Register and Attend OFC/NFOEC 2006 the Premier International Optical Communications Event With Business Focused-Programming and More Than 700 Technical Paper Presentations OFC/NFOEC is This Year's Most Influential Technical and Business Forum What: OFC/NFOEC 2006 When/Where: March 5 - 10 (Exhibits Open March 7 - 9) at the Anaheim Convention Center Details: As the largest and most comprehensive international event for optical communications, this year's combined OFC/NFOEC will host the entire scope of optical communications, providing programming, exhibit and educational activities for all audiences from researchers working in the laboratories to service providers and carriers to equipment manufacturers. Featuring a broad spectrum of optics and electronics exhibitors, with 40 percent from outside the U.S., OFC/NFOEC is the most time-efficient, cost-effective opportunity to see the latest products and get a first-look at the technology of the present and future. The technical program, now featuring both the OFC and NFOEC programs, will feature hundreds of sessions, including workshops, short courses and paper presentations, giving a broader spectrum of participants the opportunity to network and customize their learning experience in one event. Highlights: Business and Technical Programming include: OFC/NFOEC will deliver top-notch programming this year for the more than 10,000 people expected to attend the conference. Visit the site periodically at http://www.ofcconference.com/conference_program/ for regular programming updates. In the meantime, here's a preview of what you can expect: -- OFC/NFOEC 2006 Plenary Session, scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, will feature Bran Ferren, Chief Creative Officer, Applied Minds, Inc., Keith Cambron, Senior Vice President, AT&T Labs, AT&T Services, Inc, and Hank Kafka, Chief Network Architect, BellSouth Corporation. Join these industry leaders for a unique perspective into the industry and today's business realities. -- Market Watch: Business and Technology - This three-day series of panel sessions engage the applications and business community in the field of optical communications. Presentations and panel discussions feature esteemed guest speakers from industry, research, and the investment community. Topics include Broadband Access, Triple Play, FTTX, Ethernet Services and Optical Integration. -- 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, March 8 and will feature a keynote from Chris Rice, Executive Vice President, Network Planning & Engineering, AT&T. Other speakers include executives from Sprint, BT, Verizon and NTT. -- Hundreds of educational workshops and tutorial sessions. Private media events will include: -- A media lunch panel at noon on Tuesday, March 7, OFC/NFOEC representatives and participating panelists from the scientific, corporate and analyst communities will provide a high-level view of the industry and the evolution of IPTV. Registration: Registration for OFC/NFOEC 2006 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. Leah Wilkinson, 703-892-8080, email@example.com Keira Shein, 410-363-9494, firstname.lastname@example.org Colleen Morrison, 202-416-1437, email@example.com 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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