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TNC21: Keynote Speakers Announced

Earlier on this year GÉANT announced the decision that TNC21 will take place on 21-25 June and will be completely online and free of charge for all participants.

Registrations opened on 1 March with the announcement of the preliminary programme, which, over the course of five days, will feature an interesting selection of live and on-demand content. From keynotes and demos, to lightning talks and fun virtual networking activities, the programme will cover a wide range of topics and provide a snapshot of the activities in the global Research & Education community.

“We are honoured to announce this year’s prestigious keynote speakers who will bring to TNC21 a global perspective across a variety of fields” – Sabine Jaume Rajaonia, RENATER, TNC21 Programme Committee Chair.


Sue Black, Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University, UK

Keynote title: If I can do it, so can you


Paulo Artaxo, Professor of Atmospheric Physics, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Keynote title: Climate Change research and policies: the urgency of international interdisciplinary collaboration


Adam Lewis, Managing Director of Digital Earth Africa Establishment Team, Australia

Keynote title: Digital Earth Africa: Transformation Powered by Networks


Serge Fdida, Professor Computer Science Dept, Vice-President International Development, Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Keynote title: Digital transformation of research-intensive universities


More information about the keynote speakers and their presentations will be shared via all of GÉANT’s communication channels in the coming weeks.

TNC21 will, of course, host regular favourites such as the GÉANT Community Award, the Vietsch Foundation Medal of Honour, the Emerging NRENs Programme and the Future Talent Programme.

If you haven’t yet registered, you can do it now. It takes just a minute.

For further information about TNC21 visit the TNC21 website or contact

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