Register and Attend OFC/NFOEC 2008 - the Premier International Optical Communications Event



**MEDIA ADVISORY**

Register and Attend OFC/NFOEC 2008 - the Premier
International Optical Communications Event

With Business-Focused Programming and 800 Technical Paper Presentations
OFC/NFOEC is the Industry’s Most Influential Technical and Business Forum

What: Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optics Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) 2008
   
When/Where: Feb. 24 - 28 (Exhibits open Feb. 26-28) at the San Diego Convention Center 
   
Details: As the largest and most comprehensive international event for both the science and business of optical communications, this year’s event will host the entire scope of optical communications, providing educational programming, exhibits and other activities for all audiences from systems companies to service providers and carriers and equipment manufacturers.

Featuring:

  • 600 optics and electronics exhibitors (40 percent based outside the U.S.)
  • Comprehensive technical program, featuring both the OFC and NFOEC programs, will comprise hundreds of sessions, including workshops, short courses and paper presentations
   
Highlights: Business and Technical Programming:
OFC/NFOEC will deliver exclusive and timely programming this year for the 15,000 people expected to attend the conference. Visit the site periodically at http://www.ofcnfoec.org/conference_program/Index.aspx for regular programming updates. In the meantime, here’s a preview of what you can expect:
  • OFC/NFOEC 2008 Plenary Session, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, featuring:
    • Bob Metcalfe, General Partner, Polaris Ventures;
    • Herwig Kogelnik, Adjunct Photonics Systems Research Vice President, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent;
    • Pieter Poll, Chief Technology Officer, Qwest Communications Corporation, Inc.

Join these industry leaders for a unique perspective into today’s business realities.

  • Market Watch: Business and Technology - This three-day series of panel sessions, held Feb. 26-28, engage the applications and business communities in the field of optical communications. Presentations and panel discussions feature esteemed guest speakers from industry, research and investment communities. Topics include Packet-Optical Migration Strategies, ROADMs and 10G to 40G to 100G.
  • The Service Provider Summit is a dynamic program with topics and speakers of interest to CTOs, network architects, network designers and technologists within the service provider and carrier sector. The Service Provider Summit will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27 and will feature a keynote presentation from Reed Hundt, former FCC Chairman. Other speakers include executives from Infinera, AT&T Labs, NeoPhotonics, NTT, Verizon, Advanced Access Technologies, Force10 Networks and Facebook, Inc.
  • Hundreds of educational workshops and tutorial sessions.

Private media events will include:

  • A media lunch panel at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 - OFC/NFOEC representatives and participating panelists from the scientific, corporate and analyst communities will provide a high-level view of the industry and specifically the migration from 40G to 100G.
   
Registration: Media/analyst registration for OFC/NFOEC 2008 has begun and can be accessed online at http://www.ofcnfoec.org/media_center/MediaRegistrationForm.aspx.
   
Contact: Please contact us or visit the event Web site at www.ofcnfoec.org for additional information, including travel arrangement details.
 
Keira Shein, 410.363.9494, keira@wilkinsonshein.com
Leah Wilkinson, 703.907.0010, leah@wilkinsonshein.com   
Colleen Morrison, 202.416.1437, media@ofcconference.org
   
About OFC/NFOEC: Since 1985, the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) has provided an annual backdrop for the optical communications field to network and share research and innovations. In 2004, OFC joined forces with the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC), creating the largest and most comprehensive international event for optical communications. By combining an exposition of approximately 600 companies with a unique program of peer-reviewed technical programming and special focused educational sessions, OFC/NFOEC provides an unparalleled opportunity, reaching every audience from service providers to optical equipment manufacturers and beyond.

OFC/NFOEC, www.ofcnfoec.org, is managed by the Optical Society of America (OSA) and co-sponsored by OSA, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Communications Society (IEEE/ComSoc) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE/LEOS). Acting as a non-financial technical co-sponsor is Telcordia Technologies, Inc.

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