Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC) 2006

OFC/NFOEC 2006
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     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, leah@wilkinsonshein.com
                 Keira Shein, 410-363-9494, keira@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.

Contacts

OFC/NFOEC 2006
Leah Wilkinson, 703-892-8080, leah@wilkinsonshein.com
Keira Shein, 410-363-9494, keira@wilkinsonshein.com
Colleen Morrison, 202-416-1437, media@ofcconference.org

Contacts

OFC/NFOEC 2006
Leah Wilkinson, 703-892-8080, leah@wilkinsonshein.com
Keira Shein, 410-363-9494, keira@wilkinsonshein.com
Colleen Morrison, 202-416-1437, media@ofcconference.org