Register and Attend OFC/NFOEC 2009 - the Premier International Optical Communications Event


Register and Attend OFC/NFOEC 2009 - the Premier International Optical Communications Event

Experience the Industrys Most Comprehensive Exposition, Featuring 550 Exhibitors Covering the Entire Scope of Optical Communications, Including Datacomm, ROADMs, Ethernet/IP, 100G, Silicon Photonics, FTTx, Increasing Bandwidth Needs, Future Internet and More

Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optics Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) 2009
March 22 - 26 (Exhibits open March 24 - 26) at the San Diego Convention Center
As the largest and most comprehensive international event for both the science and business of optical communications, this years OFC/NFOEC 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 to equipment manufacturers.
  • 550 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.
Exposition floor highlights:


  • FTTx Resource Center (Hall E) – A combination demonstration and resource center, The Light Brigade’s FTTx Center offers “one-stop shopping” for all things related to fiber to the home. The FTTx Resource Center features a live GPON system and a preview of a next-generation (NGPON) network.
  • OSP/Fiber Technology Showcase (Hall E) This on-floor theater features special presentations and demonstrations on topics of interest in today’s fiber optic technology. Demonstrations include an emergency restoration performed live on a working fiber-optic system. Participants include ADC, EXFO, JDSU, ITW Chemtronics, Lightel Technologies, AFL Telecommunications and The Light Brigade.
  • POF Market Opportunities Presentation (Hall E) – The Plastic Optical Fiber Trade Organization (POFTO) is organizing a POF Symposium to review recent developments in POF markets, technology, and applications. This year’s theme will be “The Market and Applications for Optical Links that are Less Than 100 Meter.” In addition, POFTO is organizing a POF DAY, POF Press conference, and POF Applications Center which is open throughout the show and features the latest POF Industry products.
  • Video Theater (Hall E) – Installation and system footage are combined with animations and graphics to give an in-depth look into the world of fiber optics at the educational Video Theater. The Video Theater features DVDs produced by The Light Brigade.  New features to the theater include fiber-optic devices and connectors and cable management products.
  • New Product Introductions (Hall B) A show floor theater in which individual exhibitors will be highlighting their newest developments, products and services in 30-minute showcase presentations.

Special Programming on the Show Floor – Service Provider Summit and Market Watch

  • The Service Provider Summit- Join your colleagues for this dynamic program with topics and speakers of interest to CTOs, network architects, network designers and technologists within the service provider and carrier sector. The program includes a keynote address from Robert Blumofe, Vice President, Networks and Operations, Akamai and panel discussions featuring the latest topics in data centers, next-generation networks and FTTx. Wednesday, March 25, OFC/NFOEC Exhibit Floor Theater, Hall F.
  • Market Watch - This three-day series of panel sessions engages the applications and business communities in such emerging areas as 100G standards, ROADMs, DWDM, and other optical communications network applications. Presentations and panel discussions feature esteemed guest speakers from industry, research, and the investment community. Tuesday, March 24 through Thursday, Feb. 26, OFC/NFOEC Exhibit Floor Theater, Hall F.
  • Hot Topics - Within these programs, hear discussions of the field’s hottest topics, including 100G, datacomm, next-generation networks, FTTx and beyond.
  • 550 exhibitors, featuring the latest optical communications technologies.
Media/analyst registration for OFC/NFOEC 2009 can be accessed online at
Please contact us or visit the event Web site at for additional information, including travel arrangement details.
Keira Shein, +1 410.363.9494,
Leah Wilkinson, +1 703.907.0010,
Colleen Morrison, +1 202.416.1437,
Lyndsay Meyer, +1 202.416.1435,

Since 1979, 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 550 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 is managed by the Optical Society (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 Photonics Society (formerly LEOS). Acting as non-financial technical co-sponsor is Telcordia Technologies, Inc.