square meters) of exhibit space. The convention center is just 10 minutes from the San Diego International Airport.

Organized by

Optical Society of America (OSA)

Founded in 1916 and based in Washington, DC, Optical Society of America (OSA) is the leading professional society in optics and photonics dedicated to advancing the study of light in theory and application, by means of publishing, organizing conferences and exhibitions, partnership with industry, and education.

Address: 2010 Massachusetts Ave, NW

City: Washington, DC

Country: United States of America

Phone: +1 202.223.8130

Fax: +1 202.223.1096

Email: info[at]osa.org

Website: Click here for organizer website


  • Tuesday : 10:00 – 17:00 (Exhibit Hall Hours)
  • Wednesday : 10:00 – 17:00 (Exhibit Hall Hours)
  • Thursday, : 10:00 – 16:00 (Exhibit Hall Hours)


  • Full Conference Registration Member :
    $665 (Before 13 February) | $790 (After 13 February)
  • Full Conference Registration Non-Member :
    $835 (Before 13 February) | $970 (After 13 February)
  • Full Conference Registration Student Member :
    $195 (Before 13 February) | $275 (After 13 February)
  • Full Conference Reg Student Non-Member :
    $235 (Before 13 February) | $355 (After 13 February)
  • Exhibits Pass Plus : FREE
  • Short Course Only : Each short course requires a separate fee and ticket

Event at a glance

  Event Type International Trade Show & Conference
  Start Date 11 March 2018, Sunday
  End Date 15 March 2018, Thursday
  Category Optical
  Venue San Diego Convention Center
  City San Diego, CA
  State California
  Country United States of America
  Organizer Optical Society of America (OSA)
  Web Site Click for official website
  Frequency Annual
  Visitors 15,000+
  Exhibitors 650+
  Space 110,000 square feet
  Open to Trade visitors

Future Dates

  • OFC 2019 : 3 - 7 March | San Diego, CA
  • OFC 2020 : 8 - 12 March | San Diego, CA

Past Editions

  • 19 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
    Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), Los Angeles, CA
  • 20 Mar 2016 - 24 Mar 2016
    Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
  • 22 Mar 2015 - 26 Mar 2015
    Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), Los Angeles, CA
  • 09 Mar 2014 - 13 Mar 2014
    Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 17 Mar 2013 - 21 Mar 2013
    Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
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