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OFC 2002 Wraps Up

Expanded exhibit floor showcased 1204 exhibitors; there were 32,000 attendees and more than 850 technical papers

March 28, 2002

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit (OFC), the premier conference and tradeshow dedicated to the fiber optics community, just wrapped up one of its most successful conferences to date. OFC 2002 took place from March 17 - 22 in Anaheim, Calif. The expanded exhibit floor showcased 1204 exhibitors. In addition to the robust exhibit, the 32,000 attendees had the opportunity to explore new research in the field of optics from the more than 850 technical papers that were presented. The plenary session featured talks from Vinton Cerf, Senior Vice President of Internet Architecture and Technology for Worldcom; Tingye Li, world-renowned consultant in the field of lightwave communications; and Geoffrey Moore, Chairman and Founder of the Chasm Group. Attendees also had the opportunity to meet with some of the most influential business people in the fiber optic field as part of the OFC Commercial Technology Program. Other popular attractions at OFC 2002 included the Short Course offerings, the OFC Employment Center and the Post Deadline Papers presentations. The breakout of attendees is as follows:
Exhibit-related Attendees 24,300
Technical Attendees 7,700 OFC 2003 is scheduled for March 23 - 28 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. Over 800 exhibitors from OFC 2002 have already signed on to have booths in Atlanta. Those interested in exhibiting at OFC 2003 should contact Melissa Russell at [email protected], or visit the OFC 2003 Web site at www.ofcconference.org.

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