For anyone wanting to present their work in poster format or to share their ideas with the research and education networking community in a five-minute ‘lightning talk’, there is the chance to do so at this year’s TERENA Networking Conference, TNC2014. The conference will explore topics around the theme ‘Networking with the world’ and will be held in Dublin, Ireland, 19-22 May.
Proposals are invited until 16 April, but early submissions are advised so that presenters of posters and lightning talks may also benefit from the early-bird registration discount, which is available until 24 February.
Lightning talks focus on one key point, allowing you to present a project’s updates, get community feedback on an idea, share a quick tip or invite the community to collaborate. To submit a five-minute lightning talk proposal, email firstname.lastname@example.org including your biography, the proposed title and a short description of your talk.
Posters should focus more on presenting work achieved, summarising with graphs and images more than text and taking a less formal approach than in a regular session presentation. Featuring a poster at TNC2014 will serve as an excellent advertisement for your work, and can act as a great conversation starter with other participants. Selected posters will be displayed in an area close to the parallel sessions and on the conference website. To submit a poster proposal, email TNC2014@terena.org with the subject ‘TNC2014 Poster’ and include the following information:
- poster title;
- name, affiliation, and contact information of the submitting author;
- names, affiliations, and contact information of any additional authors;
- name of the poster presenter (if different from the submitting author);
- an extended abstract (max. 1 page) describing the content of the poster;
- a draft poster may also be submitted to support the abstract.
The discounted fee for TNC2014 early-bird registration is €550. After 24 February it will still be possible to register online, until 9 May, with the full cost of €650. People whose lightning talks are accepted for presentation at TNC2014 will qualify for a speaker discount. The conference fee includes access to all conference sessions, materials and social events as well as lunches and coffee breaks.
All information regarding TNC2014 registration, lightning talk and poster submissions, conference topics and the full schedule of presentations can be found on the TNC2014 website.
TNC2014 will be hosted by HEAnet, Ireland’s national research and education networking organisation. The event will bring together decision makers, managers, networking professionals, collaboration specialists, and identity and access management experts from networking and research organisations, universities, and industry from around the world.