The TERENA Networking Conference (TNC) is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference – over 500 participants including decision makers, networking specialists and managers from all major European networking and research organisations, universities, worldwide sister institutions and industry representatives attend.
Through keynote speeches by renowned specialists and many parallel sessions, the Conference presents an overview of the latest developments in research networking, both in the technical field and in the areas of application and management.
For the 4th year in a row, TNC is offering students the opportunity to attend the TNC free-of-charge, by submitting a poster related to the conference theme, which this year is “enabling communities”. Ten students will be selected to receive free admission to the conference, sponsored by Cisco, and to present their poster at the conference and online. The best student poster will receive an award at the end of the conference.
The TNC2012 will be hosted by the Icelandic National Research and Education Network (RHnet) and the University of Iceland and held in the picturesque city of Reykjavik in Iceland from 21-24 May 2012. RHnet provides network connectivity to all state universities and research institutes. With respect to its research activities and accomplishments, RHnet represents Iceland in the development of the Nordic network, NORDUnet, that takes part in the pan-European network GÉANT and participates actively in the project implementation. This sets the perfect scene for TNC2012.
Different ways to participate
Lightning talks: Like last year, TNC2012 will feature the opportunity to give a five-minute presentation focusing, for example, on an idea, a successful project or an invitation to collaborate.
Posters: Another way to make your ideas more visible at the conference is to present a poster. A poster presentation is an excellent advertisement tool for projects, concepts and ideas, and can act as a great conversation starter with other TNC2012 participants.