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Date
October 2-3, 2018
Registration
Starts Now
Location
The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Speakers
Industry Professionals
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Welcome To The 2018 NFOC
Same Great Conference, New Venue

ABOUT NFOC 2018

Join us for the 11th Annual NFOC 2018 Conference at The Benjamin Franklin Institute Science Museum and Center of Science Education, in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In addition to fiber, telecom, broadband and wireless applications, this year's Conference will showcase FTTx products and that industry's key manufacturers and service providers. 

Who should attend?
  • Fiber network designers, planners and technicians
  • MDU owners, operators and managers
  • ILEC's, CLEC's, MSOs and municipal utility managers

NFOC 2018 will offer a variety of free training session and seminars. Please continue checking the Event Schedule for information and updates.

Plan To Participate

Dates: Tuesday, October 2nd and Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
Location: The Franklin Institute Science Museum and Center of Science Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Registration is now open.
  • As always, general attendance to NFOC is free for industry professionals
  • Exhibitors registering before May 3oth will receive a $100 "Early-bird" discount

Don't wait. Register Now> Space is limited - this event will sell out!

Welcome NECA 2018 Attendees

NFOC 2018 is proud to be working with the National Electrical Contractors Association to provide FREE Fiber Optic and FTTh / FTTx Training to registered NECA 2018 Convention attendees. Training takes place at The Benjamin Franklin Institute Science Museum and Center of Science Education, Philadelphia PA, on October 2nd & 3rd, 2018.

Simply register to attend NFOC 2018 (no cost to register) and then show your NECA 2018 Convention badge when you arrive at the session(s) you wish to attend!

2018 NFOC SCHEDULE

  • WELCOME TO NFOC 2018

    Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Exhibitor Load & Setup

    Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.: Registration Opens

    Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Exhibit Floor Hours

    Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Networking Reception

    Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Conference Closes

    Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.: Kickoff Party - Details TBA

    Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.: Registration Opens

    Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Training Session

    Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Exhibit Floor Hours

    Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.: Conference Concludes

  • Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

    Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Exhibitor Load & Setup

    Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.: Registration Opens

    Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Exhibit Floor Hours

    Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Networking Reception

    Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Conference Concludes

    Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.: Kickoff Party

  • Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

    Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.: Registration Opens

    Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Training Sessions

    Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Exhibit Floor Hours

    Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.: Conference Concludes

  • WELCOME TO OUR COURSE
    8:00 - 8:45, Hall A

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    Speakers: Jessica Spring

  • learn the principles of earning
    8:00 - 8:45, Hall A

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    Speakers: Jessica Spring

  • winning strategies
    8:00 - 8:45, Hall A

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    Speakers: Jessica Spring

  • earn $10,000 in 2 months
    8:00 - 8:45, Hall A

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    Speakers: Jessica Spring

  • making a good product strategies
    8:00 - 8:45, Hall A

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    Speakers: Jessica Spring

  • learn the principles of earning
    8:00 - 8:45, Hall A

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    Speakers: Jessica Spring

The NFOC 2018 Educational Series is provided By
Advance Media NY

NFOC 2018, in association with Advance Media NY, is pleased to provide the following Learning Sessions to all registered attendees. All Sessions are led by the industry's top trainers, consultants, and facilitators. Attendees are welcome to participate in as many different Sessions as their schedule allows.

Be sure to check back to the schedule frequently as we continue to add additional Sessions.

Unless noted otherwise, all Sessions are FREE. Register early as space is limited.

Track One: General Fiber Optics (T)

FIS University:
"Fiber 1"

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1:00 - 4:30pm (Room A)

Learn the fundmentals on fiber optics; basic theory, applications, tools and equipment. Fiber Optics 1 is great for beginners as well as seasoned professionals. (Recommended for IBEW, CWA and NECA members.)

This is course is FREE. (Normally, $450.00)

Register To Attend

Fluke Networks: "Versiv™ Hands On Workshop"

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1:00 - 4:30pm (Room B)

Course details to be announced.

This is course is FREE.

Signamax:
Data Center 101

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1:00 - 3:30pm (Room C)

Course details to be announced.

This is course is FREE.

Track Two: General Fiber Optics (W)

FIS University:
"Fiber 1"

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 9:00 - 11:45am
(Room A)

Learn the fundmentals on fiber optics; basic theory, applications, tools and equipment. Fiber Optics 1 is great for beginners as well as seasoned professionals. (Recommended for IBEW, CWA and NECA members.)

This is course is FREE. (Normally, $450.00)

Register To Attend

Track Three: Best Practices

Anritsu:
Intro into packet transport and basic Ethernet test

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 9:00 - 9:40pm
(Room B)

This session provides particpants with the basic overview of packet-base transport. This session will also review the associated testing protocols and industry standards. The course is great for beginners as well as seasoned professionals.

This is course is FREE.

Register To Attend

Course - TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10:00 - 10:40pm
(Room B)

Course description to be annouced.

Corning:

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 11:00 - 11:40pm
(Room B)

Course description to be annouced.

Track FOUR: FTTx

FIS University:
"FTTx/FTTh"

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 9:00 - 11:45am
(Room C)

This special session that provides the attendee with introductory knowledge and basic familiarity with FTTx architecture, network design, deployment technology, and some operational skills. It is intended for fiber and broadband professionals involved with, or planning to be involved in deploying and maintaining FTTx and FTTh networks. No previous experience is required.

CONTENT

Topics addressed during this two-hour session include:

• FTTx Basics
• Definitions, Standards & Architecture

• FTTx Designs
• Fiber Types, Equipment & Infrastructure
• Technical decisions
• Centralized or Distributed splitting

• FTTx Considerations
• Design steps & future proofing
• Optical budget
• Test Equipment & Guidelines
• OTDR Monitoring
• Trouble Shooting

• Session Close, Q&A

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

James Fasano; Instructor, FIS University - FTTx Training

Mr. Fasano has over 30 years of combined experience in both the Telephony and Cable Communications industry. He is a past recipient of Telephony's Rain Blain award for his efforts in FITL (Fiber In The Loop), which helped bring fiber closer to the home. He has held managerial positions at Bell Atlantic, assignments at AT&T, held an executive position at ARRIS Corporation developing optical fiber solutions, and recently with Hitachi Communications Technology managing sales of key products.

Mr. Fasano has a BA/BS degree From Bloomfield College in Business Administration and has completed Post graduate work at Rutgers University. His product specialties include Fiber In The Loop, OSP Network Design & Construction, Optical Connector and Management Technologies, Optical Fiber Splicing and Testing, FTTx Design and Installation.

This is course is FREE.

Register To Attend

Track FIVE: Wireless & DAS Seminar

DASpedia:
In-Building Wireless/Cellular Technology

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 9:00 - 11:30am
(Room D)

Introductory course in In-Building Wireless Cellular technology. Professionals of all backgrounds are encouraged to take this course to learn the fundamentals of wireless solutions and fiber based technologies being deployed in today’s information driven world.

Register To Attend

Register For The 2018 NFOC

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitors registering before May 30th will receive a $100 "Early-bird" discount.

NFOC 2018 is a two-day event, opening on Tuesday, October 2nd with Exhibitor hours 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Networking Reception starting from 5-6 p.m. The Conference continues Thursday, October 3th with Exhibitor hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a full day of training sessions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Attendee Registration

Registration is FREE (includes Training Sessions & Networking Reception).

NFOC 2018 is a two-day event, opening on Tuesday, October 2nd with Exhibitor hours 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Networking Reception starting from 5-6 p.m. The Conference continues Thursday, October 3th with Exhibitor hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a full day of training sessions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Our Sponsors

NFOC Sponsorship

PLATINUM

$8,500

  • Double Booth (10'x20’)
  • 2 hours of Training Sessions
  • NFOC 2018 Banner 
  • Networking Reception Co-Sponsor
  • E-campaign Featuring Products
  • Full-page Ad in WaveLengths Magazine
  • Digital Ad WavelengthsMagazine.com
  • 6 add'l tickets to Networking Reception
  • Plaque

GOLD

$4,000

  • Single Booth (10'x10’)
  • 2 hours of Training Sessions
  • NFOC 2018 Banner 
  • Networking Reception Co-Sponsor
  • Full-page Ad in WaveLengths Magazine
  • Digital Ad WavelengthsMagazine.com
  • 4 add'l tickets to Networking Reception
  • Plaque
  •  

Silver

$2,000

  • Single Booth (10'x10’)
  • 1 hour of Training Sessions
  • NFOC 2018 Banner 
  • Networking Reception Co-Sponsor
  • Half-page Ad in WaveLengths Magazine
  • 3 add'l tickets to Networking Reception
  • Plaque
  •  
  •  

Bronze

$1,500

  • Single Booth (10'x10’)
  • NFOC 2018 Banner 
  • Half-page Ad in WaveLengths Magazine
  • 2 add'l tickets to Networking Reception
  • Plaque
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