TNC18 pushes the bar ever higher

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TNC18’s packed schedule of sessions ended today, Wednesday 13 June, with a closing plenary featuring Andrew Woods, an experienced engineer and technical manager in 3D imaging and visualisation. Andrew talked passionately about the Sydney - Kormoran Project, a multi-disciplinary project combining deep-water imaging, supercomputing, image processing, advanced visualisation and history, to tell the story of two of Australia’s most significant shipwrecks – the HMAS Sydney (II) and HSK Kormoran.

You can view his presentation, together with all the other TNC18 archived streams here: https://tnc18.geant.org/web/media/archive
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A record year? TNC18 by numbers

As we look back over TNC18 there are too manyhighlights to list, so let’s pick just a few: 

  • 780 participants from 73 countries, including: 
    • 16 attendees from 14 countries supported by the GÉANT Emerging NREN Programme
    • 14 students from the GÉANT Future Talent Programme    
  • 24 sessions and 5 plenaries
  • 50 side events including  BoFs, demos, workshops and meetings 
  • Our video streams also attracted nearly 1250 unique viewers from 45 countries
  • And on social media we have had great engagement with over 1500 tweets and 1000 photographs!  
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Our huge thanks go to the teams behind this successful event, from the Programme Committee to the local host Uninett team, to the Events team and technical support from PSNC and NORDUnet, and all our sponsors, exhibitors and participants who made this such a fantastic week. 
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Looking to the future

As the (visible for almost 20 hours!) sun barely sets on another successful conference, Kristina Lillements from EENet of HITSA invited all participants to look towards next year with an invitation to TNC19 in Tallinn, Estonia, from 16-20 June 2019. You can see more at the TNC19 website

Finally, please provide your feedback so we can continue to make this event better and better. Our thanks go to this wonderful community for helping to make TNC18 such a success!