The Networking Conference​​


TNC is the leading international networking conference for research and education. The event attracts more than 650 participants, including decision makers, managers, networking and collaboration specialists, and identity and access management experts from all major national research and education networking (NREN) organisations, universities, sister institutions and industry.


Through keynotes speeches by renowned specialists, varying parallel sessions, demonstrations and presentations, the conference presents participants with a unique overview of the latest developments in research networking, both in the technical field and in the area of application and management.


The first European Networking Conference took place in 1981. Since then, there has been an unbroken string of annual conferences, bringing together key people in research and education networking in and around Europe. These Conferences have been known as TERENA Networking Conferences since 1998 and since 2015 it is called The Networking Conference.

Past TNC Events



TNC17 will be held in the picturesque, UNESCO City of Media Arts of Linz, Austria between 29 May - 2 June 2017. The conference  will be hosted by the Austrian Academic Computer Network (ACOnet), the Austrian National research and education network (NREN) for science, research, education, and culture.

The Theme of TNC17 is the Art of Creative Networking. The conference will address creativity across many different topics including Open Source ressources, uses of big data, moving beyond traditional network design and the impact of innovation on our lives. 

Discover TNC17 inspiring keynote speakers and the conference complete programme here:


There is still time to present your work in front of a wide audience of key experts and decision makers in research and education networking. For more information


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Click here to see the TNC17 GÉANT Associated Speakers​ list