What is the OFA Workshop?

Each year the OpenFabrics Alliance hosts an annual workshop devoted to advancing the state of the art in networking. Those who have been to the workshop will attest to its role as a premier event; if you’ve never been, the workshop is known for airing a broad range of topics all related to networking technology and deployment.

When does the OFA Workshop take place?

The 2017 OFA Workshop will take place March 27-31.

What is the agenda?

To view the detailed agenda and the list of session abstracts, visit the OFA Workshop 2017 Abstracts and Agenda page.

Who should attend the OFA Workshop?

The Workshop brings together network developers, consumers of network solutions, and vendors. Typical participants include:

  • Application developers & end users
  • Communications middleware developers
  • Enterprise data center managers & architects

Are there any networking events at this Workshop?

OFA will be hosting a networking event the evening of Wednesday, March 29 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Stay tuned for additional details about the event.



How do I register?

Registering for the conference is easy. Register here today!

Can I pay at the door?

Yes. You can register at the door but we recommend pre-registering and booking your lodging prior to the conference to ensure the best Workshop experience possible.

When is registration due?

Early bird registration has already begun and will continue through March 6th. Although we will accept registration at the door, we encourage you to pre-register to ensure the best Workshop experience possible.

What if I need to cancel?

If you need to cancel, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 20.



Where should I stay during the Workshop?

The 2017 OFA Workshop is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Austin in Austin, TX, and attendees are encouraged to make their reservations at this location as soon as possible.

Hyatt Regency Austin

208 Barton Springs

Austin, Texas, USA 78704

Tel: +1 512 477 1234

Is there a discounted lodging rate for Workshop attendees?

Yes. OFA Workshop 2017 is pleased to offer a discounted room rate at the Hyatt Regency Austin for conference attendees. Space is limited and reservations must be made by Monday, March 6, 2017. Reservations made after the cutoff date or when the room block has reached capacity will be based on availability at the hotel's regular rates.

Reserve your room today.  

OFA Guestroom Rate                     $220/night plus tax

Government Rate                           $158/night plus tax

The above rates include complimentary guestroom internet. Check-in time is 4:00 PM. Checkout time is 11:00 AM.  

Is there a shuttle to/from the airport?

The Hyatt Regency Austin does not have a private shuttle service and recommends either travelers use taxi service or make reservations with Super Shuttle, located in the airport.

Is parking available?

Yes. Parking is available but is not included in the room rate.

Overnight Self-Parking: $23

Daily Self-Parking:           

0-5 hours - $4.00 per hour

5 + hours - $23.00

Two (2) hours of complimentary self-parking only with SWB or Marker 10 validation.

+Please see Hotel Contract for discounted Pricing

Overnight Valet: $31.00

Daily Valet Parking: $18.00 with no in and out privileges



How do I submit a speaker proposal?

Speaker proposals are currently being accepted. Suggested session topics, formats and detailed submission instructions can be found in the Call for Sessions flyer (now available for download). Submit your proposal here.

Is a paper required with my submission?

No. Submitting a proposal is easy, requiring only a one or two-paragraph abstract and a willingness to prepare whatever materials needed. As this is a workshop, not a conference, no accompanying white paper is required.

When will I know if my proposal has been selected?

The proposal submission deadline has been extended to February 10, 2017 at 5 p.m. PST. The Technical Program Committee will respond to proposals and announce sessions by February 24, 2017.

Is there a speaker discount?

Yes. The speaker rate is $595.



Are there sponsorship opportunities?

Yes. This year, the OpenFabrics Alliance is pleased to offer multi-tiered sponsorship opportunities to members. By sponsoring the OFA Workshop, your company is helping further the Alliance’s mission to facilitate collaboration among OFA members and the open source community to advance high performance network technologies.

What sponsorship options are available?

Sponsorship options are as follows:

Platinum Sponsor

No. Available: 1 $6500

Package includes reception host recognition with logo, Friday lunch box host with logo, press release inclusion, insideHPC article mention, OFA blog post (expires 12/31/17), listings in the event guide and online. 

Gold Sponsor

No. Available: 2 $4000

Package includes one lunch host recognition with logo, 1 conference pass, insideHPC article mention, listings in the event guide and online.

Silver Sponsor

No. Available: 3 $3000

Package includes one coffee break host recognition with logo, 1 conference pass, insideHPC article mention, listings in the event guide and online.

Member Sponsor

No. Available: Unlimited

Package includes 50% discount on 1 conference pass, listings in the event guide and online.

How do I sponsor the 2017 OFA Workshop?

If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information: 

  • Contact Name, Email and Phone
  • Affiliated Company/Organization
  • Preferred Sponsorship Package

When are sponsorship requests due?

Sponsorship requests are due by Wednesday, February 15, 2017, and will be assigned in order of receipt.