​TNC17 early bird registration now open 

5th December 2016 | Amsterdam, Netherlands / Cambridge, UK

GÉANT invites you to register now​ to benefit from the early bird discount on the participation fee of TNC17. The €200 discount is available until midnight CET on 28 February 2017, meaning that early registration will cost €600 instead of €800 (excluding VAT).

You can register right away on TNC17 website registration page​.

“The Art of Creative Networking​” is the theme of TNC17, the largest networking conference for research and education. TNC17 will be held in Linz between 29 May and 2 June and hosted by the Austrian Academic Computer Network (ACOnet), the Austrian National research and education network (NREN) for science, research, education, and culture.

The 2017 edition of the highly successful event will focus not only on the latest (networking) technology, but will also put the spotlight on the people from the worldwide research and education networking community who make innovation possible. Confirmed keynote speakers this year are:​​

How t​o pa​​rticipate

The initial call for proposals - for presentations and session topics - has now closed, but there are still many opportunities to actively contribute to TNC17. 

Meeting prop​​osals - Deadline ​​​​15 January 2017

To cater to a growing demand from the community, at TNC17 more opportunities will be created to organise working groups, BoFs, meetings and workshops. Places can be reserved for Monday, 29 June June and Friday, 2  June. You can submit meeting proposals at https://tnc17.geant.org/meeting-submission​ until 15 January 2017. 

Demon​​strations - Deadline 15 January 2017

An exhibition area dedicated to posters, demonstrations and exhibits will be set up in the TNC17 conference venue. Companies and projects wishing to participate in a demonstration or exhibition should submit at https://tnc17.geant.org/meeting-submission.

Lightnin​​g talks - Deadline 17 April 2017

The call for lightning talks will open on 1 February and will run until 17 April 2017, midnight CET. Lightning talks are 5 minute talks, in which a hot topic is quickly addressed.

Post​​ers - Deadline 17 April 2017

Featuring a poster at TNC will serve as an excellent advertisement for your work. The call for posters will open on 1 February. The deadline for poster proposals is 17 April 2017, midnight CET. 


TNC17 is a great way for companies to gain exposure and expand their business opportunities in  the research and education networking community. For more information visit the website: https://tnc17.geant.org/sponsorship and for additional questions please contact tnc17@lists.geant.org

Further infor​​​​​​​m​​​ation The TNC registration fee includes access to all conference sessions, materials and social events as well as lunches and coffee breaks. All information regarding registration and submissions can be found on the TNC17 website​.

We look forward to welcoming you in Linz!​