OFC San Diego

30 Mar. - 03 Apr. 2025 | International exhibition and conference on fiber optic technology

The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition, commonly known as OFC, is an annual international fair and conference focusing on fiber optic technology. It is the largest event of its kind in the world, with an emphasis on optical networks and communication. The OFC is organized by the Optical Society of America, a prestigious scientific society in the fields of optics and photonics..

OFC is distinguished by its wide range of topics and extensive product portfolio. This spectrum includes optical components and devices, systems, testing equipment, specialized software, and specialty fibers. As a comprehensive platform, the fair offers a deep insight into the entire supply chain of the industry and serves as a central marketplace for learning, networking, and business transactions.

A characteristic feature of OFC is its dynamic nature, resulting from the annual change of its location within the USA. The respective venues are well-known exhibition centers or event locations, easily accessible to participants. People from all over the world are attracted to learn about the latest industry advancements and discover new technologies.

A highlight of OFC is the live interoperability demonstrations by leading companies in the field of optical technologies. The program is complemented by plenary sessions with presentations from industry leaders. The fair also serves as a platform for product announcements and company presentations and is a showcase for innovation and market development, particularly for start-ups and established companies.

The main topics of OFC include optical transmission systems, communication systems, modeling and simulation of optical transmitter and receiver components, silicon photonics, optical transport SDN, cloud networks, and machine learning. This diversity attracts exhibitors and visitors from various industries.

OFC not only serves to present technological innovations but also facilitates the exchange and networking of professionals worldwide. Workshops, panel discussions, and conferences offer opportunities to exchange information on current research projects and proof-of-concept implementations in the field of optical communication devices, systems, and networks.

In summary, OFC is a key event for the optical communication and networking industry. It not only presents the latest technological developments but also acts as a forum for exchange, learning, and business development. The annually changing location in the USA contributes to the dynamism and reach of the fair, offering international appeal.

The OFC will take place on 5 days from Sunday, 30. March to Thursday, 03. April 2025 in San Diego.

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30.03.2025 - 03.04.2025*
Sunday - Thursday, 5 days
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Local time:
00:12 h (UTC -07:00)

Fair location:

San Diego Convention Center,
111 West Harbor Drive, 92101 San Diego, California, USA


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Fair organizer
Optical Society of America
2010 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
20036 Washington, D.C., USA
Tel: +1 (2)02 2238130
Fax: +1 (2)02 2231096
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Past editions:
  • 24. - 28. March 2024
    San Diego
  • 05. - 09. March 2023
    San Diego
  • 06. - 10. March 2022
    San Diego
  • 06. - 11. June 2021
  • 08. - 12. March 2020
    San Diego
  • 03. - 07. March 2019
    San Diego
  • 11. - 15. March 2018
    San Diego
    • 700 exhibitors
    • 15500 visitors
  • 19. - 23. March 2017
    Los Angeles
  • 20. - 24. March 2016
  • 22. - 26. March 2015
    Los Angeles

Fair location:

San Diego Convention Center,
111 West Harbor Drive, 92101 San Diego, California, USA


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Product groups: fiberglass cables, optical fibers, photodetectors, sensors, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the OFC taking place?
The OFC fair takes place in San Diego, at the San Diego Convention Center.

When is the OFC taking place?
Visit the OFC from 30 Mar. - 03 Apr. 2025.

How often does the OFC take place?
The OFC takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the OFC?
The OFC is an exhibition for Telecommunications, Communications Technology and Electronics.