SubOptic 2019 will be held April 8-11, 2019 in New Orleans, USA. Further details on dates and venue will be provided later this year. As outlined in our “About the SubOptic Association” section, we also in the process of changing the way in which it is organised, bringing in a professional Event Management organization to take responsibility for managing the logistics of the conference, in this case Submarine Telecoms Forum, Inc., rather than relying upon a volunteer from amongst our own membership. Ciena will act as Host for the conference but their role will one of prime sponsor, rather than assuming the historical role of conference organizer. SubOptic will retain complete editorial and programme development responsibility, to ensure that the conference remains truley “For the Industry, by the Industry.” on dates and venue will be provided later this year. As outlined in our “About the SubOptic  Association” section, we also in the process of changing the way in which it is organised, bringing in a professional Event Management organization to take responsibility for managing the logistics of the conference, in this case Submarine Telecoms Forum, Inc., rather than relying upon a volunteer from amongst our own membership. Ciena will act as Host for the conference but their role will one of prime sponsor, rather than assuming the historical role of conference organizer. SubOptic will retain complete editorial and programme development responsibility, to ensure that the conference remains truley “For the Industry, by the Industry.”