TNC2015: Registration is open

The Conference is hosted by FCT/FCCN

GÉANT Association would like to remind you of the Annual Networking Conference (TNC15), which takes place on 15-18 June in Porto, Portugal, hosted by FCT/FCCN. Registration is open, the until 5 June 2015.
TNC15 captures the current debate with the conference theme 'Connected Communities'. The conference provides a full programme in which a wide variety of hot topics in research and education networking will be discussed, including future education models, advanced networking infrastructures, and federation and middleware. Six high-profile keynote speakers will address hot topics in the realm of research and education networking:

John Day (Boston University, USA)
Manfred Laubichler (Arizona State University, USA)
Sarah Kenderdine (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Timo Lüge (Social Media For Good)
Avis Yates Rivers (Technology Concepts Group Intl.)
João Paulo Cunha (University of Porto)

There are still many ways to actively participate in TNC15:

Call for posters:
In past years, many TNC participants have created high-quality poster presentations. An effective poster presentation should summarise your work with graphs and images to tell the story and should use text sparingly. Presenting a poster at TNC15 will serve as an excellent advertisement for your work, and can act as a great conversation starter with other TNC participants.
There will be a poster exhibition at the conference venue. The Call for Posters is open and poster proposals are due by 15 April. Details are provided on the conference website:

Call for lightning Talk:

Lightning talks are 5-minute presentations focusing on one key point: this can be an idea, a successful project, a cautionary tale, a collaboration invitation, a quick tip or a demonstration.
Use this time wisely to present the pertinent message of the subject matter without the need for background history, the problem space or a business-case justification. Lightning talks are an excellent opportunity for first-time speakers.

We will have 32 lightning talks at TNC15. Email ( including your biography, a proposed title and a short description of your talk to be considered. The deadline for submissions is 15 April.
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The conference will include an exhibition area where conference sponsors and various projects will have the opportunity to display their latest products and services.
Companies interested in exhibiting at the conference should contact Gyöngyi Horváth ( for further information.


Demonstrations of cutting-edge technologies will take place in the conference venue’s Demo area. Places are still available. Applications for demonstrations should be sent to Gyöngyi Horváth (

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