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17 May 2015
TNC15 global participation extended through generous EU NREN suppport
Gyöngyi Horváth, Conference Organiser, and Cathrin Stöver Chief International Relations and Communications Officer at GÉANT, joined participants of the GÉANT knowledge exchange network at the TNC15 opening reception.

GÉANT means community collaboration extending beyond the European borders. When GÉANT identified a need to financially assist attendees from far afield to come to Europe’s leading research and education networking conference, TNC, the GÉANT community stepped up to sponsor engineers from emerging national research and education network (NREN) organisations. As a result, 8 participants are attending this year’s conference, TNC15, in Porto, Portugal.

Several European NRENs kindly contributed funding, and representatives from geographic regions including South and East Africa; West and Central Africa; Asia-Pacific; Central and South America; Central Asia; Caribbean; the Balkan; and the Middle East. Each region nominated attendees who could benefit from the GÉANT community support.

Cathrin Stöver, GÉANT’s Chief International Relations and Communications Officer, said: "GÉANT is delighted to have facilitated this collaboration and to welcome the 8 attendees to TNC15. This helps to ensure that the GÉANT community continues to be as inclusive and supportive of global research and education networking as ever."

About TNC

TNC is the largest and most prestigious research networking conference, regularly attracting over 650 participants, including decision makers, networking specialists and managers from all major European NRENs, universities, sister institutions and industry. Through keynote speeches by renowned specialists and many other sessions, TNC presents an overview of the latest developments, both technical and in the areas of application and management.

TNC15 is organised by GÉANT and hosted by FCT|FCCN, Portugal's unit for the operation of the National Research and Education Network within the funding agency for science and research in Portugal. The conference is being held on 15-18 June 2015 in Porto. All information, including the full conference schedule can be found on the TNC15 website.