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Looking towards TNC21

Update: On 1 February 2021 GÉANT announced the decision to move TNC21 fully online. 
Read the announcement here:

According to tradition, on TNC’s last day we would be announcing the date and location of next year’s conference, so today we are excited to confirm that TNC21 will take place on 21-25 June 2021 in Brighton, UK, hosted by Jisc.

Brighton is one of the most vibrant, colourful and creative cities in the UK, compact, unique, fun, lively and historic, it’s a great place to visit, live, work & study in. Enjoy the beautiful video produced by our friends at Jisc.

We are excited to continue from where we left off and carry on building, planning, creating the 36th edition of our flagship conference for the international Research & Education community.

The TNC teams at NORDUnet, PSNC, Jisc and GÉANT are eager to get back to work on an event that is so much more than a technical conference and is at the very core of the GÉANT community: its heart and soul.

We are also delighted to confirm the theme ‘Making Waves’ so here’s a reminder of its meaning.

Waves can build up and break down shorelines, their impact is transformative and powerful.  Making Waves, the theme chosen for TNC21, is about the similarly transformative and disruptive capabilities that digital technologies across networking, Trust & Identity and cloud services can deliver for Research & Education.

NRENs across the globe connect the teams delivering discoveries that impact and improve our lives via some of the fastest data networks, most trusted identity services known to mankind and collaboration. NRENs have the intellectual bravery to inspire, disrupt and make waves. NRENs enable progress.

Our footprint as NRENs is visible in the identity space, technology, the environment and society. We are a conscious and forward-looking community working together to build a better future. This is the time to highlight our impact and test our thinking to address the greatest challenges for the future of humanity and the planet.

We will still be harbouring hope for more clement weather at the end of June next year hoping to catch a glimpse of the beautiful British summer in 2021, because, let’s admit it, and I am sure that we are all secretly pleased about it, it hasn’t been that summery this week!

Please mark your diaries, your agendas, your calendars and your wall planners! Stay tuned for more information in the coming months and remember that, unless you have already signed up, in order to receive TNC updates directly in your inbox, you can subscribe here to join our TNC-specific mailing list.

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