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Reasons to Attend

  • Latest technologies presented in a symposium format
  • Professional development courses with tutorials on basic and emerging technologies
  • Suppliers Exhibition with the latest developments from industry suppliers
  • Networking with other industry professionals
  • New this year: Expanded sessions on connectivity

Online Registration

Online registration for the 2016 IWCS Conference is now open. 

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IWCS 2016 Preliminary Program

Potential attendees can now view topics that will be addressed in over 130 papers and presentations in 18 compelling sessions over 3 full days. The very best topical information to be presented at the 2016 symposium was selected from the robust response of high quality proposals to this year’s Call for Papers.

Conference Information

For general conference information, registration fees, and Professional Development Course descriptions.


Hotel Reservations

The IWCS room blocks at the Omni Providence Hotel and the Courtyard by Marriott are now SOLD OUT! Please refer to the Hotel Reservations page for alternatives.

Hotel Reservations


Supplier Exhibition


Space is still available! The exhibition offers a unique opportunity for suppliers to present new and established products, processes and services to a highly qualified audience in excess of 1000 potential customers.

Exhibitor Info

Enhanced Connectivity Objective for IWCS

The International Cable & Connectivity Symposium will strengthen its connectivity content and industry presence, providing interaction with technical and supply chain professionals on the connectorization of cabling infrastructure. This will provide the forum to present new content and to promote discussion of ideas and innovations to advance connectivity solutions. This new focus supplements the IWCS Mission Statement.

IWCS Webinar Series

IWCS is now conducting a monthly Live Webinar on timely topics with interactive questions and answers. Webinars are held on the third Friday of every month at 10:30 am Eastern US time.

Upcoming Webinar:
August 19, 2016 10:30 am Eastern USA
New Generation Wideband Multimode Fiber for Shortwave Wavelength Division Multiplexing in Datacom Links
Roman Shubochkin, Senior Research and Development Engineer at OFS (Massachusetts, USA)
View abstract and Register Here

Notices of upcoming topics can also be found on the IWCS LinkedIn pages, Twitter, IWCS App, and through our email notices. To receive emails, please sign up for the mailing list.

Remembering Our 2015 Conference

Future Conferences

IWCS 2017

Orlando, Florida, USA

Sunday – Wednesday

October 8 – 11, 2017

IWCS 2018

Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Sunday – Wednesday

October 14 – 17, 2018

IWCS 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Sunday – Wednesday

September 29 – October 2, 2019