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The Art of Creative Networking

The TNC17 Networking Conference is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference, with more than 650 participants attending this annual event. TNC brings together decision makers, managers, networking and collaboration specialists, and identity and access management experts from all major European networking and research organisations, universities, worldwide sister institutions, as well as industry representatives.

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 keynote speakers are:

TNC17, its 33rd edition, 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 conference will be held in the picturesque, UNESCO City of Media Arts of Linz, Austria between 29 May - 2 June 2017.

ACOnet provides a powerful and resilient backbone network infrastructure, mainly based on Gigabit and 10Gigabit Ethernet technology. Its major points of presence are co-located at Universities in Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz, Salzburg and Wien (Vienna).
ACOnet supplies its customers with multi-gigabit Internet access with a special focus on good national and regional connectivity through public and private peerings (Vienna Internet eXchange) and excellent connectivity to the European and global science, research and education community via GÉANT.

TNC17 sponsors

Platinum sponsor:
Ciena Ciena
Gold sponsor:
AmazonDropboxDimension DataECIAristaownCloud GmbHVerne GlobalNextcloud GmbH
Silver sponsor:
corsa ripe ncc ripe ncc Internet Society atea globalFlowmon Networks
Bronze sponsor:


austrian europeancommission ACOnet Linz

TNC Logo Contest
Booth Schedule
TNC17 Event Team

Important Dates

Presentation slides*: 1 May 2017
Submission of poster PDF: 15 May 2017
Conference: 29 May - 2 June 2017

* Please note that presentation slides may be updated by the speaker up to 30 minutes before the presentation.